ive have been tossing around the idea of going completly of base with a plane design. foam , wood. carbonfiber, easly crafted into any shape i could think of . my only concern is with supplied programing can ardupilot be configured to any plane or is fleight control limited by traditional plane body style..also id like to know if people are working with no traditonal planes any body..Id personaly love to automate a model of (EDI ) from stealth. Or maybe even a horten??

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  • In theory, you should be able to use ArduPilot with any aeroplane, as long as it actually flies and has the control surfaces that ArduPilot uses. In practice, it may get rather tricky because the gains and sensitivities have to be adjusted to suit each airframe, so if your airframe is a weird shape, it's liable to behave weirdly, and will therefore require some serious tweaks. The Horten should be alright - I've seen a number of flying wing UAVs on this site. EDI will be harder, even without the crazy switchblade wing - it's not the most aerodynamic of shapes, and looking at it, I doubt it'll behave very well...
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