ArduCopter v2 – Successful test of LOITER mode


Here a video of the first test of my quadcopter (QRO) during a full autonomous flight in LOITER mode (GPS position Hold) at low alt with the firmware Arducopter v2.0.51. The altitude is locked by a barometric pressure only (without a sonar sensor and without an optical flow sensor).

Hardware Setup:
ArduMega 2560 + IMU Shield
– HMC5843 magnetometer
– GPS Mediatek MTK 16 (10 Hz)
– firmware Arducopter V2.0.51 (original version)

– Receiver: Turnigy 9X8C v2
– Transmitter: Turnigy 9x

– four brushless motors RC Timer BC-2836/11 (750 KV)
– two CW propellers 12 x 4.5
– two CCW propellers 12 x 4.5
– fours ESC 40A RC Timer speed controllers
– one Lipo battery 3S Turnigy Nano-Tech 2200 mAh

– Take Off Weight (TOW): 988 g without payload

– Flight time: about 10 min

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