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TAKING REVERSE ENGINEERING TO THE SKIES: CHEAP DRONE GETS PX4 AUTOPILOT

Sometimes bad software is all that is holding good hardware back. [Michael Melchior] wanted to scavenge some motors and propellers for another project, so he bought an inexpensive quadcopter intending to use it for parts. [Michael] was so surprised at the quality of the hardware contained in his $100 drone that he decided to reverse …

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How to build your own Quadcopter Autopilot / Flight Controller

Contents Introduction Reading the Radio Inputs Controlling the motors Determining Orientation Acrobatic / Rate mode control Stablilised Control Final Product – video and full code Other ideas: Safety Optional: Raspberry Pi Optional: Autonomous Flight Introduction This article will walk you through building your own controller whilst teaching you the details of how it works. This …

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