Low Cost Arduino Based Auto-Stabilizing System

There are a lot of choices when it comes to picking a flight controller for your quadcopter.   If you are looking for a low cost way to auto-stabilize your quadcopter, this is the guide for you!

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3D Mapping Robot Project


Here is a great post by Matt and his endeavor into building a flying robot. He details his process of wanting to build a 3D mapping flying robot.  More info: http://lifeoutthewindow.com/2013/06/flying-3d-mapping-robot-pt-1/

Modifying Flight planner for variable-pitch quadcopter

Hey guys,

I’m building a larger quadcopter for a project. I have all the construction down and everything like that, just having some trouble with the code.

I was wondering if anyone knew if you can modify the Ardupirate or arducopter code for a variable pitch quadcopter?? I just need it to stabilize it, as the end goal is to have it to be semi-autonomous.

Your help, suggestions or resources would be greatl appreciated,

Harry

Scout UAV Store Update

Scout-store-logo-002The Scout UAV Store is now carrying the ArduPilot Mega 2.5 kits.  The ArduPilot Mega 2.5 kit offers autonomous GPS waypoint navigation all for $200.  There has been a price drop for the ArduPilot Mega 1.0 board, IMU and kit.

Celebrating the Store’s one year anniversary, the store now offers reward points on items purchased.  Every time you complete an order with ScoutUAV Store, you will receive points that can be used towards discounting future orders.  Consider this a big THANK YOU! for your loyalty.

The Store now has it’s own Twitter handle.  You can get the latest additions to the Store, sales, and other news at http://twitter.com/scoutuavstore.

Scout Lands in Europe

I am happy to announce that Scout UAV has a UK and Europe distributor.  UK and Europe customers can now purchase Scout 3 kits and parts from buildyourowndrone.co.uk.   Martin at Build Your Own Drone provides excellent service to his customer and we are proud to have them as the official UK and Europe Scout UAV distributor.

Scout Hexa – Autonomy Tests

I have been working on a hexacopter version of Scout.   This version is ideally suited for mounting a larger camera than a GoPro or Contour camera.   The max camera weight for a hexacopter is around 400 grams.   Scout Hexa is equipped with a ArduPilot Mega and a camera gimbal with tilt stabilization.  The ArduPilot Mega is equipped with sonar, a magnetometer, and GPS.   These sensor enables Scout to have autonomous capabilities like GPS position hold, terrain following and return to home. Read More…

Scout 3 Update!

Scout 3 now is offered with the ArduPilot Mega Flight Controller Kit.  Scout 3 also supports additional flight controllers.

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