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Make: Getting Started with Drones by Belinda Kilby, Terry Kilby

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Chapter 9. ArduPilot Mega (APM) Setup

At this point, the vast majority of your physical build is complete. Now it’s time to jump into Mission Planner and start setting up your autopilot. Once we complete this process, we will have just a few minor things to button up on the build and then our aircraft will be ready to fly!

This chapter will be structured a little different than the rest, as we will go straight into the step-by-step instructions before looking at the rest of the Mission Planner application.

Step-by-Step Build Instructions

For this portion of the build, you will need:

  • A laptop PC running Windows 7 or newer (if you only have a Mac, try setting up a Boot Camp partition to install Windows)
  • The most recent version of the Mission ...

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