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V3 for sale

Anyone interested in purchasing a V3 system?

Added by CHUCK on July 26, 2012 at 20:51 — No Comments

green as grass

Hello people

            I am a new man to this group, I am just on the finishing bits of a new build.   99-5 inch wingspan........

nothing special, an aero ncal3....replica of a 2nd world war american recon plane . an easy and simple build, a slow plane .

 I am definately going to put an atto pilot in.,,,,but this side is new to me......hoping for some advice.

  I am not a technical person so all of the fancy gobble de gook tech language will go over my…


Added by james edward wyatt on May 26, 2012 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Is AttoPilot Still a Live Product?

I too must ask the question, as there has been no updates on ANY websites regarding AttoPilot.

Is AttoPilot still a live and viable product?

I have 3 V2 boards that have never worked and really need to know 'do I persevere with them or cut my losses?'

It has been a very rewarding experience growing into UAVs with AttoPilot, but this sudden silence is a bit disconcerting.

Hope to hear some positive response as the Atto deserves…


Added by Mike Boland on May 13, 2012 at 21:50 — 2 Comments

Status of AttoPilot


What is the current status of AttoPilot?

I have seen no updates to the, any entries on RCGroups, or new remarks here.

What's up?

Irv Stafford

Added by Irvin Stafford aka The Old Flyer on April 19, 2012 at 20:12 — 4 Comments

Looking for New UAV airframe for ATTO

Next months budget (allowance from my wife) becomes available on the first.

This month I will be buying a UAV airframe to fly with my new ATTO and to play with some of the ideas I have had for years.

Hopefully you guys may have some ideas for me.

I want to experiment with some digital sensor & communications packages and some long range survailance out in the desert. 

People trying to cross our…

Added by Bill Hartwell on April 30, 2011 at 17:34 — No Comments

The Devil Ray

Hi Guys!


If you have not seen this yet check it out!


It is the Devil Ray 2.4M flying wing  made by Chris McNair.

We asked him to make one for us to use in the Australian Outback UAV Challenge. And before you ask we have an ATTO IMU onboard!

The Devil Ray has the option…


Added by Scott James on March 8, 2011 at 7:00 — 2 Comments

Viking uAV using Atto v2.0

Hi everyone,


I just started integarting the ATTO v2.0 in my NSP Viking airframe. The Viking has been a fully functional UAV using the Picopilot and it has been a great testbed since it flies very well, is strong yet lightly built and has a reasonable size at 55 in wingspan weighing around 40 oz AUW.


This is the equipment I intend to use;


-          MEGA 1625/4 motor with 9x6 APC prop – 250-300W and 3S Hyperion 3AH pack

-          Schulze…


Added by icebear on March 7, 2011 at 17:26 — 2 Comments

Atto Upgrade???



I was one of the original beta testers back when Dean started his quest to build a low-cost autopilot.  I received version 1.7 and 1.8 (see below).  I do have the original co-pilot head as well.  I read another post here where it spoke about an upgrade offer for version 2.0.  Is this offer still available?  If so, how much is the upgrade and what does it come with?  Do I use any of the 1.8 parts with 2.0?  Of course I'd rather have the 3.0 but I'm not sure if the…


Added by Joe Lopez on December 29, 2010 at 6:30 — No Comments

autonomous Ornithopter


We, Aerospace Dept, developed the world's lightest weight ornithopter capable of flapping and glidding. see link below

We are aiming to make it autonomous.

We want to use your autoopilot in our ornithopter,

It probably will need a bit of programming to handle gliding, I would expect the…


Added by William Burns on December 15, 2010 at 5:08 — 1 Comment

AttoPilot newbie questions


I have been looking for a small area photogrammetric mapping solution for months now and while surfing the net i came across AttoPilot.

I'm familiar with RC planes but not with automated flying. I would like to experiment with home build airframes and lightweight camera's. I have some questions:

How does the camera triggering work ?

Do you use a servo are is it possible for AttoPilot to trigger certain camera's connected to the AP…


Added by Dirk Van Thienen on November 28, 2010 at 16:52 — No Comments

Major set back.

Well things were going well and the Maxi Swift tests were coming along fine. I even had some high altitude pictures for the blog. We don't do FPV but we were setting the system up to run a wireless on the end of one wing and a HD camera on the other wing. We had an OSD connected to the wireless to see what we were doing and let Atto fly the Maxi. The flight went well but after landing and upon looking at the HD camera video it was just a whole bunch of noise. I tried a video on the ground…


Added by Robert Runnalls on October 28, 2010 at 20:20 — 1 Comment

New GCS early details

Ground Control Software (GCS)

We are close in final testing for a totally new custom scratch-made GCS with:

  • Integrated maps (13 sources free with caching for offline use), integrated mission planning pre-flight and real-time via simple mouse clicks.
  • Atto’s…

Added by Gary Mortimer on October 13, 2010 at 7:34 — 4 Comments

A Very Happy Camper...

Well even though I'm still working with an older 1.8V Atto we decided to do a maiden on our new MAXI SWIFT, (pictures to come). we just did a very basic setup with just the regular RC electronics and the Atto, nothing else was added as all we wanted to see was how well it flew.

Set up

2 4000mah 3S lipos

1 40 amp plush BESC

1 .15 1300kva motor

1 9/6 prop

1 2.4ghz 9ch Hi tech receiver.

2 HS 83 mg servos

1 V1.8…


Added by Robert Runnalls on September 19, 2010 at 1:24 — No Comments

If you don't succeed at first try, try, and try again.

I started this project in 2003 with the "great idea" of getting a O powered High Powered Rocket above 46,000 feet. O powered is 40960N total impulse and 46,000 feet is the record for an O powered flight. the O powered motor is the maximum allowed in Canada as a HP rocket.

My Group and I designed and built and peroxide motor which puts out a little more than 450 lbs of thrust, about 2100N. We are able to throttle the motor between full thrust and quarter thrust…


Added by Robert Runnalls on September 18, 2010 at 1:14 — 5 Comments

Prawn Cracker becomes Fire Cracker

Added by Gary Mortimer on August 11, 2010 at 7:42 — 1 Comment

Prawn Cracker

Very successful maiden flight of a new project, Prawn Cracker, the reason for the name has to be explained in person with a beer in hand.

Not only did it actually fly but…


Added by Gary Mortimer on July 23, 2010 at 14:45 — No Comments

Well done Adrian!!

Although not using an AttoPilot at work right now, Adrian who is a member here does use one in the UK for other things.

He is currently one of the Qinetiq pilots that has just broken the 7 day mark with the Zephyr solar airframe. It took off last Friday from Yuma and is set to fly for another week I believe.

Added by Gary Mortimer on July 16, 2010 at 15:59 — 2 Comments

Wallace would be proud!! Its Nigels launch-o-matic for the Manta wing.

Manta Flying Wing Bungee Launch from Nigel King on Vimeo.

I know Nigel has a bigger AXI motor and fairly heavy camera on board so its needs a shove to get going. I did'nt quite realise how it worked. Maybe he will give us more of a…

Added by Gary Mortimer on July 16, 2010 at 15:30 — 2 Comments


Can anyone please point me to the $ATTO format and any specific tech docs so I can enable in a GCS I am working on


Added by Fab on July 15, 2010 at 16:02 — 25 Comments

New Parachute Design alongside atto v1.9

Added by Colby sts on July 2, 2010 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

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