The next generation of SmartAP - SmartAP v2

Hi everyone! I would like to share with you with my latest progress in flight control system developments. I have designed the next generation of my custom-made SmartAP autopilot, it's called SmartAP v2. It's based on STM32F4 microcontroller. Powerful MCU, new sensors and more complex algorithms helped to improve the accuracy of altitude & position hold. Short demo video below.

And here's the video highlighting the development process: 

More info you can find on my project's website -

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Comment by Juan Carlos Hdez on May 4, 2014 at 2:39pm

nice work

Comment by Jay Galleno on May 4, 2014 at 6:10pm

when was that available in the market?

Comment by Swift on May 4, 2014 at 7:25pm

Is it Open? .... ooooh sh....I open a can of warm here.... sorry. ... 

Comment by Swift on May 4, 2014 at 7:39pm

...nice work.

Comment by Kirill on May 4, 2014 at 11:08pm

Jay, it's in beta at the moment, official release will be soon.

Swift, hardware and software are not open source.

Comment by Jay Galleno on May 5, 2014 at 12:10am



Comment by Ray Cecil, CSWP on May 5, 2014 at 5:44am

Wow, I am a complete drone Noob. I signed up on here just because of this drone. Saw the video. I want one! I know its early May, but are they available yet?

Comment by Mustafa TULU on May 5, 2014 at 6:47am

Nice job, keep up the great work. A quick question, what is the unique sides of this AP board than the existing ones.

Comment by thomas Butler on May 5, 2014 at 8:04am

Is there really a need for another proprietary STM32 flight controller board which will require several years of tedious software developement before the bugs are all out? Don't risk your precious capital.

Hopefully, the monster in the Far East will get on the ball and make a 168mhz "STM32F4, Invensense MPU60xx, 5611, 5883" that conforms to the 50x50mm flight controller standard, and sell it for $50.  Usually the monster in the Far East mfgrs wait until a hardware design has gelled before cloning.  If it's hardware, the functionality can easily be copied!  An STM32F4 (hardware floating point) CPU is less than $8 in small quantities. The STM32 at 168mhz CPU provides an order of magnitude in processing power over the Atmel 2560.

There is already the FlyMaple, AfroFlight, FreeFlight, and numerous other non-conforming DOA designs...

Comment by Hugues on May 5, 2014 at 1:19pm

Very smart! How do you build your boards? Home soldered or prof contractor based on your circuitry?


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