All Blog Posts Tagged 'ardupilot' (131)

Successful tests flights of the ArduCopter v2.0.51



Hello to All,

I have done successful tests flights with the version of the ArduCopter v2.0.51 (original firmware version, not modified). I have used a hands build quadcopter frame (550 mm wide) . In spite of the windy and gusty weather (wind 18 Km/h gusting 22 Km/h), I have been very suprised by the stability of my quadcopter with this new firmware (thanks to Jason and to the DIY Drones team).…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on November 27, 2011 at 9:23am — 16 Comments

3D Robotics
ArduIMU V3 is finally here!

Long time since my last post!

I'm glad to announce the new ArduIMU V3 that will take the place of the very successful ArduIMU v2 (flat version). We called it flat version because ArduIMU V2 was created in a time where 3 axis and even 2 axis gyros were not so common and we had to place some of the…


Added by Jordi Muñoz on November 2, 2011 at 1:00pm — 66 Comments

More Ardustation MAVLink software


I've written my own Ardustation software for talking to the APM using MAVLink. The software is based on my previous version (for APM v1.x), which was in turn based on code written by Michael Smith.


It is capable of editing…

Added by Colin on October 27, 2011 at 2:00pm — 25 Comments

Full autonomous flights of the MAJA drone with ThermoPilot v5

On october 1st, 2011, my MAJA drone has done successfully a full autonomous flight under flight plan with the ThermoPilot v5, an updated version of the Arduplane v2.23. The video of the flight is recorded with a GO pro HD wide on board. This test flight is a part of my ThermoPilot project (Autonomous Thermal Hunter glider).

The flight of the real…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on October 3, 2011 at 9:51am — 2 Comments

Maiden flight with wooden quad

Today I maiden my wooden hobbyking Quadcopter and it went fine!


I have flown rc helicopters quite a bit, but that was a couple of years ago. Then i heard an interview with Chris Anderson on Leo Laportes podcast 'Triangulation' and I was intrigued about the drone part of the hobby.


Me and a friend ordererd two ArduPilots and got into it again.



Added by Anders Rothman on September 18, 2011 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

Successful 10 Km full autonomous flight of the MAJA drone with the ArduPilotMega.

A 10 Km full autonomous flight of the MAJA drone with an ArduPilotMega

The MAJA drone has successfully done a 10 Km autonomous mission under flight plan on May 28, 2011. The purpose of my mission challenge is to succeed in a full 10 km autonomous navigation under a flight plan (FPL) with only the steering of the ArduPilotMega and its firmware (v2.2f JLN).

- All the 8 waypoints of the MAJA drone has been defined so as to be…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 29, 2011 at 8:13am — 29 Comments

Successful 3.5 Km full autonomous flight of the MAJA drone with an ArduPilotMega

Successful 3.5 Km autonomous flight of the MAJA drone with a GoPro HD

The MAJA drone has done a successful 3.5 Km autonomous mission under flight plan on May 2011.

The FPL is composed of 5 waypoints and the MAJA drone autopilot runs the FPL during 2 loops. The full flight have been recorded with a GoPro HD wide camera. The MAJA drone is fully steered with an ArduPilotMega (APM v1.4) autopilot with a 9D0F IMU and the…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 25, 2011 at 1:38pm — 5 Comments

China copy Ardupilot mega - ½ price!

Made in China!

Don't know what to say.…


Added by Robert Krogh (hooks) on May 18, 2011 at 1:29pm — 77 Comments

Successful flight of the MAJA Drone with the ArduPilotMega

Successful flight of the MAJA Drone with the ArduPilotMega

The MAJA Drone built and tested by Jean-Louis Naudin, a true UAV with full autonomous flight capabilities done on May 2011.


Avionic setup:

 - Ardupilot Mega (Atmega 1280 @16 MHz), 32 Mips

 - Full 9DOF IMU,

 - Built-in 16 MB Data Logger,

 - Airspeed and absolute pressure sensors (Bosh),

 - triple axis magnetometer HMC5843,

 - 10Hz…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 16, 2011 at 1:23am — 19 Comments

Twinstar APM takes to the sky!



Today I flew my Twinstar with APM in the hotseat. It's the second flight I've had with it wired in, but yesterday I was only using the stabilise mode. It's been a couple of great days from a weather and wind point of view, so ideal for testing.  The Stabilise mode is lovely.  The Twinstar (mine has a stock power system) when it is trimmed up is a super stable platform anyway, so I'm not too surprised that stabilise didn't have a massive impact, but it was…


Added by Jim on April 20, 2011 at 10:03am — 8 Comments

Full autonomous Cularis UAV mission with Ardupilot/ArduIMU

Full autonomous Cularis UAV mission under flight plan

Here a video of my Cularis UAV during a full autonomous flight mission under a flight plan with 7 waypoints (

Mission #19 done on april 2011)

The Cularis UAV autopilot setup is:


- Autopilot: Ardupilot (Atmega 328)@16MHZ + ArduIMU flat v2


- ardupilot v2.8 (JLN) + arduimu v1.8.3 (JLN)

Sensors: (arduIMU on…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on April 14, 2011 at 9:19pm — 16 Comments

Quadrocopter Electronics Mount

Just received the plates I ordered at Ponoko and mounted my electronics on it. My measures were good but I chosed to put the xBee on the side instead of on top so I missed two holes for it, fortunately tie wraps saved the day! Next version will account for the new placement of the xBee and protect it better. If people are interested I can upload the eps files for Ponoko after I make some adjustments.



Added by François Ubald Brien on March 23, 2011 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

Possible frame for ArduCrawler

This is only a 1/10 scale, but the suspension and wheels look pretty nice. Check out the website. I would have posted better pics, but it was too huge for the blog. $149.99



Added by Ron Jacobs on February 9, 2011 at 1:27pm — 10 Comments

Ardustation two-way telemetry for Ardupilot Mega



I've got two way telemetry working on my Ardustation, talking to the ArduPilot Mega (APM) using the standard BinComm protocol (GCS_PROTOCOL_STANDARD). So far I can edit PID values and check essential mission following data, along with the standard summary of attitude, location and heartbeat data.


This should make life a lot easier, being able to tweak the plane whilst airborne and seeing what it's up to - without being required to sit down…


Added by Colin on January 14, 2011 at 4:30am — 32 Comments

ArduSpider: Sara (My daughter´s robot)

(I´d specially like the last part...)

Hi All,

this project could be a bit out of scope here but this is also a recycling project. I used an old Ardupilot board and 3 old servos to construct this robot... And there is also a nice story behind this project:

Some weeks ago, my daughter (4 years old) said me:…


Added by Jose Julio on January 9, 2011 at 4:46am — 27 Comments

New airframe for the New Year...

Hello people, this is my new airframe to play with my ardupilot equipment!!!!!


It is a modified gentle lady from Carl…


Added by diego colonnello on December 30, 2010 at 7:00pm — 13 Comments

First Easy Star Setup/Purchase Suggestions

Hello everyone!  This is my first post to the site though I've been following for over a year.  I'm finally to the point where I would like to begin purchasing equipment for my first Easy Star Drone.  

Background: I have successfully built and flew my Blimpduido kit.  I've also been flying around for a a couple months the Hobby Zone Champ (RTF).  This has been the extent of my RC/Drone background though I have been playing around with Arduino on other projects for over a…


Added by Stan Underhill on December 30, 2010 at 12:56pm — 11 Comments

Arduzagi update

I received my airspeed shield today along with the pitot tube kit and…


Added by Duncan Greer on December 29, 2010 at 1:00am — 5 Comments


I've finally spent a bit of time to setup the Arudipilot which I bought back at the start of the year into an aircraft.  This is an EPP Zagi airframe which was surplus to other requirements here (left over from an undergrad project I think).


I've integrated all the hardware and am currently in the…


Added by Duncan Greer on December 23, 2010 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

A dreaming Ardupilot, Happykillmore´s GCS and Ardustation... Awesome!!!

This was my today´s proyect, to connect ardustation with xbee and the laptop at the same time, displaying a flight data from a GPS simulated Ardupilot and also to perform a 3 waypoint mission and test the antenna tracker feature...............I had a great time today..... Here is the… Continue

Added by diego colonnello on December 7, 2010 at 9:30pm — 10 Comments

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