Just a quick post to highlight Michael Oborne's great work evolving the Mission Planner, which seems to get better with every day! Above you can see the new frame selection screen, which gives a sense of the dizzying variety of configurations that APM:Copter supports. 

There's a new desktop icon, too

If you hit CTRL-W, you can see an alpha preview of what will be the new Setup Wizard:

And if you're feeling really brave, play around the with the alpha Swarming interface (CTRL-F). We'll be posting a tutorial on multi-UAV swarming in a few weeks, so I recommend you wait for that before trying it. But it's just a glimpse of how powerful the Mission Planner is. Bravo Michael!

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Comment by Arthur Benemann on August 4, 2013 at 9:24am


I'm also working in multi-drone support at DroidPlanner, take a look at the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZn6G1TEkNI (It's somewhat quirk  because my tablet has a hard time running DP and the HDMI output)

Comment by Chris Riccio on August 4, 2013 at 10:03am

I'm so excited for where this project is going!

Comment by Emery c. Chandler on August 4, 2013 at 10:03am

question, ;one of my smaller projects is a micro size electric chinook with the twist of 3 engines instead of two, which of the vehicle selections should I choose?

Comment by Matt on August 4, 2013 at 1:33pm

Very nice! So many features. It is great to see how far this project has truly come.

Comment by Mikael Johansson on August 4, 2013 at 4:09pm

I see it supports Y6. Will it be supporting the X8 any time soon? I'm a total beginner to APM and have just ordered the X8 and am therefore qurious.

Comment by nubli hashim on August 4, 2013 at 6:03pm

@Mikael, I think APM support X8 too. it's in the MP (though I am not using it yet)

Comment by Christopher Cooper on August 4, 2013 at 7:50pm

Forgive my ignorance, but what is the difference between the "X" and "H" configuration? To my eyes it looks like the motors are in the same place, and the APM is oriented the same.

Comment by Gary McCray on August 4, 2013 at 8:17pm

Absolutely Great work Michael.

A lot of changes have been made to all the platforms lately and you've always gotten them in there post haste.

And now your really stepping up the capabilities and ease of use of Mission Planner as well.

Thank You

Comment by RoboCopter on August 4, 2013 at 10:05pm

As always, great work Michael!!

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Comment by Chris Anderson on August 4, 2013 at 11:26pm

Yes, X8 is supported, too -- we even sell one RTF here. We fly one at the office. Flies great. 


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