The Ardupilot Development Team held an "un-conference" (aimed at developers) in Canberra, Australia last month. The conference included several talks, along with flying in the field.

Ardupilot developers present included  well-known Plane, Copter and Rover  leads Andrew Tridgell, Randy Mackay and Grant Morphett, and developers Paul Risenborough (EKF), Leonard Hall (control and auto-tune),  Philip Rowse (Pixhawk2),  Michael Oborne (Mission Planner).

For those interested, the first two talks and demos  videos are available on Ardupilot.org following these two links: 

Talk and demo by Andrew Tridgell, Talk and demo by Paul Risenborough.

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  • Developer

    The way I see it having support for different flight profiles is definitely something that is required for stall recovery, since it could be considered a 3rd way of 'flying' the plane with totally different characteristics.

  • With the ability for Arupilot to now understand multiple orientations and correct/fly in different realms. Does this mean a nose down stall recovery may be possible?

    Nose down stalls with current arduplane firmware results in a crash every time, now that we are able to go from level to nose up flying, could this be the ground work to allow for nose down dive/stall to recovered state?

  • Developer

    it is finally fixed, sorry for the delay!

  • It is the login that is causing the problem. I went back and refresh and I can see the discussion forums. However, I cannot login with Google anymore. When I try I get the server 500 error.

  • So sad. Just checked again and it is still showing as much sign of life as Michael Palin's Late Parrot. I logged out as per JAB's observations and I got this: 

    500 Internal Server Error
    If you are the administrator of this website, then please read this web application's log file and/or the web server's log file to find out what went wrong.

  • Developer

    It seems to be related to user identification. Trying to browse with old user cookie fails with 500. Logout or using private mode and the forum works, but when I try to login again it throws "Unknown error".

  • Not going to have time to do that today. But it is still down. "Error Code 500. Internal Server Error while trying to load categories_and_latest."

    Hope that helps!
  • Developer

    its still fine here. Can someone who has the issue with http://discuss.ardupilot.org join the ArduPilot gitter channel:
    and ping me there so we can diagnose. Thanks!

  • Developer

    Main page is fine, but discuss.ardupilot.org returns a 500.

  • 100KM

    Cannot access from Malaysia too. HTTP ERROR 500.

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