The next generation of SmartAP - SmartAP v2

Hi everyone! I would like to share with you with my latest progress in flight control system developments. I have designed the next generation of my custom-made SmartAP autopilot, it's called SmartAP v2. It's based on STM32F4 microcontroller. Powerful MCU, new sensors and more complex algorithms helped to improve the accuracy of altitude & position hold. Short demo video below.

And here's the video highlighting the development process: 

More info you can find on my project's website -

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Comment by Juan Carlos Hdez on May 4, 2014 at 2:39pm

nice work

Comment by Jay Galleno on May 4, 2014 at 6:10pm

when was that available in the market?

Comment by Kirill on May 4, 2014 at 11:08pm

Jay, it's in beta at the moment, official release will be soon.

Swift, hardware and software are not open source.

Comment by Jay Galleno on May 5, 2014 at 12:10am



Comment by Ray Cecil, CSWP on May 5, 2014 at 5:44am

Wow, I am a complete drone Noob. I signed up on here just because of this drone. Saw the video. I want one! I know its early May, but are they available yet?

Comment by Mustafa TULU on May 5, 2014 at 6:47am

Nice job, keep up the great work. A quick question, what is the unique sides of this AP board than the existing ones.

Comment by Hugues on May 5, 2014 at 1:19pm

Very smart! How do you build your boards? Home soldered or prof contractor based on your circuitry?

Comment by Kirill on May 5, 2014 at 1:59pm

Ray, unfortunately the board is not available for public yet. I will make another post closer to the date of release.

Mustafa, the unique sides are algorithms. The board allows developing and running complex filtering and adaptive control which results in better navigation precision.

Thomas, I agree with you that there is a big variety of STM32 flight contollers in the world. The answer for the question if there is a need for another one or not is quite simple. If people like it - they will want it, if not - they won't. Nobody forces them to buy it. Good system will always be in demand, no matter how long ago it's on the market and how many competitors is has. 

Of course Far East monsters can make a clone and sell it for even a half price of just components. Anyway, the developer wins, because he has outstanding knowledge and experience which helped him to design the system which Far Easterns want to clone and everyone wants to get. And this is the most valuable. Knowledge and experience.

Hugues, I work with a professional contractor who solders boards based on my circuitry. I can do hand soldering myself as well.

Comment by Toby Lankford on May 5, 2014 at 6:07pm

Wow!!!!  Can't wait to throw this board on the Ecilop!!  Great job on a fantastic looking, lightwieght board!!

Comment by John on May 5, 2014 at 9:46pm
Watch your arm pits... Very brave egging on the copter from above. Be safe. Very neat project!!


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