"You can push a button to start the acquisition or have it start at a predefined GPS point. Simple for an Arduino. But I can sort of understand you are looking at a complete flight controller to do this. "
"There has always been a counter argument for using tailsitters as VTOL, that is the wind. I think they can take off and transition fine but landing at a 45 deg angle is problematic. Surely that can be overcome, right? "
"Should we start a concerted effort to bring new controllers and their GC's to the forefront? Seems it would be in our best interest to have some choices in a year or so. Or do we think PX4 and APM will be with us for the next 5…"
"I have always thought the lawnmower pattern was inefficient due to all the 90 deg turns. I hope to see a gain in efficiency using a spiral. Though I am not sure how efficient a constant turn with be.
Also, I assume the MP auto way…"
"This document is worth reading. Specially pages 9-12. The table on page 11 is depressing. Things change so rapidly you probably need to be a lawyer to know for sure what is defend-able in court. Looks to me unless it's a hobby…"
"I have been flying a tricopter with Arducopter for about 4 years doing mapping and have had no tuning problems. Tricopters seem to be easier to keep orientation for some reason. I agree on the efficiency, with 2D flat map gimbal and canon…"