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Comment by Chris Anderson on October 20, 2008 at 8:49am
@gman: We don't have two-way radio telemetry enabled yet, but it's on the roadmap. Of course this is an open-source project, so you're welcome to do our work for us and implement it first!

@Alberto: We do not have signal-loss RTL enabled yet, but that should be a pretty easy matter of adding it to the code. Or (as with the comment) above, you're free to do it yourself and share it with all of us!
Comment by gman on October 20, 2008 at 3:15pm
Sound like a challenge to me.

I actually was part of my schools AUVSI UAS competition. I have a ground station in the works written in C++. What code will the software be in? Also, how will the autopilot itself connect to a computer to input the way points(ie via usb)?

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Comment by Chris Anderson on October 20, 2008 at 3:34pm
You entry the waypoints using the Arduino IDE (via USB)

We haven't decided what language to port the groundstation into. Right now we're using LabView.
Comment by gman on October 23, 2008 at 12:33am
Do you think that this autopilot can be integrated into a flying wing, or is it designed for all control surfaces.
Also, is there any chance you could post some of the software so I can wee what I am up against, or did you want to keep it under wraps while in final stages for release?
Comment by James Holbrook on October 23, 2008 at 2:54pm
For Chris,

You have mentioned that you are decoding binary gps info. Can you point me to the code or explain how this is done?

For Michael King: The MicroGCS still will not run on W2K.

Comment by Mike on November 13, 2008 at 8:41am
HI Chris, nice I am presently looking at the options for building an autopilot for aerial mapping. Had a look at your code (linked in the comment above) and there is refererence in the code to a proximity routinw which I couldn't find - is the code incomplete or am I not looking in the right place? Also in the zip file is an applet folder - what are the contents of that folder for?


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Comment by Chris Anderson on November 13, 2008 at 8:53am
That code is incomplete--we have beta code we're testing that has that routine, however. The Applet folder is just stuff required by Arduino.
Comment by Mike on November 13, 2008 at 11:20am
OK Chris, thanks for that clarification.
Comment by Gordon Manson on November 28, 2008 at 8:20am
I have built up an Ardupilot Beta 3 running at 16mhz. I loaded and verified the bootloader (ATmegaBOOT_168_diecimila.hex). Is this the correct one? I then try to load a simple program via the FTDI interface and I get the following error: avrdude: verification error, first mismatch at byte 0x0000 0x0c != 0xff. I can burn the same program directly onto the ATmega168 without the bootloader and it works communication out the FTDI interface. Any ideas?

Comment by Jordi Muñoz on November 28, 2008 at 10:07am
hi Gordon,

The boot is correct. Did you check the fuses, and also did you select Arduino Diecimila as the board in arduino IDE?

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