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Old 11-06-2011, 11:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Opensource autopilot for TRex 450..

Came across this, they where discussing using these as recon drones for survivalist situations.. Interesting..

http://code.google.com/p/arducopter/...opter_TradHeli

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http://store.diydrones.com/ArduPilot.../kt-apm-01.htm

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Old 11-06-2011, 11:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting. I have zero interest in multicopters, but a 450 platform could be interesting...
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Same..
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Thanks for posting. I have zero interest in multicopters, but a 450 platform could be interesting...
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wonder how it compares to the OpenPilot?
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm not sure, I was looking through the documents at OpenPilot. I did not even realize that these sort of autonomous projects existed.
http://wiki.openpilot.org/display/Do...licoptor+Mixer

I'm quite intrigued by this, It does not seem that any HeliFreaks are into either of these projects?

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Old 11-07-2011, 03:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm quite intrigued by this, It does not seem that any HeliFreaks are into either of these projects?

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Old 11-08-2011, 07:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm certainly interested although I'm not sure I really understand what it's all about. From what I've read it sounds to me like you can program your heli to take off, fly to a certain point and altitude, then maybe go somewhere else and then return? Am I right? I don't know.

Given my inability to program my VCR I'd hate to see what I could do with one of these things!
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yes, I think that's a pretty accurate description.. I find it cool for $300-400 you can take your heli to an autonomous level. Best get busy on the VCR programming lol..

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Given my inability to program my VCR I'd hate to see what I could do with one of these things!
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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With your avatar, looks like it should be right up your alley..
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With your avatar, looks like it should be right up your alley..
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