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Olivier replied to Darius's discussion Coax dodeca-copter on Arducopter 2.x
"See also this: https://discuss.ardupilot.org/t/dodeca-hexa-esc-wiriing-and-propeller-direction/19156 Dodecas are not supported yet with Arducopter on mainstream release, but it is available on  3.6 dev (master)."
Aug 10
Olivier commented on Jack's blog post Fastest FPV Drone Reach 250mph
"All depends on the type of vehicle, if it's autonomous or not, and how you measure speed. Model aircraft with jet  turbine have been clocked at 400Mph+ for instance. In dynamic soaring with gliders, speeds above 500mph have been…"
Aug 10
Olivier commented on Jordi Muñoz's blog post mRo mid 2017 updates
"Great news, Jordi! Rob, spot on with "DJI figured this out long ago". Out of curiosity I cracked open a Phantom 3 Pro a while back, the IMU is inside a fairly large plastic cubic plastic case, about  2” sides iirc. Inside is…"
Aug 3
Olivier commented on Olivier's blog post Two Ardupilot News Items: Copter 3.5; The Solo Lives On
"Jose: Cheers! Credit of course goes to the 20+ strong core Ardupilot team and Arducopter lead developer Randy Mackay, the hundreds of beta testers (11 beta release candidates over a six month period) and the tens of thousands of professionals and…"
Jul 29
Jose Luis Cortes commented on Olivier's blog post Two Ardupilot News Items: Copter 3.5; The Solo Lives On
"Hello Olivier, I see many interesting things !!! Congratulations!!! All this object avoidance features are very interesting, a lot of people ask about this features. I would like to ask about something that is not on the list: Randy has a video…"
Jul 29
Gary McCray commented on Olivier's blog post Two Ardupilot News Items: Copter 3.5; The Solo Lives On
"Great job guys, I will be getting a Cube for one of my Solos. I've got to see for myself what you have accomplished. Best regards, Gary"
Jul 28
Olivier posted a blog post

Two Ardupilot News Items: Copter 3.5; The Solo Lives On

In case you missed it, some great news items in the last couple weeks, from the Ardupilot development powerhouse:- Release of Copter 3.5- The Solo lives onCopter 3.5 is a major release with an extensive list of new features and improvements, including support for visual odometry, obstacle avoidance, RTK GPS, dual GPS blending, non…See More
Jul 27
Olivier commented on zhangqi's blog post Flying over sea with H2 hybrid powered drone
"Very impressive specs, great work! Flight controller/stack? You do seem to have serious vibration though, that's got to be one difficult to deal with problem with hybrid."
Jul 14
Olivier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post How do modern open source autopilots compare to aerospace-grade IMUs?
"> Meanwhile, let's bring this thread back on topic. What do you think of the intrinsic performance of the Honeywell IMU vs our stuff? Yes, a great topic, one that I am also particularly interested in too. With closed source companies…"
Jun 20
Olivier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post How do modern open source autopilots compare to aerospace-grade IMUs?
"In general have to agree with Rob's comments. IMO It's not so much that glitches cannot happen with professional aerospace companies, we all know guaranteed 100.0% error free production cannot exist, see Boeing 787, NASA, etc ... But…"
Jun 20
Olivier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post How do modern open source autopilots compare to aerospace-grade IMUs?
"Chris  this is not a flight stack issue, it's a hardware issue regardless of what  stack is supported. To my knowledge there's actually been two to date, the first having to do with the buzzer too close, reported here late last…"
Jun 20
Olivier commented on Kirill's blog post SmartAP 3.2 Pro Available
"Kirill, answering Marc's question with another question is not an answer.  Not sure why you bring up Mission Planner, QGroundControl  is also open source and works with both Ardupilot and PX4, and runs not only on Windows, MacOS and…"
Jun 17
Olivier replied to Gary Scott's discussion Help buying an Arducopter flight controller
"For the latest and greatest, you might want to have a look at the Pixhawk 2.1"
Jun 1
Olivier commented on Bart Theys's blog post Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones
"Awesome work! And great video, thanks for sharing! Do you use Ardupilot or another flight stack? (Saw Mission planner running in the video). If so would be nice to acknowledge on your website  :)"
May 30
Olivier replied to Ryan Perez's discussion Introducing the Splash Drone 3 + make easy money by sharing the campaign
"Do you mean PX4 based, proprietary, or from another open source base, proprietary extensions, or third party proprietary? Even larger companies like Traxxas (Ardupilot FC) or Aminon (Cleanflight base) don't develop there own so guessing if you…"
May 26

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Bill Piedra commented on Olivier's blog post Congratulations to accepted Ardupilot students, Google Summer of Code 2017
"That's fantastic.  One of my personal passions is working with students.   Back in 2014 I worked with some bright robotics / programming students on Project Ryptide, and it ended up attracting some international media attention.…"
May 12

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About Me:
Olivier Brousse, long time drone builder and flyer
More information on my LinkedIn page here:
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/olivier-brousse/b8/436/253
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Autonomous drone development for research and industry.
Hometown:
Boulder, CO

Olivier's Blog

Two Ardupilot News Items: Copter 3.5; The Solo Lives On

Posted on July 27, 2017 at 8:24pm 3 Comments

In case you missed it, some great news items in the last couple weeks, from the Ardupilot development powerhouse:

- Release of Copter 3.5

- The Solo lives on

Copter 3.5 is a major release with an extensive list of new features and improvements,…

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On the Road to Maker Faire

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 11:11am 0 Comments

Great video from Ardupilot Development Team member Jaime Machuca, on working towards  an upcoming Maker Faire in San Francisco's Bay area. The Ardupilot event is sponsored by Intel.

More  information on the project is available…

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Congratulations to accepted Ardupilot students, Google Summer of Code 2017

Posted on May 4, 2017 at 12:33pm 4 Comments

Every year Google proposes to fund students for the summer with its GSoC program, where open source organizations and students are announced  through a highly selective process. This year was the first time Ardupilot applied as its own entity, and Google just granted it  four student  positions. No…

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No Parachute? No problem! (There’s an app for that)

Posted on April 6, 2017 at 9:46pm 5 Comments

In which a 1.7m flying wing VTOL transitions to forward flight with ... oops ... reversed elevons. As the transition starts the quad motors are active and compensate for the reversed elevons. Once the transition is completed the quad motors stop and ... the flying wing, now flying like a plane, flips 180…

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Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 9:16pm on January 14, 2017, Azjeg said…

Hi Olivier,

You can use it of course. Just let me know which one you like best and I'll find the high resolution original for editing or cleaning up. Except for a very few of them which were shot by a pro friend of mine, I usually take all the pictures of our gear, but I'm not a professional photographer, so you need some processing on them, surely... :-)

Azjeg

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