Image from ArduCopter in GPS-hold autopan photo session

Jose Juilo from the ArduCopter team has been doing great work adding the GPS position hold and autopan features to the code. Yesterday you saw the video of the flight; here's the picture that the quad took, a stitch of 8 photos taken with a programmed slow yaw movement linked to shutter triggers.

Full GPS navigation is the next feature ArduCopter will inherit from the ArduPilot Mega code. Expect a public beta within the month....

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Comment by Simon on September 14, 2010 at 6:02am
Great Stuff!!
Well Done!
Comment by bGatti on September 14, 2010 at 9:34am
This is a delightfully powerful image(s) expressing the real value of cheap access to low altitude airspace.

Comment by Jani Hirvinen on September 14, 2010 at 9:53am
And there might be even more than just yaw roll :)
Comment by Steve on September 14, 2010 at 11:19am
@Jani - a 360º yaw plus panning down to get a full sphere (sky would have to be shopped in) with the flick of a switch would be amazing!
Comment by Fabien Bruning on September 14, 2010 at 12:18pm
Wow, super nice quality too! What camera was this?

Not a DSLR I hope? That'd be a bit expensive if it crashed hehe.
Comment by Dan Sibisan on September 14, 2010 at 2:38pm
hey hey hey , good news .

Good Work Jose .

Comment by Jose Julio on September 14, 2010 at 2:38pm
Steve, this is my idea also... and the reason why I return to quadcopters...
Fabien, the camera is a pentax w60. I got it free from a technical service and I repaired it ;-)
Comment by Raytrace Nomad on September 15, 2010 at 11:42am
w60 145gr.
That looks satisfied.


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