UK Ardupilot Group

I thought it was about time to start a U.K group, mainly due to the time difference between us and USA, so members can discuss their issues here and hopefully get the help they require sooner? Also it possible there is someone living not far away from yourself that you could swap ideas with and get first hand help and advice with your project.

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Started by Peter Bird. Last reply by Steve Jun 29. 11 Replies

Has anyone got any experience of the EuroUSC LUASS Basic National UAS Certificate - SUA as a route to commercial accreditation by the CAA for aerial work?I am looking at getting the certificate but not sure whether it will be valuable to do the 2…Continue

Tags: ground, school, aerial, work, certification

Any flyers in East Mids?

Started by Matthew Thurstans. Last reply by Paul Phillips Feb 5. 3 Replies

I'm just wondering if anyone else flew around the Nottingham/ Leicester area, I fly a 3DR Quad - APM 1.4MattContinue

Any Quadcopter enthusiasts fly in Dartmoor

Started by Pat. Last reply by Vince Hogg Dec 28, 2013. 3 Replies

We are based in Plymouth using a APM 2.6 Quadcopter, just about ready to try FPV Continue

NAZA to ArduCopter

Started by Keith Bartlett. Last reply by john copp Oct 15, 2013. 4 Replies

HiI'm presently flying a F550 with NAZA V2 & GPS.  There have been a spate of strange crashes from all DJI fc's recently.  I've been lurking around the ArduCopter sites for a while and I'm thinking this might be a good time to switch.  Anyone…Continue

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Comment by Jim Pullen on October 28, 2013 at 2:24pm

Thanks' Keith.

I guess the main aim is just to see if we can get all this technology to work together for data collection in our work which is costal sea defence, to create DEM's GeoTiffs to monitor salt marsh erosion,etc.. And of course it's bloody good fun.:)    

Comment by Keith Trainor on October 28, 2013 at 1:26pm

Hi Jim, I have watched the video and can now see the APM at 90 degrees :-). Its all so new to me that I think I will keep it facing forward so that I don't stretch my skills to much. What is your aim for the mapping camera? The photo looks great by the way.

Comment by Jim Pullen on October 28, 2013 at 3:23am

I have mounted the APM at 90 as it fits nicely and is easy to get to the usb plug if needed, also that is how it is mounted in Flight Riots excellent video. I have used a Canon s100 with CHDK It's a very good small camera and has GPS for easy Geo Ref.Here is an example of the images from the s100 captured from my MK quad. I'm hoping to capture a much bigger area with the penguin.

Comment by Keith Trainor on October 27, 2013 at 2:34pm

Are you going to take photos of your build Jim and why do you have to mount the APM at 90 degrees? I'm not sure what camera to use in the Penquin and it looks like Flight riot like the canon sx series so may well go for one of those. Yes its a shame we aren't closer, it would have been good to see each others builds.

Good luck with the storm tonight.

Comment by Jim Pullen on October 27, 2013 at 1:12pm

Yes, started last week. just setting up the APM now. There was a bit of head scratching mounting the 2.5 at 90 degrees but I think I've got the settings right now. Pity I'm not closer, I'm down in Essex waiting for this storm.:).


Comment by Keith Trainor on October 27, 2013 at 12:11pm

Hi Jim, thanks for that. What a brilliant website flight riot is! Have you started to build your Penquin yet?

Comment by Jim Pullen on October 27, 2013 at 2:10am


I'm doing the same project atm...Penguin + APM 2.5 there are some great tips at

Comment by Keith Trainor on October 26, 2013 at 1:47pm

Manchester Based? Hi everyone, I'm based near Stockport, South Manchester. I have DJI Naza and Wookong but recently purchased the APM 2.5 to use in a Finwing Penquin. I have very little experience with the APM 2.5 and was wondering if any of you guys are based in the North West that might be happy to chat and maybe get together. Cheers, Keith

Comment by Randy on September 4, 2013 at 10:12pm

@Terry re inaccurate battery remaining %,

     Really it's about ensuring the current consumption is accurate which you can see in the mission planner's flight data screen's status tab...i think the field is current.  If you have a power analyzer it would be interesting to hear how accurate you find the current draw between the two.

Comment by Terry Brooks on September 4, 2013 at 9:53am

Thanks Rick

I had the battery capacity set to 3000mah which is what the battery is (3S 3000mah)

I have now selected "other" rather than the Attopilot 90a option and put the figures in the no longer greyed out boxes to see if that works, going to test now



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