Progress report: The ArduPilot Mega v1.0 firmware has reached a flyable state!
There is a lot of work left to do before v1.0 is ready for its beta release, but things are progressing. At present STABILIZE and FLY_BY_WIRE_A are working well. Full 4 channel control has been implemented. On board data logging is really making me smile.
Jason Short and I are working closely together and working through the navigation parts of the code. This will probably take just a little longer than just one of us ironing it out, but will result in a better end result. The big change is that we are changing from an architecture that supports a navigating a series of waypoints to an architecture that supports executing a series of commands. This turns out to be a little more complicated than expected, but will allow for much more refined mission scripting.
WE NEED YOU: If you would make a good alpha tester we could really use your help. Both Jason and I have some limitations that won't allow us to test fly nearly as often as we would like. I will probably only be able to test fly 2-3 times in the next 3 weeks. Alpha testers need to work closely with us to test out particular functionality and feed data back to us. If you are interested please PM me!!
We hope to have a beta release by the end of July. If you are using the code prior to the beta release you can expect to find that the code in the repository is changing frequently and from one day to the next there may be sweeping changes.