ArduCopter is now available for pre-sale in the DIY Drones store in the US, too. This is the same kit as the Fah Pah model, but without the APM board, which you must buy from Sparkfun as usual. (This is due to regulatory rules in the US).
The price is $439.90, reflecting the fact that it does…
The ardupilotmegacomm library is successfully sending/ receiving HIL communication and is sending/receiving the standard ardupilotmega binary protocol. yagcs and dronegcs (several ardupilotmega ground stations) both currently use the library. I updated the apmcomm library to fix some bugs and also added hardware in the loop support. I renamed the project from apmcomm to avoid a bunch of misc. hits on google. I have packaged a linux version using cpack -G DEB, but could use a developer on… Continue
First flight ends in a crash, but I attribute that to pilot error rather than a problem with the copter. This flight did bend one of the legs slightly. I believe the holes I drilled to reduce weight have compromised the strength of the leg. I will replace with solid pieces.
Second flight. No crash, and quite a stable… Continue
Yet another Ground Control Station project has begun. It's little more than a proof of concept. There is absolutely no documentation or error trapping and is not overly functional... but hey, you've got to start somewhere.
Looking for constructive feedback on OSBM - Hard or Soft I suspect.
My motion is that successful Open Source brands, such as Arduino, DIY, Linux etc... are the natural distributors of derived works, and should (therefore) encourage derived works specifically by hosting a marketplace for them - in which they charge a fee.
The argument in favor is that google searches and other reflections of mindshare will gravitate to the Copyright holders; derivative works are therefore… Continue
After completing testign campaign and delivering the first examples we have
rushed to publish a short documentary. Pteryx is an UAV designed for civilian
use, together with its mission-oriented autopilot. Our focus is in reliable
operation and single button interface. basically you… Continue