Kevin Hester
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3DR telemetry schematics?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wijoyo Utomo Nov 26, 2014. 3 Replies

Hi ya'll,So I'm poking around on my 3dr radio trying to increase SNR - I suspect I'm picking up a fair amount of noise from USB land.  It would really help to have a schematic.  I tried opening the…Continue

Andropilot - discussion for Android ground controller users/developers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Quentin Mayberry Mar 15, 2016. 835 Replies

Hi ya'll,The thread on my blog post is getting a little unmanageable.  How about we…Continue

Tags: Android

Minor problem building from source

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Hester Dec 25, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi ya'll,I'm planning on modifying the ArduPlane code for a recreational project involving hang-gliders.  I had no problem downloading binaries etc... but when I built the current master branch (or…Continue


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Introducing Droneshare, the 3DR cloud flight and fleet management service

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 4:30pm 61 Comments

Hi ya'll. So we've been working away on the original proposal for a new much more flexible version of droneshare.  

Thanks to the help of many people (see below) this new beta is ready.…


Textbook delivery by drone in Australia?

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 9:30am 15 Comments

Or is it just marketing?  I have a hard time seeing how this works financially...

As countries around the world gradually lift regulations on the use of commercial drones, a new startup called Flirtey hopes to turn Australia into a worldwide industry leader for the use of…


'Simpler' Andropilot 1.8 released to production

Posted on September 29, 2013 at 11:46am 27 Comments

Hi ya'll,

Thanks to Luciano Zanchi, Gary Mortimer and Remigijus this new release is now out to production.  

The main features compared to the last GA release:

  • Substantially simplified user interface (the sidebar now gets hidden by default in…

New major beta release for Andropilot

Posted on September 14, 2013 at 12:30pm 5 Comments

New major beta release for Andropilot (if reports from brave users are good, it will go out to the 'safe' general release in about a week).  I'm testing out some changes to simplify the UI - this release includes some of them.  Here's a 'picture' of the new code:

Please please please, provide tester reports for…


Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 1:48pm on June 15, 2013, Doug Bright said…

Sweet. This is for Gaggle too. I got my glider rating a little over a year ago and have been looking for something exactly like that. Everyone at the field was still using software running on Compaq iPaqs and HP Jornadas. 

Also, I saw you built an RV-7 as well. You certainly are prolific!


At 7:44pm on June 16, 2013,
Kevin Hester

super cool!  thanks!  

At 3:12am on July 16, 2013, mP1 said…

I just tried your site, and the sample flight is somebody literally a 10 minute drive down the river :) Small world.

At 1:13am on December 30, 2013, Willy Fernandez said…

Hi Kevin,

Thanks... I tested auto takeoff, Guided and Land successfully. In fact, i was arming and disarming my quad through the Adropilot. Anyway, i still use my Futaba radio to raise the throttle to about 1/4 to be able to do auto take off. Is there a way to fly the quad totally using the Andropilot? Here's the link to the Youtube video that i made...

best regards



At 6:05pm on July 1, 2014, Willy Fernandez said…

Hi Kevin,

I upgraded my copter  to the AC3.2 rc2 firmware.  Now, i have problem with spline waypoints since Andropilot doesn't show spline waypoints. Will it be integrated to the Andropilot?  I have been using Andropilot for aerial survey of banana plantations here in the Philippines on fully autonomous flight covering large areas.  Thanks Kevin for your support.  Best regards.

At 4:05pm on July 30, 2014, Michael Bishton said…


I've been away from this for a while. Want to get back into it. Hope it's not to late to find out you used ardupilot for his challenger.

Regards, Michael

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