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Ardupilot dipswitch programming via code or APM_Config.h?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Halavakoski Jun 2, 2011. 4 Replies

Hi,I had an "accident" with my Ardupilot mega which resulted in the dipswitch getting lost. I have now resoldered the wires so that the dipswitches show the following configuration: test]…Continue

Tags: code, config, reverse, dipswitch, mega

ArduPilot telemetry downlink to GroundStation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Ho Jun 22, 2011. 4 Replies

Hello,I'm a UAV newbie and I am investigating the myriads of possibilities in building a UAV platform. I have chosen the ArduPilot mega + IMU as my autopilot platfrom and all is good with that. The…Continue


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Got interested in building an own UAV after finding the ArduPilot project via Arduino.

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At 12:45pm on November 13, 2010,
Robert Krogh (hooks)
Go for the eagle wing or easystar

Eagle wing:
At 1:01pm on November 13, 2010, John_NY said…
Easystar was recommended to me. Check my profile for an EasyStar configuration recommended by Jason.
At 11:40am on November 17, 2010, John_NY said…
Regarding EasyStar vs Twinstar -- do you want ailerons? I have no flight experience yet, but it seems that ailerons and straight wings are likely to give better waypoint navigation, but you will have to figure out how to hook up the twin motors (the extra motor and ESC will also cost extra money). I decided on the EasyStar because it looked easier, and the airframe is only about 1/5 the total cost, anyway. Also, the pusher-prop seemed recommended for greater durability during landing (can't break the prop on the ground). You could always change to a new airframe later.
At 11:10pm on March 12, 2011, Kim Halavakoski said…

Finally decided on the EasyStar with brushless motors. Here is my setup:



- HD Pro 2835-10 890kv motor

- HD Pro 20A ESC

- 3S 2200mAh LiPo

- HD1900 micro servos for elevator and rudder

- Ailerons planned, but not implemented yet. Ordered a new set of wings to make the aileron mods on(+the current wings are getting quite dented from the numerous crashes while learning!)

I also got a GoPro HD camera for filming the flights in HD and also video tx/rx 1.2Ghz 1500mW transmitter with a MSH-36 camera. I have not installed all FPV gear yet, but I am testing out flying with the GoPro mounted with this setup


Here are some videos of my first flights(No FPV/UAV yet, just basic flying / learning with a GoPro mounted):



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