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ArduPilot any good?

Postby dannyzz » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:42 am

I was looking at getting the ArduPilot system for my plane just wondering if they are any good ?.http://store.diydrones.com/ArduPilot_Me ... apm-01.htm
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Re: ArduPilot any good?

Postby BillGriffiths100 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:42 am

Just one comment that may be helpful: Make sure you buy the most up to date board if you get one and all the other interface boards you'll need in one go.
My experience was buying a board just as they made it obsolete, even the circuit diagram was out of date and interfacing with the stabilisation and other boards was impossible as they had changed everything.
I ended up having to write my own software on another similar board and also use the FY-20a stabilisation system (that saved a lot of work) I have put the project on the back burner for now, but I did get to run around the neighbourhood with my laptop a lot getting a rudder servo to point at my house! (For testing purposes for the GPS return to home function).
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Re: ArduPilot any good?

Postby ergocentric » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:42 pm

BillGriffiths100 wrote:but I did get to run around the neighbourhood with my laptop a lot getting a rudder servo to point at my house!


one never knows when a rudder servo will get kidnapped
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Re: ArduPilot any good?

Postby ergocentric » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:44 pm

Buy an ardiuno, right now, learn it, it's simple.
$30 well spent
http://arduino.cc/
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Re: ArduPilot any good?

Postby BillGriffiths100 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:11 pm

one never knows when a rudder servo will get kidnapped


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Its cold up there I guess!
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