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"Hybrid" flight mode, what was missing in APM Copter now is reality!

During my alpha testing with the "APM Copter V3.0" i immediately reported to the dev team that the Loiter mode was very accurate but is not allowed to fly normally, like with other system like DJI and Mikrokopter.
We preferred to make the Loiter mode that would serve to accurately reposition the multirotor, and to help beginners to move safely.
An italian friend and developer, Sandro Tognana, collected my challenge and started to develop a flight mode as I wanted, in line with the other famous flight control board.
Another awesome programmer, Julien Dubois, has joined our team and has worked actively to implement the complicated wind compensation.
After several months of development and testing are pleased to present the "Hybrid flight mode", a sort of "flyable Loiter" with wind compensation.
This new mode is currently being debugged (in alpha phase), it is therefore not available to the public, of course, will have to go into the hands of APM Copter Dev Team who will decide whether to adopt it in an upcoming release.
The results in my video are great, sorry but the audio is bad because it was very windy today, and anyway i speak Italian (soon the subtitles), however, is clearly seen as a "Hybrid" works, is almost perfect.
The tests were carried out on APM and VR Brain, but of course will work on any board that installs "APM Copter" suck PX4 and Pixhawk.
I will keep you updated on the "Hybrid" developments, i'll open a discussion about this with other APM Copter developers to assess any changes in the code.

I want to say thanks to Sandro and Julien for their great work!

Original blog post : by Marco Robustini :)

Bests, Marco

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Comment by Sergio Molino on January 15, 2014 at 1:51am


Comment by Oyvind Amundsen on January 15, 2014 at 12:29am

Great work!!


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