Marco Robustini's Blog (16)

"Ardupilot:Copter V3.6.0" has been released!

Copter-3.6.0 has been released as the default version for Multicopters and Traditional Helicopters.

The release announcement is here and includes the large number of changes:…

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Added by Marco Robustini on October 29, 2018 at 2:10am — No Comments

"Rescue FC" - integrated safety system suitable for unmanned aerial vechles





I'm proud to present you a preview of
"Rescue FC", an integrated safety system suitable for unmanned aerial vechles, developed by "Marcopter" and "MRN-Electronic".

The main features of "Rescue FC" are:

• Dual flight control system…

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Added by Marco Robustini on July 2, 2018 at 3:30am — 8 Comments

"Ardupilot": how to land a fixed-wing drone when TX or RX fails, using only the telemetry





Unfortunately these things can happen, and you've to know how to best manage, not to be caught unprepared.…

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Added by Marco Robustini on September 24, 2016 at 4:30am — 6 Comments

Endurance tests with "APM:Plane": over 3 hours archived with "Mini Talon"



This is my endurance record at the time, but I think I can do better.

The test was performed on a day with strong…

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Added by Marco Robustini on June 15, 2016 at 11:30pm — 17 Comments

How to recover any multirotor "out of VLOS" using only the "self level" flight mode





There're many techniques to make this simple recovery, i personally believe that this is the most immediate.

English subtitles available... good…

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Added by Marco Robustini on June 1, 2016 at 3:00am — 10 Comments

"PX4 VTOL" - Full automatic mission with multiple transitions



In this video you can see a full automatic mission with the "PX4 VTOL" firmware, installed on a single Pixhawk.

The current…

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Added by Marco Robustini on February 1, 2016 at 5:30am — 21 Comments

Testing "motors smoothing patch" of the "PX4 Autopilot VTOL" code

We tried to put a smooth motors transition in…

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Added by Marco Robustini on December 21, 2015 at 12:30pm — 15 Comments

"APM:Copter V3.3 RC5" - Failure and recovery: one motor rotated by 90° during flight

During the first flight of this big hexa one of the six motors rotated about by 90° for a faulty clamp, really bad situation for the attitude, here's how the code and the pilot handle this emergency, with a perfect landing.…

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Added by Marco Robustini on June 19, 2015 at 6:00am — 10 Comments

Introducing the Lily Camera

Lily is the world's first throw-and-shoot camera. It lets anyone create cinematic footage previously reserved for professional filmmakers.

Lily is waterproof, ultra-portable, and shoots stunning HD pictures and videos.



Pre-order now at…

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Added by Marco Robustini on May 12, 2015 at 2:00pm — 41 Comments

"Hybrid" (PosHold) flight mode, what was missing in APM Copter now is reality!





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Added by Marco Robustini on January 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — 224 Comments

APM Copter V3.1 on Pixhawk and VR Brain boards



 

This is my first public video with the new Pixhawk board revision 2.4 and for "par condicio" a new one with VR Brain, both install "APM Copter V3.1" code.…

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Added by Marco Robustini on January 2, 2014 at 4:00am — 26 Comments

ArduCopter and the IMU accuracy (six bottle test)

This video shows the accuracy of the IMU, is the demonstration that the…

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Added by Marco Robustini on April 14, 2013 at 12:30am — 14 Comments

ArduCopter, the best open source platform for multirotor

The evolution of the code, the improvements made by the development team and the passion that we are putting in all this public project is bearing fruits that much hoped for.

ArduCopter is reaching commercial products, offers even more potential at…

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Added by Marco Robustini on April 12, 2013 at 2:30am — 20 Comments

CamLifter Heavy OktoKopter - Mikrokopter board - Reflashed ESC F30A - Flight test in strong wind

Hi all! In this video the first test of my new heavy CamLifter OktoKopter.

The specs:



- CamLifter Heavy OktoKopter - Carbon frame and landing gear by Klaus Peters (kopter4u.eu)

- Battery holder by Alessandro Parisi (AleBS)

- AltiGator A3536-LE Motors

- APC-E 13x6.5 Props

- HobbyKing 30A ESC (F30A) reflashed with "SimonK Firmware"

- AfroI2C converter

- Mikrokopter flight board

- 3DR Radio 900 MHz…

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Added by Marco Robustini on June 10, 2012 at 11:00pm — 19 Comments

Flight Control board "hot swap" adapter



Hi all! In the quad that I use to work i've a Mikrokopter "tower" (all…

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Added by Marco Robustini on April 24, 2012 at 5:00am — 8 Comments

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Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
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