Category: News

Support ArduPilot.org Project

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ArduPilot project needs you. To keep the wiki, website, and other communication channels  alive we need funds to support the upkeep of the servers, and for your small donation you can get a small something in return. (and never loose your keys)

see http://store.jdrones.com for where to purchase.

Thanks, Bill
MAV Pilot & APM Planner 2.0 Lead Dev (to declare a few hats I have with the project)

http://ardupilot.org

MAV Pilot 1.1 for iPhone Updated

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MAV Pilot v1.1 for iPhone has updated and published to the App Store. It supports connection to MAVLink compatible drones using WiFi (LTE/3G) including 3DR Solo.

MAV Pilot v1.1 has the following improvements

– Maps
– Support for more mission items with direct placement of Waypoints and ROI directly on map
– Guided mode
– Improved Audio Support (Text2Speech, custom speech strings possible)
– Improved App Settings for Network Connectivity.-
– New attitude Indicator on Dashboard
– New analog displays  on Dashboard
– Map ‘mini dashboard’ of important information
– Servo Commands
– Support for ArDrone 2.0 with Flight Recorder GPS
– General UI improvements

Download here ( https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mav-pilot/id649233096?mt=8)

Happy Flying… 🙂

Support here http://www.communistech.com/forums/

PS: if you want to help with beta testing the next release, please contact me. Thx. Bill

MAV Pilot 1.0 for iPhone in the App Store

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MAVPilot has been released to the App Store. This is a “Ground Control Station for your Pocket”. Its target audience is iPhone users. Pilots often fly unaccompanied and this can make it difficult to use a laptop at the same time. This is more so when a pilot is using a semi-auto mode like Alt-Hold. Using your iPhone instead is a great way to keep focused on the MAV and still have all the useful information in reach. With inbuilt text-to-speech support your iPhone will let you know instantly the status and if anything starts to go wrong.

MAVPilot incorporates the FIND MY DRONE feature.

Features Targeted in V1.0 of MAVPilot

  • Telemetry Screen showing flight information e.g
    • Speed
    • Altitude
    • Yaw
    • Rate of Climb
    • Battery Voltage
    • Battery Remaining %
    • GPS accuracy
    • Throttle %
  • Mode Control e.g.
    • Auto
    • Stabilize
    • Alt Hold
    • Land
    • RTL
    • Loiter
  • Map View with Mission outline
  • Mission Waypoint editor
    • includes waypoint parameter editing
  • Configuration
    • Calibration for level
  • Commonly used parameter editing
    • Tuning of common parameters

Compatibility: ArduPilot, ArDrone 2.0 with Flight Recorder (other MAVLink compatible products may work

download now from the App Store

Looking for Testers: New App MAVPilot

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We will be releasing in a few weeks the first version of MAVPilot. This is a “Ground Control Station for your Pocket”. Its target audience is iPhone users (iPad version will come later). Pilots often fly unaccompanied and this can make it difficult to use a laptop at the same time. This is more so when a pilot is using a semi-auto mode like Alt-Hold. Using your iPhone instead is a great way to keep focused on the MAV and still have all the useful information in reach. With inbuilt text-to-speech support your iPhone will let you know instantly the status and if anything starts to go wrong.

MAVPilot will incorporate the  FIND MY DRONE feature.

Features Targeted for V1.0 of MAVPilot

  • Telemetry Screen showing flight information e.g
    • Speed
    • Altitude
    • Yaw
    • Rate of Climb
    • Battery Voltage
    • Battery Remaining %
    • GPS accuracy
    • Throttle %
  • Mode Control e.g.
    • Auto
    • Stabilize
    • Alt Hold
    • Land
    • RTL
    • Loiter
  • Map View with Mission outline
  • Mission Waypoint editor
    • includes waypoint parameter editing
  • Configuration
    • Calibration for level
  • Commonly used parameter editing
    • Tuning of common parameters

The app is also compatible with Bluetooth Low Energy link to a long range radio like 3DR 915/433MHz Telemetry Radio. Details to follow soon.

Compatibility: ArduPilot (other MAVLink compatible products will be added at a later date)

To sign-up has a Alpha/Beta tester please use this link

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