Dennis Spanogle
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WP_YAW_BEHAVIOR versus Loiter mission entries

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Spanogle Aug 6, 2013. 2 Replies

Copter does not point to the new location for a Loiter mission entry.Running Copter 3.0.1 and MP 1.2.66.   I have a mission with these entries1 Waypoint2 Loiter - Time3 Waypoint4 RTLThe Loiter-Time…Continue

Mission Option Loiter with 3 turns question.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Omer Aug 1, 2013. 5 Replies

Mission Planner 1.2.63 and Arducopter 3.0.1  is flying mission fine until I add a waypoint to Loiter with 3 turns.Some mission WPs with delays etc..  all work then goto WP 4WP 4   just a normal way…Continue

Requirements to compile Mission Planner and Progress with VS 2012 (see details)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Spanogle Apr 24, 2014. 25 Replies

(Changed text 5/24/2012, 6/20/13)You can now find all the details for compiling Mission Planner here …Continue

Tags: build, compile., Mission, Planner, Visual

MP 1.2.51 Log Browse Column Headers Wrong (different PCs same log file)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Spanogle May 22, 2013. 3 Replies

Did a flight with my quad copter apm 2.5+ Arducopter firmware 2.9.1bDownloaded dataflash   .log file from Arducopter and saved the log file in two PCsPC1 Running Vista,  MP 1.2.51  (updated a few…Continue

Tags: Arducopter, Browse, Log, APM


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Fixed wing RC pilot. Flying e-flite MQX and arduquad from 3DR. Retired from Hewlett Packard Test and Measurement. Software developer and website design (, ) Enjoy camping, music, and retirement.
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Too far to go to my Fixed wing flying field and Helis seem way to hard to learn so... I am going for quads to fly from my deck. Have the APM 2.5 and 3DR Quadcopter. Enjoy learning and contributing (Wiki editors group)
Tijeras, New Mexico

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At 8:27pm on June 16, 2013, Gary McCray said…

Hi Dennis,

Happy to help, My email is or

Really happy to have you working on this.

The wiki has really needed much better developer information for a long time.

Mission planner has been needing this for a long time.

APM and especially PX4/APM information is also in need of a lot better how to information for aspiring developers or just people who want to test out some of their own ideas and don't know enough to get started.

I will certainly help you as much as I can.

Best Regards,


At 8:46pm on June 16, 2013, Gary McCray said…

Also, the root APM:Pilot page here:

is how you normally get to the Developer site here:

Which is where all of the developer info for Mission Planner and APM / PX4 will be stored as wiki pages. (Note store in Wiki not pages).

You can get to the local editor information page here:

If you haven't looked at that yet, it should be helpful (it is a common page on all the other sites too.)

What I personally woulkd like to see is a step by step walk through which basically walks a person through every keystroke of:

Getting the information from Github into your computer.

Obtaining and setting up Visual studio. (maybe some of that can be left up to the MS web site.)

Setting up your system for editing the Mission Planner code.

Actually editing Mission Planner code.

Producing a successful build of the Mission Planner code.

Loading and running your own modified version of Mission Planner

Submitting your code for potential inclusion in Master.

If you/we could accomplish that it will make a whole lot more people able to potentially contribute to Mission Planner.

It might be good to sort of bounce it back and forth a bit using me as the guinea pig.

You could put in your best shot at this or one of the first sections of it and then I could try it out and see if I can get it to work, possibly editing in some step-wise instruction on a second Wiki page copy.

That way you could verify or approve (or not) what I had done and we could kind of step through the whole process that way and end up with a good intro to mission planner development.

However, that said, please edit in whatever document you have a mind to from a simple section to the whole thing and we can go from there.

Do not think I have to approve anything, this is your baby and I am really just here to help, just suggesting a few possibilities.

Please let me know whatever you want.

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