A part of the PX4 team has been working on an open source ESC since late 2013. The objectives we had in mind were roughly as follows:
Do you think that you got what we are looking for??
Do you want to make ArduPilot even greater that we are now?!? If you do, read more:…Continue
The Ardupilot flight stack has an embedded compass calibrator, which has the advantage of providing a consistent behavior across different GCSs. Another good point of the internal calibrator when comparing to the algorithms implemented in the…Continue
After several months of development and testing, Tower v3.2.1 is finally ready for release to the wider community!
This release is significant as it marks the transition…Continue
We are glad to announce the compatibility of FlytOS (framework for commercial drone applications development) with the Ardupilot flight stack, as we had promised earlier.
What this means is, that the Ardupilot community can now easily leverage the companion computers (Ordoid, Raspi 3, TX1 and others) to build variety of commercial…Continue
Erle Robotics launches new version of the OS.
The image release under codename "escarlata"
The image includes support for:
Hello Everyone, long time no see. I'm the webmaster of the ardupilot chinese site.
In Sep 2015, I was been invited to join the First Session of the National Drone Education Alliance of China in Chengdu, Sichuan.…Continue
I noticed that nobody is exploring a nicer UI for the mission planner.
probably you have missed this one.…Continue
This is my third article about Andruav, last one was a couple of weeks ago that was about the Telemetry feature in Andruav.
Since then some updates has been done to telemetry that I want to mention it here.
I'm happy to share with you today BreezeUAV.
BreezeUAV is an autopilot running on Arduino Mega 2560 which allow the user to do some automatic missions or to fly in "semi-automatic" mode with a Joystick. In fact, instead of controlling the surface controls of the airplane, the joystick define the euler angles desired. Then the autopilot, using PID controllers, stabilize the UAV.
I first decide to implement the whole system on a Yak…
The Aeromapper 300 is the latest UAV offer from Aeromao Inc. Canada.
The Aeromapper 300 is one of the most complete UAV for general mappping applications, at the most competitve price on the market. Powerful yet very easy & friendly to use, with 1.5 hour endurance, currently more than two dozen different sensors or combination of sensors supported…Continue
Here is 3D Robotics centric group flight. Iris+ and his grandpa 3DR Quad on a mission. Playing around with scenario to cover large area with multiple vehicles simultaneously. Can be handy for Search&Rescue, surveyors and others.
Additionally you can see a proximity warnings in UgCS in action. These can use ADS-B as a source as…Continue
I wanted to let you know what UgCS 2.0 Beta is now available for download at our site www.ugcs.com !
UgCS 2.0 now supports Ardupilot, Mikrokopter, Microdrones, ARDrone and DJI (Naza-m, wookong-m, A2) autopilots.
This is the first post in what I hope to be a series of posts on exploring the possibilities in using the Oculus Rift alongside a UAV. The plan in the long run is to create a GCS for the Oculus Rift or other HMDs that gives you a feeling of actually sitting up in the air being able to look…Continue
I'm happy to share with you today that this afternoon we had the first flight of a copter using ardupilot running in Linux (the evolution of the work performed this summer through the BeaglePilot project on the ardupilot code). It's particularly a…Continue
My name is Rusty and I am from BlueRobotics. We've spent the last nine months developing an underwater thruster for marine robotics that is high-performing, resistant to saltwater, and affordable for hobbyists. We've used it to propel a few…Continue
The requirements for the operation of unmanned aircrafts for commercial and semi-professional purposes have changed fundamentally in the past years in Europe and worldwide.
The regulations will get even more strictly in the future.
Depending on the application, the weight, the…