ROS based FlytOS is now compatible with Ardupilot flight stack!

We are glad to announce the compatibility of FlytOS (framework for commercial drone applications development) with the Ardupilot flight stack, as we had promised earlier.

What this means is, that the Ardupilot community can now easily leverage the companion computers (Ordoid, Raspi 3, TX1 and others) to build variety of commercial high-level drone applications. All the capabilities of FlytOS, including, Gazebo-3D simulator, mobile/web APIs, computer-vision APIs, FlytConsole, authentication/security, etc. are now fully supported on the Ardupilot based drones.

Here is how a simple android joystick app can be used to control an Ardupilot drone:

An android app to get your drone operate in follow-me mode:

Use the FlytVision APIs for building advanced computer-vision applications for your ardupilot-powered drones:

Or, use FlytConsole, the web-based GCS, for configuring and operating your ardupilot-powered drones:

Build and test your drone applications in simulation with FlytSim (ROS/Gazebo based):

Instructions on using FlytOS for your commercial drone applications can be found here:

The github repository for a variety of applications built for FlytOS is available here:

To download and learn more about FlytOS, please visit:

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Comment by Hein du Plessis on April 19, 2016 at 1:08pm

Will this be supporting ArduPLANE as well?

Comment by Randy on April 19, 2016 at 4:08pm

Very nice!  The documentation linked above also looks very extensive.

Comment by Bill Bonney on April 19, 2016 at 9:33pm

This is really great. Since you have instructions to set this up with an ODROID-XU4 you really can have the a very power flying compute platform... Nice touch that the image is downloadable for new people starting out. 

Nice work.

Comment by Nitin Gupta on April 20, 2016 at 2:11am

Hello Hein,

Yes, FlytOS works with ArduPlane, as well. However, we have not been able to do extensive testing with planes, yet. If you can help us with testing, it will be great.

Thank you, Randy and Bill. We look forward to your feedback to help us make it better.

Comment by Nitin Gupta on August 5, 2016 at 10:27am

BTW, the Indiegogo campaign for FlytPOD is now live!

Please visit this link to pledge your support:


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