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Old Jul 05, 2011, 08:46 PM
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 09:03 PM
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 09:50 PM
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I don't have any experience with Ruby. They did hit the market with much fanfare (I guess that's what a full page ad in Model Aviation will get you)... and I did contact the owner of the company, Jim, about adding their protocol to my GCS. He wasn't interested at the time as they were working on their own. It has possibilities, but right now I think it's equivalent to the FY21AP from FeiyuTech. It's a stabilizer system with Return to Home. I suppose the auto-land function may be worth looking at...but it's not really an auto-pilot in the sense of all the others I listed as it does not fly a mission with waypoints.
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 10:19 PM
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 12:27 AM
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Thanks Happy. I appreciate that insight.

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Old Jul 06, 2011, 02:30 AM
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 02:52 AM
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Attopilot! Works 'out of the box' and is really the only plug and play autonomous navigation system on the list. It was really limited in the past by the lack of GCS. Since HK's GCS has been available the Atto is the 'Rolls Royce' option.
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 08:31 AM
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Thanks Lomcevac, that's a vote of confidence

Also, there are other options out there. I've only listed the ones I know about or have an opinion on. I may be giving Paparazzi a worse review than it deserves. It does win competitions and seems to be a very popular choice among academics. It is full featured and has been working for years now. With the loss of Hecto I don't know how certain it's future is. Not being intimately involved with the project, I don't know who has taken over maintaining the code and GCS.

I also have not listed any commercial options other than Attopilot. There are lots of choices out there.
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 11:49 AM
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Old Jul 07, 2011, 12:40 AM
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I like the Attopilot, although I don't own one. It will be my next purchase! Thanks Happy, for that write up.
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Old Jul 07, 2011, 07:17 AM
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Has anyone mentioned Attopilot?
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Old Jul 07, 2011, 09:56 AM
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 05:59 PM
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Ruby much more than a stabilizer

Hi Folks,

I'm Jim Hall, the creator of Ruby.

I want to be sure a misconception doesn't get started about Ruby's capabilities. In addition to pilot assist (much more than just gyro stabilization), it's a true autopilot with internal IMU. It can bring just about any plane home from miles away, loiter and land with precision in crosswind, as in the video at uthere.com/videos website. In past months, we've been testing and tuning it to fly many different planes optimally and aggressively.

The only capability we've been holding back on in the standard off-the-shelf version is waypointing beyond 1km. We want to avoid regulation and public concern about "point A to point B" capabilities. If you're out a mile or two on FPV and panic, Ruby will bring it back home, but off the shelf, Ruby doesn't do long range navigation other than to bring a plane back home. We'll consider supporting waypointing for specific customers with valid purposes or at specific locations on a case by case basis, however.
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Hi Folks,

I'm Jim Hall, the creator of Ruby.

I want to be sure a misconception doesn't get started about Ruby's capabilities. In addition to pilot assist (much more than just gyro stabilization), it's a true autopilot with internal IMU. It can bring just about any plane home from miles away, loiter and land with precision in crosswind, as in the video at uthere.com/videos website. In past months, we've been testing and tuning it to fly many different planes optimally and aggressively.

The only capability we've been holding back on in the standard off-the-shelf version is waypointing beyond 1km. We want to avoid regulation and public concern about "point A to point B" capabilities. If you're out a mile or two on FPV and panic, Ruby will bring it back home, but off the shelf, Ruby doesn't do long range navigation other than to bring a plane back home. We'll consider supporting waypointing for specific customers with valid purposes or at specific locations on a case by case basis, however.


Nice to see you on the forum! Lots to learn from these guys...... Congrats on your new AP!

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Old Jul 21, 2011, 04:28 PM
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UAV Development Board - virtually plug and play and simple to use after a decent amount of reading. Can be in the air very fast. Also cheap! Good forum about the UAVDB and not the latest FPV video or poly-copter.
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