SmartAP is fully autonomous autopilot

Now SmartAP Autopilot is a fully autonomous autopilot. In this video a quadcopter equipped with SmartAP Autopilot performs autonomous take off and waypoint flight. After that it returns to home and demonstrates an autonomous landing.

More information about the project you can find on the website: http://sky-drones.com/

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Tags: Autopilot, SmartAP, autonomous, quadcopter

Comment by OlivierD. on July 20, 2013 at 4:03pm

Very nice Kirill, STM32 is the way to go. How much does your board retail for?


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Comment by Graham Dyer on July 21, 2013 at 12:24am

Very nice, videos are impressive BUT I do have a (hopefully constructive) criticism: everything is on the website EXCEPT where to buy it and the cost, I'm sorry but that puts me off immediately. Why make it harder than it needs to be, if I'm sitting here with credit card in hand I cannot buy one now and there's no information on the website as to where I can buy one (or even the cost).

Why must a potential customer have to try search or ask for this vital information?

Comment by Jason Wise on July 21, 2013 at 12:49am

Maybe its demand and supply?....a preorder situation like many upstarts out there

Comment by avionics on July 21, 2013 at 5:27am

BRAVO Krill when something is perfect no one can say anything, what you have achieved is a great achievement and I wish you every success.

Comment by Rana on July 21, 2013 at 5:38am

Excellent Oliver ! my views are same as that of Graham. 

Graham, make sure that your wife does'nt know all about this ;)


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Comment by Arthur Benemann on July 21, 2013 at 1:52pm

Nice flight Kirill.

And it is controllable via DroidPlanner :).

Comment by Kirill on July 21, 2013 at 2:26pm

Thank you all for the kind words!

@Olivier, Agree, STM32 has everything needed and fulfils requirements very well.

@Graham, Thanks! And yes, you're right. At the moment this is mostly research project which demonstrates the capabilities of the system. Of course, I have plans to commercialize the project, but I still need to finish some things, however, on the whole the autopilot is almost ready. I just can say that I'll try to set competitive price (it's quite difficult for the first times, because production costs are much bigger for less quantity).
Anyway, beta testers are welcome already today, so if you want to become one of them - pm me at diydrones or here.

@Jason, you catched the idea :)

@Avionics, thanks a lot! As soon as I finish the system I'll let you know and hopefuly you might become a tester (if you have interest and time for this of course). You have a good experience with the stuff like that and it is appreciated.

@Arthur, Thanks! And yes, exactly, SmartAP is very friendly with DroidPlanner :)

Comment by avionics on July 21, 2013 at 10:02pm

I think 3DRobatics should look in to your project for marketing it here within this community (if you want of course) it works flawless and matches all the softwares within diydrones so why not !?

Comment by Euan Ramsay on July 21, 2013 at 11:14pm
Yes, good video - but you're a bit blaisie about it. Normal safety etiquette would have you at least facing the craft, with controller in hand, in the event there is an auto malfunction.

Sitting, back to the vehicle, controls 2m away...not wise, and encourages the wrong sort of behaviour.
Comment by Euan Ramsay on July 21, 2013 at 11:27pm
Agree with the others - the move to ARM and 32bit is a good move. Looking forward to seeing a production version.

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