All Blog Posts Tagged 'APM' (170)

Andruav SDK


This is my fifth article about Andruav. The new thing about this topic is that it targets Developers more than users.

Andruav-SDK is a …


Added by MHefny on March 19, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

APM Mode switch with LCD display

Hi, let me introduce my APM mode switch with LCD display.

The basic idea is from Stefan Gofferje's project, thanks on him for PPM stream code part!!!

My idea was to make something more good-looking thing for…


Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on March 8, 2015 at 12:00am — 10 Comments

ROSsifying an APM-based autopilot

Great stuff happening at Erle Robotics while we push our Linux autopilot, Erle-Brain, towards deeper and deeper ROS integration.

Here's Alex sharing with you some of the first packages we coded (video):

Some links:

- PWM: …


Added by Víctor Mayoral on February 9, 2015 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Introducing an "app store" for drones based in ROS

Erle Robotics, Canonical and the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) have partnered to bring an "app store" for drones that will use the Robot Operative…


Added by Víctor Mayoral on January 20, 2015 at 8:27am — 2 Comments

Andruav - Multiple Drones Multiple GCS Interconnectivity

This is my fourth article about Andruav. In the past few articles I talked about:

1- What is Andruav then I focused on the telemetry features in Andruav.

2- Andruav as a…


Added by MHefny on January 18, 2015 at 2:33pm — 2 Comments

Walkera Voyager 3 iUAS - Futuristic APM Quadcopter

According to…

Added by noeL on January 14, 2015 at 12:30am — 12 Comments

APM response to catastrophic air frame/wing failure?

All -- what do you believe is an appropriate response of APM (ArduPlane) to a complete air frame failure?

Over Thanksgiving break, I test flew an Experimental Airlines AXON build (in a remote, rural area). The plane was flying fine with default settings, and I flew from FBWA to RTL to Auto. During the Auto mission the main spar (an oak dowel) failed and the wings collapsed at around 300' AGL. The plane, as you might expect, took a nosedive to the…


Added by Eric Compas on December 6, 2014 at 4:13pm — 27 Comments

Installing APM Planner 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

DaVinci Challenge

As instructional materials designer for the DaVinci Challenge, I need to provide clear and concise guidance on all aspects of building and operating drones including preparing ground control systems. With Microsoft as a sponsor of the DaVinci Challenge, I usually start by encouraging installing Mission Planner or APM Planner 2.0 on Windows, despite the difficult of installing unsigned…


Added by Ronald Pandolfi on November 27, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Apprentice Drone kit conversion

Because E-Flight Apprentice RC is very popular airplane and the fact that you can buy any replacement part for it I decided to design a 3D printed kit that would turn it into a Drone. The kit blends perfectly with the wing, it gives you easy access to the electronics from the top…


Added by Luiz Miranda on November 23, 2014 at 10:30am — 22 Comments

Aeromapper Talon mapping drone

It's been already a while ago since we started selling one of our newest drones based on the Talon UAV airframe: the Aeromapper Talon.

In this occasion we wanted to use a large foam aircraft, something that was compact and yet large to offer 60 minutes endurance carrying a Sony Nex 5 with wide angle lens (as standard sensor, but more sensors are available). We…


Added by Mauricio on November 3, 2014 at 10:38am — 16 Comments

The DroneCode Project just launched

Dronecode Project to advance development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; 3D Robotics, Baidu, Box, DroneDeploy, Intel, jDrones, Laser Navigation (Virtualrobotix), Qualcomm Technologies, SkyWard, Squadrone System, Walkera and Yuneec among founding members.

Read more at…


Added by Jani Hirvinen on October 13, 2014 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

Custom built APM mini quad.

Just want to share my scratch built FPV quad made with my new CNC machine :) Called "the butterfly" name picked by my Fiance 

This was my first CNC project I gave myself.. It has been a great learning experience learning all the different techniques required to design, and translate that design…


Added by Nick on September 10, 2014 at 11:30am — 21 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.15-rc1 (Beta Release)

APM Planner 2.0.15-rc1 release is available.

When we released 2.0.14, we added a feature to subscribe to beta releases (we've called them 'release candidates' i.e. rc releases)

If you would like to help us test these new releases before we declare them stable (which would be awesome!) You…


Added by Bill Bonney on August 29, 2014 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

APM Telemetry using an Android Smartphone

A big enabler for UAVs going forward, especially with respect to commercialization, will be improving telemetry range. On that note, I've released my MAV Downlink Android application and associated tools today.

MAV Downlink opens up a new communication pathway for you to talk to your UAV while it…


Added by James Betker on August 4, 2014 at 6:30am — 74 Comments

EasyWing FPV flying wing

Hi, let me introduce my new FPV flying wing, the modded EasyWing.

The original EasyWing was designed by JAN-CHE in Hungary (link to JCP webshop), also he has been cutted all the EPP parts for me. Many thanks on his support!!!



Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on August 3, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.13 released (was 2.0.12/11 released)

NOTE: Parameter settings was also broken. Next release we will also have 'beta' releases so we can avoid these simple mistakes…


Added by Bill Bonney on July 14, 2014 at 5:00pm — 66 Comments

PX4Flow Optical Flow Sensor on APM 2.5 and Pixhawk with AC 3.2 Libraries

Hi, i´m making my own firmware based on the ArduCopter 3.2 Libraries, i have implemented various flight modes like STABILIZE, LOITER, ALT HOLD, RTL, AUTO, but changing the control law and configuring…


Added by Sergio Reyes Sánchez on July 12, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tarot 680PRO HEX - Now shipping fully Ready to Fly APM packages

Firstly congratulations to all those that took part in the SparkFun 2014 AVC challenge on the weekend. 

Just showing off our new mid sized Ready To Fly APM Hexacopters.

 2Kg payload test on vimeo



Added by Mark Steyn on June 23, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

3D Robotics
The Tale of BeaglePilot: The world’s first Linux-based autopilot

The history:

The BeaglePilot project started three years ago, when Víctor Mayoral Vilches (DIY page), researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology and co-founder of…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on June 4, 2014 at 4:00pm — 22 Comments

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