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Building Your Own Drones: A Beginner’s Guide to Drones, UAVs, and ROVs by John Baichtal

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14. Building a Quadcopter VI: Software

You’ve reached the final chapter of the book, in which you learn about software you can use to control your quadcopter. This chapter covers a variety of flight control software suites, including applications for your laptop and your favorite mobile devices. Think of these as autopilots that enable you to control your craft without the usual joysticks. After that, you’ll configure your MultiWii, getting it ready to fly (see Figure 14.1).

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FIGURE 14.1 The quadcopter project reaches its logical conclusion: in the air!

Flight Control Software

As you might expect, software can control a motor even better than ...

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