Compliments to Tridge and team for the great documentation in the Setup Guide for Disco should folks want to load APM.

I'm excited to see what the community does with this hardware platform. Remember that academic institutions can apply for hardware discounts at and developers at  

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Comment by Andrew Tridgell on September 19, 2016 at 6:06pm

Thanks Greg. There is still more to do on that guide. Key things I want to add are:

  • how to load new firmware over WiFi from windows
  • how to enable the video

I also want to support the new SkyController2. I just got one and it is a nice little controller. I've started a discussion with the Parrot team on how we can support using it with ArduPilot.

I really want all the bells and whistles in the Disco to be fully functional with ArduPilot. That isn't the case right now, but I think it is something worth aiming for.

Cheers, Tridge

Comment by Eric Coronel on September 20, 2016 at 8:44am

Could the Disco be used for mapping? I read that the camera angle looking down is about 80° so not completely nadir.

Comment by Nick Sargeant on September 20, 2016 at 9:13am

Awesome! Since it was announced, I have been very excited about the potential applications of the Disco! There really is no other (commercial off-the-shelf) autonomous fixedwing on the market at this price point. The fact that it can now run APM:Plane makes it a game changer!

Tridge, could you please bring a Disco up to the OBC for show and tell?

Comment by Andrew Tridgell on September 20, 2016 at 2:30pm

@Nick, my car is already pretty packed with gear, so I'll have to see if I can fit it in. No promises!


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