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  • Hi all. Other than reading code line-by-line is there a manual/hierarchy of the ArduCopter code? How about a manual for the ports of the APM 2.5 and how to address them? My goal is to gut down lots of the code and I'd like to get closer to understanding how the whole code works, yet there seems to be very little literature on this.

    I'm also looking for someone who wishes to partner up, I have a lot of academic background and ideas I'd like to apply, share and implement.

    Warm regards,


  • I created an APM2.5 & DX6i flight mode settings post in my blog RCG

    it should help anyone setting up the radio and gcs


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  • I will await the arrival.  Until then maybe I can make my mini arcade machine.

  • At Bradley and Chris, I really need to cross over to the other side. I also have a PI and been wanting to get a ArduCopter flying. Time to make that leap. Thanks, just the motivation I need.

  • 3D Robotics

    Bradley: We've already got MAVelous running Rasperry Pi, generating a HTML GCS over WiFi. Stay tuned for a product based on this soon. 

  • I have a Raspberry PI sitting here infront of me and would like to know if you think using this to control the Mission planner and contolling the copter would be good?  I have never done anything with the PI but maybe loading the linux OS, Then I wouldn't have to thave my laptop with me.

  • Thanks for the link.

    Point taken. I'll do it next time.



  • and heres arducopter help related for gimbals


    you dont need it to start, but when you are more experienced flying maybe as it just adds more to break learning

  • Try going here  http://www.rcgroups.com/video-piloting-fpv-rpv-469/

    there are multiple threads to choose from relating to fpv and on board cameras

  • John can you start a thread.. which is much easier to contain and get comments from the community.

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Hi,Im working on a autonomous drones and im using JETSON NANO and flight controller PIXHAWK .Im able to control my drone by giving rc commands on the MAVLINK terminal itself by connecting it with PIXHAWK but now i want a python code from which i can do some operations like:takeoff,left ,right,forward,backward…and i am not using GPS…Can anyone please help me…

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HELP quadcopter: one motor twitching and stuttering

Hello guys,I have a problem with one motor, do not spin and making a sound (videos in attachment), I changed the motor to another ESC and is work, so I checked the connections on ESC and all connections looking great. any ideas or something I can do, iam trying to build YMFC32 Brokking .thank youhttps://youtu.be/LagBqwGbixkhttps://youtu.be/PU20nCxApcs

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Will AHRS_ORIENTATION=8 for Arducopter 3.2.1 on APM 2.5 using a traditional Heli

I have been Reading Chris Olsen posts and watching his videos on Arducopter with traditional Helis using a Pixhawk.I have inherited an older Trex 450 heli with the old Align 3G FBL hardware.  The FBL controller appears to be bad.  So I have an old APM 2.5 without a compass or GPS on board.  I just want to replace the failed Align 3G FBL system with the APM.Now I have to mount the APM under the skids on the heli so the APM will be upside down.I have Two questions.1)  Is the AHRS_ORIENTATION=8…

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Maximum number of Lidar for Object Avoidance

Hi all,I'm setting up my PX4-based quad with ST VL53L0X Lidar sensors (I currently have three) and I noticed that line #24 of the current Rangefinder library (here: https://github.com/ArduPilot/ardupilot/blob/master/libraries/AP_RangeFinder/RangeFinder.h#L24) has the maximum number of sensors set to 10 (ten). Am I understanding this correctly? And has anyone ever tried to setup this many rangefinders (or anything close) with any measure of success?Any input/advice will be greatly appreciated.

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