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Posted by Syberian | Jun 22, 2012 @ 08:40 AM | 15,393 Views
The MegaPirate X autopilot project is designated to control RC model planes, multirotors and other aircrafts, FPV aircrafts and small UAVs. It has built-in OSD overlay system.

The flight controller was built around the powerful Cortex M4 CPU and uses advanced algorithms and several types of sensors to keep the aircraft safe in the air.

Its main features are:

Extended manual control with onboard channel mixer

Aerobatic flight mode
Autoleveling flight
Two-way wireless telemetry (requires separate modems)
Computer joystick control
FlightGear flight simulator support
Multi-screen graphic OSD for FPV flights
Voice and sound alerts
Return home when control is lost
Waypoint flying
Position and altitude hold modes
Automatic takeoff and landing
Custom takeoff and landing patterns
Variometer with sound
Programmable LED controller
Telemetry-over-video
Ground antenna tracking
One-click firmware update (requires Internet connection)
Flight telemetry recording and playback in realtime using the PC software
Onboard telemetry recording (requires the X logger)
Flight logs analysis and export to processing and graphing software
Command Line Interpreter: C language programs, flight control plugins, complicated missions
Offline map browser with caching


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The project site:
http://MegapirateX.com


Connection diagram:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...x/mpx_conn.pdf

MPX Manual (old):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...manual_eng.pdf

CLI manual:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...px_cli_eng.pdf

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Flight videos:

Clouddiving (5 min 22 sec)


202418 2 (11 min 49 sec)


quad with payload (2 min 7 sec)


autonomous flight
180418-2.avi (4 min 27 sec)



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Important notes:
This is NOT an open-source project.
Autopilot modes for multirotors are WIP