Andrew Tridgell's Blog – August 2014 Archive (5)

Lidar landing with APM:Plane

Over the last couple of days I have been testing the Lidar based auto-landing code that will be in the upcoming 3.1.1 release of APM:Plane. I'm delighted to say that it has gone very well!

Testing has been done on two planes - one is a Meridian…

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Added by Andrew Tridgell on August 29, 2014 at 2:04am — 31 Comments

APM:Rover 2.46 released

The ardupilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 2.46 of APM:Rover. This is a major release with a lot of new features and bug fixes.



This release is based on a lot of development and testing…

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Added by Andrew Tridgell on August 25, 2014 at 3:04pm — 5 Comments

APM:Plane 3.1.0 released

The ardupilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 3.1.0 of APM:Plane. This is a major release with a lot of new features and bug fixes.



The biggest change in this release is the addition of automatic terrain following. Terrain following allows the autopilot to guide the aircraft…

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Added by Andrew Tridgell on August 25, 2014 at 1:54pm — 24 Comments

First flight of ArduPilot on Linux

I'm delighted to announce that the effort to port ArduPilot to Linux reached an important milestone yesterday with the first flight of a fixed wing aircraft on a Linux based autopilot running ArduPilot.

As I mentioned in a…

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Added by Andrew Tridgell on August 19, 2014 at 8:59pm — 43 Comments

Terrain following added to APM:Plane

In preparation for the upcoming APM:Plane 3.1.0 release I thought it would be useful to showcase some of the new features that have been added.

The biggest new feature in this release is automatic terrain following. That is something I have wanted to add for a long time, and it is now finally done, prompted…

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Added by Andrew Tridgell on August 6, 2014 at 9:41pm — 44 Comments

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