The Brain

ArduPilot Mega board with soldered header pins

The brain of Scout is the ArduPilot Mega.  This board is based off of the Arduino Mega processor and uses the Arduino IDE (integrated development environment) for programing the board.   This board is capable of auto-stabilizing and navigating Scout.  If a GPS unit is connected to this board, it can then auto-navigate the aircraft to user programmed locations.