The Solo Lives On

Countless hours of community effort has culminated this month with ArduCopter 3.5.0 being released as the first production copter version that is fully compatible with the 3DR Solo using a Pixhawk 2.1. The Solo can now progress along the leading edge of sUAS technology with ArduPilot!

The Beginning of the End that Wasn't

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Copter-3.5.0 has been released!

After months of beta testing, Copter-3.5.0 has been released! This covers multicopters including quad, hexa, octa, tri, traditional helicopters, single and coax copters.

Note #1: The FRAME_CLASS parameter must be set once after the upgrade (except for tradheli which will default automatically). 1=quadcopter, 2=hexacopter, 3=Octa, 4=OctaQuad, 5=Y6, 6=TradHeli, 7=Tri, 8=SingleCopter, 9=CoaxCopter, 10=DualRotorTradHeli (wiki)

Note #2: in a few cases, Pixhawk1 users have found the I/O board's firmware is not updated and they hear this sad tune. ... Read more

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Best contribution for June - Maverick from Fnoop

Congratulations for Fnoop for winning the "Best Contribution of the Month" for June 2017 for his latest work on Maverick, a dataflash log file analysis tool.

By the way, if you want to find Fnoop, he's a very active participant ... Read more

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Mission Planner on Linux

So far people have run it on Arch and Ubuntu. On Arch you need to be in UUCP group on Ubuntu you need to be in dialout group. Sudo to start it so you can download firmware on ubuntu not needed on arch. I'll figure out the sudo thing on ubuntu a udev rule will fix that. The instructions are at this link Read more

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