The PX4 firmware is improving in leaps and bounds. RC mode is very solid now (see demo above), and the full UAV ArduCopter port, which the APM dev teams are working hard on, now compiles on the ARM hardware, which is a big step. Very exciting.

We're planning a public beta of ArduCopter on PX4 by year end.

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Comment by Francis Pelletier on October 30, 2012 at 10:22pm

great! any plans on porting the fixed wing side?


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Comment by Chris Anderson on October 30, 2012 at 10:33pm

We're porting both ArduCopter and ArduPlane. They share the same software foundation, so they should be out at around the same time.

Comment by Quadrocopter on October 31, 2012 at 12:23am

Excellent!!!

Comment by Todd Hill on October 31, 2012 at 3:35am

SSSWEET! Don't mind the caps Chris, just excited:)

Comment by Jamie Ahmed on October 31, 2012 at 10:22am

Does it feel more locked in than Arducopter on an APM2.5? Just curious as to how it "feels". I bought a Naza and thew it on yesterday and am very impressed with its nice, smooth feel. Even moving the cyclic sticks to the extremes and then releasing them quickly - the quad is very controlled and the return to center is fast but damped. Can't wait until Arducopter feels like this!

Comment by Neil Ohnemus on October 31, 2012 at 12:09pm

So are the PX4 boards the "Next" platform step for arducopter?

If not does anyone know where the arducopter/plane/rover roadmap go next to a more powerful capable processor?

Thanks all!

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on October 31, 2012 at 12:35pm

Neil, I believe I saw some comments from Chris to that effect, that PX4 is the next step and you won't necessarily see a "ArdupilotDue" board.  But I can't find them right now...

Comment by Grox on January 15, 2013 at 5:31am

PX4 can not be the next ArduPilot platform, because it is not ready to fly out of the box. APM 2.5 is just plug and play solution. So, the next APM, as I think, will be based on the same MCU STM32F4, but will looks like APM 2.5

It will lose second MCU, cause STM32F4 already support usb, and it will have more integrated sensors like MPU-9250. So the board can be smaller or have additional integrated hardware.

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