This is the story of the installation,
set up and testing of an autopilot in a radio controlled plane using the
Plane : Phantom FX-61 flying wing.
Transmitter : FrSky X9D Taranis Plus.
Receiver ; FrSky X8R.
Autopilot : APM HKPilot
Ground Control Station Software : Mission Planner.
aviation in Australia is administered by CASA (Civil Aviation Safety
Authority) and the MAAA is recognised by CASA as a model aircraft
authority. Refer to the MAAA website for information about regulations
controlling used of all types of model aircraft including RPAs (Remotely
Piloted Aircraft). The ‘Manuals of Procedure’ section under the heading
‘Documents’ are important to be familiar with, especially ‘MOP067 – Self
Guided Model Aircraft’.
The website of the MAAA is here www.maaa.asn.au/.
FrSky X9D Taranis Plus
FrSky X8R Receiver
Phantom FX-61 Flying Wing.
Mission Planner software on the PC
HKPilot Mega V2.5 Flight Controller
with ArduPlane software and additional hardware.
The project begins with setting up
manual control of the plane here.
Alternatively, look for any section in
the contents below.