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Old Jul 12, 2014, 06:15 PM
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Best Autonomous Board?

Autonomous flight is amazing!

In your opinion, what is the best board for this form of flight?


And, which board happens to be the least expensive?
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Old Jul 12, 2014, 07:26 PM
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Depends on how much involvement you are willing to provide. Pixhawk/APM/Arducopter will do pretty much anything you ask of it but you have to know how to ask. To ask correctly you have to get involved with learning and understanding it. It's not plug and play, but serious equipment never is.
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Old Jul 13, 2014, 01:49 AM
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Depends on how much involvement you are willing to provide. Pixhawk/APM/Arducopter will do pretty much anything you ask of it but you have to know how to ask. To ask correctly you have to get involved with learning and understanding it. It's not plug and play, but serious equipment never is.
Interesting.... Are there plug and play boards for the greenhorn like me? I might start out the easy way and then go deeper.
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Old Jul 13, 2014, 11:38 AM
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You can do it with the Pixhawk and APM using default settings but if your copter is larger or smaller than what was used to establish the defaults you would have to make adjustments you might have some difficulty with. Fully autonomous is quite complicated for an autopilot so the level of user understanding has to rise above average to make use of the increased capabilities. It's not plug and play anymore at that level. You can try to go it with general ignorance but the results can be quite negative if you do.
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