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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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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ArduPilot Mega 2.0 Released!

This is big enough news for me to write post about it. The release of ArduPilot Mega 2.0 is big step forward in the DIY Drones community and pushes the limits on the Arduino platform. Read More…