Dronekit simulator – mavproxy and dronekit


Following on from Course notes: Drone/Python, whilst searching for an application similar to djitellopy but for APM/Ardupilot/Arducopter, I saw this interesting video Setting up Dronekit for SITL/MAVProxy on Linux VM, on this ArduPilot web page Using Python Scripts in Mission Planner.

Note; I recommend do this on Ubuntu and not a Mac, I’m afraid to say.

There is also a Docker version, I think, (which I’ve not tried).

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APM Power Modules


This blog leads on from the blogs Flight Controllers, see the section on APM/Additional Required Extras, (in particular Safetly Use CLONE APM Power Modules), as well as Low Voltage Warning for CC3D. There are varying reports that claim that these devices can pass the full battery voltage to the flight controller and fry it, but there are also others that say that this is scaremongering – so who is telling the truth? Also there are cheaper clones versions that lack certain components. This article explores both of these points.

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