Bart's Blog (5)

Quadcopter FPV in the Canadian North.

After a few rough landings (cough crashes) and subsequent repairs, I got the feel for flying FPV. Canadian thanksgiving was this weekend, and there were still some nice colours in the trees. Just thought i'd share.

  • I'm flying a Quadcopter running ArduCopter 2.0.45…

Added by Bart on October 11, 2011 at 5:05am — 8 Comments

Copter-GCS with Mission Support and more

Hello all,

Hope no-one object to another update. For those who use this, I've set up a mail list at so that bug notifications and updates can be sent to users.


Now for the updates:

I've finally gotten mission support on Copter-GCS working. Load from…


Added by Bart on August 7, 2011 at 10:50am — 38 Comments

Copter-GCS now supports MAVLink

At long last, I finally beat MAVLink into Java submission. I wasn't able to find any MAVLink bindings for Java (needed by android), so I ended up using JNI and wrote a MAVLink wrapper. It works nicely and makes using MAVLink very easy. Its available for download here. I've included both the…


Added by Bart on July 9, 2011 at 1:59pm — 69 Comments

Copter-GCS: Android ground station for ArduCopter

Hello all,

After some field testing, i'm finally ready to release a copy of the Android based, bluetooth GCS for ArduCopter into the wild.

For all the details go to the site.

Its available in 3 ways:

  • Install from Android Market ($5, largely to offset publishing costs/support…

Added by Bart on June 8, 2011 at 6:00pm — 55 Comments

Android based GCS with Bluetooth <-> XBee bridge

Hello all,

When I started with my copter, I thought of making a Linux based GCS, as I don't run Windows. However, I decided that trying to duplicate all the work on the Windows GCS was counter productive. On top of that, my laptop is dying, so in the field it would be less than useful anyway.

I recently got an Android phone, in part for its programmability. Linking it up to a…


Added by Bart on May 1, 2011 at 1:30pm — 33 Comments


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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