I just got pointed to a new open-source UAV site/community called Open UAV
. It sells a low-cost ($365) autopilot board and has a library of academic papers on UAV research. If you register, you can also download open source firmware, circuit board diagrams etc.
It's run by Astroplanes, a comapany in New Zealand. Does anybody know anything about them or that autopilot? Is it related to Hugo Vincent and John Stowers
, the two universtity students who were planning the cross-Tasmin flight?