"Thanks for the shout out Chim. I'm sorry to be an example of the wrong response to this sort of thing. My situation is probably different from most people in the hobby. To get the setup I want (I have a plane and radio) would mean using almost…"
"So Chim, there's nothing to worry about? I like your comment, because it's what I want to hear, but it seems like there is a lot of talk about drone regulation in all areas of the government (local, state and federal). I agree that this particular…"
"Exactly... but where are the changes HK has made? As stated by others, I think it would be great if they took APM2.5 and did something different to it... add something... change something... experiment.
I'd just like those to stand to profit from…"
"I agree with Andrew Radford and Ellison Chan. Open source is free to all. Contributions are encouraged. This is a community based thing. When HK first put up APM 2.5 they didn't even mention DIYDrones or the people involved, though they did…"
I wonder if some has (or could make) a grid comparing the various autopilots out there. Perhaps put a cap on cost (under $1000?) so it's focused on the hobbyist. I'd love to be able to look at them all side by side.
"It looks from the site that it will come ARF, is this correct? Will this be an "add your RX and battery and go"? Will the wing extensions, additional fins and additional fuselages be available right away? Any idea of the cost of these?"
I'm always on the look out for a "perfect" plane. What I've learned is that there is no such thing, every airframe is a compromise. The idea now is to find the most versatile aircraft. This might be it.There has been a lot of buzz around this…