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Raspberry Pi Robotic Blueprints by Richard Grimmett

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Mission planning software

The mission planning software is available at http://planner.ardupilot.com/. There are actually two applications available that perform similar actions, but the Mission Planner is a good place to become familiar with how to talk with your quadcopter from a computer program.

To do this, you'll need to make sure you have telemetry radios connected to the Pixhawk and the computer. This will prevent the need of directly connecting to the Pixhawk with a long USB cable. When you begin the mission planning software, you will see the following screen:

Mission planning software

This is the basic screen. You'll then need to configure your radio's COM port and ...

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