Bill Bonney's Blog (35)

APM Planner 2.0.23-rc4 Beta Released

A new version of APM Planner 2.0 has been released (OSX build available now)

see http://firmware.ardupilot.org/Tools/APMPlanner/beta/ ;

- Updates to support new parameter names for ArduCopter 3.4-rc1/rc2

- Extended Tuning Screen Updates

- Basic Tuning Screen Updates

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Added by Bill Bonney on August 20, 2016 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

MAV Pilot 1.4 for iPhone Released

MAV Pilot v1.4 for iPhone has updated and published to the App Store. It supports connection to ArduPilot & ARDrone autopilots using WiFi (& LTE/3G connections) including 3DR Solo.

This release add Basic Tuning views, Message Log view & 3D Maps. (+ other bug fixes and…

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Added by Bill Bonney on August 17, 2016 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

APM Planner 2.0.20 is released

Hi,

APM Planner 2.0.20 has been released. The main areas for change have been.

- Graphing improvements by ArneW, Ustramooner, AndreK

    (Too many great things to mention, like real-time x-axis, labelling, stability, speed of loading)

- Support for Pixracer FW Updates

- AC3.4 Message Severity compatibility option.

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Added by Bill Bonney on March 19, 2016 at 11:00pm — 18 Comments

MAV Pilot 1.1 for iPhone, Update released.

MAV Pilot v1.1 for iPhone has updated and published to the App Store. It supports connection to MAVLink compatible drones using WiFi (& LTE/3G connections) including 3DR Solo.

MAV Pilot supports Plane & Copter.

MAV Pilot v1.1 has the following improvements

- Maps

  - Support for more mission items…

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Added by Bill Bonney on November 2, 2015 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

FIND MY DRONE v1.1 - The #1 Free iPhone App for Lost Drones

FIND MY DRONE - The #1 iPhone app for Lost Drones has been updated and published to the App Store. It supports connection to MAVLink  compatible drones using WiFi (LTE/3G) including 3DR Solo, so you can easily find it when its hiding in long grass (avoiding the FAA and the DOT no doubt)

FIND MY DRONE also works with autopilots that are mavlink compliant or you…

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Added by Bill Bonney on October 19, 2015 at 9:00pm — 13 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.18 for Raspberry Pi 2

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Hi, Just a quick note to people wanting to run APM Planner 2.0 on the Raspberry Pi 2 and don't want to build it from the source code. Community member Carpy has created a build to download.

It will run on any ARMv7 debian based platform, i.e. Ubuntu or Jessie, it's experimental so please report issues.

For download go here…

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Added by Bill Bonney on August 2, 2015 at 10:30am — 17 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.18 Released

Hi

The latest release of APM Planner 2.0.18 is out, which has a number of bug fixes and features added.

  • Google Maps API Update
  • Qt 5.4.2 used for OSX version (fixes some UI issues)
  • Camera Config supports up to 16 Channels
  • Serial Port scanning reduced
  • Fixed entering zero in parameters…
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Added by Bill Bonney on July 25, 2015 at 2:30pm — 18 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.18-rc1 Beta Release

A new Beta Release of APM Planner 2.0 has been released. Notable fixes in the release are

- Google Maps API update.

- TCP/UDP displayed in Toolbar - Connections over TCP/UDP are now shown in the toolbar.

- UDP Client Connection - sends packets to a known host.

- Extended Tuning updated to support AC3.3-dev

- Accel Calibration…

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Added by Bill Bonney on June 8, 2015 at 5:30pm — 14 Comments

MAV Pilot V1.0 for iPhone is available in the App Store

MAVPilot for iPhone has been release. This…

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Added by Bill Bonney on October 24, 2014 at 7:00pm — 16 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.15-rc1 (Beta Release)

APM Planner 2.0.15-rc1 release is available.

When we released 2.0.14, we added a feature to subscribe to beta releases (we've called them 'release candidates' i.e. rc releases)

If you would like to help us test these new releases before we declare them stable (which would be awesome!) You can select Beta Release option checkbox in the APM Planner 2.0…

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Added by Bill Bonney on August 29, 2014 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.13 released (was 2.0.12/11 released)

NOTE: Parameter settings was also broken. Next release we will also have 'beta' releases so we can avoid these simple mistakes getting into stable releases, and if you are so inclined, can help us…

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Added by Bill Bonney on July 14, 2014 at 5:00pm — 66 Comments

Crowd Funding Tracker/Update

After reading the post “Yet Another follow-me copter on Kickstarter” I thought is would be interesting to list the campaigns crowd sourced and get an update of the current status. We have a lot of Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other…
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Added by Bill Bonney on June 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

ROTM: How drones took off!

Interesting news item on the The Guardian UK newspaper

Unmanned aircraft, or 'drones' have attracted controversy for their military use, but they are now taking off everywhere. The mass adoption of this new technology is gathering pace – and it raises big questions around their use, potential misuse, privacy, and the safety of our skies and…

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Added by Bill Bonney on June 11, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments

APM Planner 2.0.10 release

[NOTE: There is a problem with autoupdate in APM Planner 2.0.9 (previous) to this release, users needs to manually update to this release from http://ardupilot.com/downloads/?category=35 ]

Some highlights of items new in this release

  • AUTO TUNE support for APM:Plane
  • New Primary…
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Added by Bill Bonney on May 26, 2014 at 12:30pm — 42 Comments

Bird's eye view: Six beautiful destinations filmed using drones

Something for the weekend ;)

For many, unmanned drones are still most strongly associated with the military. Or publicity stunts by Amazon. But as the small, silent flying machines become increasingly available on the commercial market, amateur…

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Added by Bill Bonney on May 2, 2014 at 5:07pm — 1 Comment

APM Planner 2.0.8 release with Linux builds available

We now have a new update to APM Planner. The major achievement is we now have prebuilt linux builds avaiable for debian and Ubuntu flavours.



See http://ardupilot.com/downloads/?category=35



Functional features include log downloading over MAVLink (no need to go to the Terminal anymore) and…

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Added by Bill Bonney on March 29, 2014 at 7:30pm — 16 Comments

APM Planner 2.0 First Official Stable Release [UPDATED]

[UPDATED to 2.0.7: we had a serious issue with serial connectivity and APM2.x and FTDI, it now fixed. All users that download 2.06 will be notified automatically of the new release]

APM Planner 2.0.7 has been released. This is the first official stable…

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Added by Bill Bonney on March 10, 2014 at 7:57pm — 27 Comments

APM Planner 2.0 RC5 Update

Just a small update and notification for user of APM Planner 2.0. We have a new release candidate available for people to try. You can find the downloads here 

In this release we have almost 50 fixes & improvements (and we have more to come)

If you are looking for…

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Added by Bill Bonney on February 21, 2014 at 11:31am — 9 Comments

3 axis GoPro "Stublizier" Project

Interview on The Register with Stuart Smith's ambitious project to build a three axis GoPro stabilized helmet cam that is not a bunch of crazy wires and poorly documented controllers.

And, by the end of 2013, a fair number of 3-axis gimbals were …

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Added by Bill Bonney on January 30, 2014 at 4:17pm — 9 Comments

APM Planner 2.0 RC3 Update

It's been a couple of weeks, and now we have a new version on APM Planner 2.0 to download. If you are not following the the daily releases from http://firmware.diydrones.com/Tools/APMPlanner/daily/ which have the most up to date fixes as reported by our users. Please download the new version from…

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Added by Bill Bonney on January 28, 2014 at 6:37pm — 12 Comments

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