Thanks to the help of many people (see below) this new beta is ready.…Continue
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…
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:
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…Continue
This is the first major release in a while. It adds a bunch of small features to copter (including geofence).
* Add support for copter style fences (plane was already supported)
* Dramatically speed up parameter download over low quality links
* We now show progress bar as parameters are being downloaded
* Update autodocs for…
So yesterday the 'free' database I was using for droneshare filled up (wow! some days you are uploading 100 flights a day). 3D Robotics was already providing the web hosting (yay!) and now MongoLab has donated six months of database…Continue
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I frequently read posts where folks 'think' their vehicle was in mode X or the battery was 'probably' getting low. And then they crash... Please read on for how to avoid this...
So the main reason I wrote …Continue
I just posted about this on the APM dev list, but it would be great to get some participation in a drones.stackexchange site. For those not familar stackexchange/stackoverflow is a great web format for asking questions and getting answers. The person who asks the question marks the best answer…Continue
A couple of weeks ago Tridge mentioned an idea: It would be great if droneshare scanned uploaded tlogs for parameters that are outside of the recommended range.
I've just now gotten around to adding this feature, so now any time you upload a flight via the webpage or Andropilot it will check the parameters against the recommended values in the APM source…Continue
It seems the most of the bugs have been worked out, so I'm taking droneshare out of beta. If you'd like to give it a shot it is now a standard feature of Andropilot, just pick a username and password in settings.
For instance, in the table above, here's the flights today (Norway, Canada and…Continue
So the Google maps 'My places' feature is a great way to share locations where UAV hobbyists can fly their vehicles. Just have someone in your local club create a new 'my place' and then plop down a few markers with descriptions. Once they have created the place, they can then click on "Collaborate" and list users who are allowed to edit the map (or…Continue
So the latest version of Andropilot now includes optional droneshare uploads so you can share your flights with friends.
Other recent Andropilot features:
I've added 'alpha test' support for the Archos Gamepad to Andropilot. I'll post a video soon and do a test flight with my Bixler before declaring it beta. Many thanks to Robert W, Earl C, Jack O, Linus P, Anthony G, Robert L, Jeremy Z and Rana for buying this tablet so I could develop this feature. I'll fly with it for the next few weeks and give…Continue
... DIYDrones member Pieter
Pieter was kind enough to send me this Bluetooth adapter. As it turns out it was trivial to add support for using this device to talk to APMs. Instructions are included below...
So, why would you want to do such a thing:
I'm developing a new drone sharing webapp: www.droneshare.com. Here's a screenshot, see below for more information...
So, while I was developing Andropilot I found myself frequently…Continue
Hi ya'll. With the kind help of a number of testers, wiki writers and users it seems like Andropilot is now out of beta. So if you'd like an Android based ground control station I think is is basically ready for general deployment. You can download it from the…Continue
I recently posted in a forum about how to add 3G uplink to a UAV model. This project seems really fun to me, so I'm thinking about writing the software to make it happen (a little web server and some new features for Andropilot).
However, the bummer is that some uses…Continue
So a few weeks ago I started writing a ground controller for Android (using a spiffy mavlink library - see credits). With the help of a few kind alpha testers, it seems to work pretty well now.
So I started off by writing some software to have an arduplane fly in formation with a human piloted hang-glider. I still plan to finish this project, but I noticed there was a lack of an Android ground controller for Mavlink/Arduplane. Since much of the code I was writing for my formation flying project was in…Continue