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Ancient southpaw needs stick mode 3 to fly fixed wing VTOL

Started by James Miller. Last reply by Nobel0 Apr 2. 1 Reply

I'm new to Arduplane, but I've got high-mileage left-handed reflexes, and need mode 3 to fly. But neither of the ground stations I've tried allow for that control layout. How can I configure Mission…Continue

Pixhawk not controlling servos

Started by Samuel Rosenstein. Last reply by Angel Espinal Mar 24. 6 Replies

Ok, this is an odd problem. Here goes:I have the pixhawk armed without GPS (solid blue light, APM Planner says "armed").Pixhawk is plugged into my computer over USBBEC powering servos (well, one…Continue

payload mechanism

Started by Richmond A. Acheampong. Last reply by Nobel0 Mar 23. 22 Replies

hi everyone, I am building a quadcopter with pixhawk that will be able to deliver stuffs(like pizza), I am done with the entire frame with wood but I am haven a little challenges in the creation of…Continue

Airspeed (synthetic) not being reported in Plane 3.8?

Started by Henry Wurzburg. Last reply by Hein du Plessis Jan 15. 5 Replies

I just installed 3.8 on a pixhawk without AS sensor and was surprised to find that Airspeed (synthetic since I have no sensor) was not being reported over Mavlink to my OSD....I am pretty sure that…Continue

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Comment by Andrei Covalenco on March 25, 2018 at 8:52am

Hi ArduPlane fans,

For all of you interested in the Internet of Drones platform which we are developing, please join to this group
https://diydrones.com/groups/705844:Group:2432557?xg_source=msg_app...
Among the many benefits provided by the platform some are:

1. Remote visualization of the drones flights including others than your own

2. Routes planning and remote control of own drones, from any place where the internet access is available
3. Evaluates risk assessment for the planned routes

4. Alerts for the potential colision, drone malfunction, entering restricted space and others

5. Encrypted connection with the drone (optional for downlink)

6. Manage your drone(s). In case of larger fleet, the drones can be gouped by purpose

7. Visualization of the flights history

8. Data sharing among the drones for the detected objects in airspace

9 .Displaying dedicated airspace for drones (in later version as this will be specific to countries which currently in most of them is not fixed)

The first version of the DroneRoute device will support Pixhawk flight controller

Comment by ZTW Brushless ESC on December 25, 2017 at 8:08pm

i like the group, i like everyone in the group.

Comment by Grant Petty on November 18, 2016 at 1:42pm

Any suggestions for vendors stocked with the variety of electrical connectors and cables needed for connecting RC gear to autopilot modules (e.g., Pixhawk2, etc.)?

Comment by Mark peiffer on May 10, 2016 at 8:55pm

Thanks Craig- that's something I never knew. Really cool. My glider is more modest. I'm really new to pix4 and I was looking for advise or strategies to achieve a RTL on loss of signal or visual ID. Should I use a geofence. Or a loop to achieve a circling descent to the launch site. Thanks for educating me on this project!


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Comment by Craig Elder on May 7, 2016 at 11:01pm

@Mark : lots of gliders and rocket planes too.

Check out Project Lohan http://www.theregister.co.uk/science/lohan/

(Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/08/lohan_summary_vid/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/30/vulture_2_photos/

It's pretty cool

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Comment by Mark peiffer on May 7, 2016 at 7:52pm

I was wondering if anyone has worked on, or knows someone who has, developed a rocket glider or any type of glider application with arduplane.

Comment by Richard Kennedy on April 5, 2016 at 3:54am

@MarioSpeedwagon

I wish there was more in that story about the nuts and bolts of the flight system. It looks very well designed and thought out. I'd say that plane probably has a far superior range of a multi rotor but it's interesting ,and perhaps telling, they didn't share any footage of how they retrieve the plane. That is one advantage of a multi rotor you need basically zero ground clearance for take of and retrieval. Like anything I guess it's hard to have your cake and eat it too. 


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Comment by MarioSpeedwagon on April 4, 2016 at 9:37pm

@Richard,

That's weird timing....a nearby college is sending a few people to Rwanda next week with a multirotor to do some mapping. 

Comment by Richard Kennedy on April 4, 2016 at 7:08pm

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Comment by Bill Bonney on March 27, 2016 at 10:08am

We now have a new shiny discussion and support forum for ArduPilot and supporting projects at http://discuss.ardupilot.org. Please come visit us there for all things ArduPilot. We look forward to seeing you.

Full announcement @ here

 
 
 

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