ArduSub + ArduPilot is Official!

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:36:41 +0000

@rjehangir wrote:

Hello everyone, Rusty here at Blue Robotics. We're pleased to announce that the ArduSub project has merged with ArduPilot! This is a momentous occasion for the ArduSub project, with our two main developers, Jacob and Rusty, both becoming members of the ArduPilot development team. ArduSub is the first new vehicle type since the addition of ArduBoat in 2011, and is the first to take the ArduPilot project underwater!

We've been looking forward to seeing this since the start of ArduSub!

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Lots of fun at the ArduPilot Developer Meetup in Canberra

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:54:36 +0000

@tridge wrote: We just finished the ArduPilot Developer meetup in Canberra, Australia. Randy will be posting videos from the talks when he gets back to Japan, but meanwhile here is a nice video by Darrell Burkey of some of the activities over the weekend.

A few more photos from Darrell here:
Here are some from Peter Barker

ArduPilot flying 3D aircraft, including hovering

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 02:25:11 +0000

@tridge wrote: I've just submitted a pull-request adding support for tailsitter aircraft to APM:Plane. This allows for a wide range of tailsitters, but also allows for flying 3D capable fixed wing aircraft as a quadplane, using the ability to hang on the prop for hover.

The above video shows APM:Plane 3.8.0beta3 flying a Precision Aerobatics AddictionX in RealFlight 7.5, using the KnifeEdge FlightAxis toolkit to allow control by ArduPilot. It demonstrates flying both in hover and fixed wing flight, along with transitions between fixed wing and VTOL modes.
This is still considered very experimental, but I hope it will provide some fun for people with 3D aircraft ... Read more

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Copter Object Avoidance with upward facing lidar

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:23:35 +0000

@rmackay9 wrote: A demonstration of object avoidance using a single Lidar pointing forward or upwards.

The vehicle is my elderly IRIS and in the first test the LeddarOne lidar is attached facing forward. Much like the tests with the SF40C the vehicle was able to stop 2m from the hedge. Ideally a wide beam Lidar or sonar would be better to reduce the change of the beam getting through the hedge.

The second test is in a garage. The vehicle is flown in AltHold mode and the throttle is held up. The vehicle senses the ceiling and stays 2m below it. With a little more work this feature will hopefully be ... Read more

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