cruising-ratt300NEW RELEASE – 14.01

Good news everyone!  After months of hard work we have a new stable OpenPilot software release today, this release is 14.01 and code named Cruising Ratt.  A huge thank you to the Developers, JIRA wranglers & the Flight Test Team, who all put in a lot of time and effort to get this release out to the community.

This is the first 2014 software release.  This version still supports the CopterControl and CC3D.  It includes some major “under the hood” changes like migration to Qt5.1 and QtQuick2 widgets, and an overhaul of UAVtalk to improve Telemetry and OPLink reliability.  There is a number of significant backend changes in this version compared to previous software releases, from new toolchains and build system to a source code formatting that is in line with our project style guidelines.

Some additions in this release:

– “Rattitude” flight mode;

– Altitude Hold Re-implementation;

– Multiple PID banks;

– “Cruise Control”

Remember that the first Revo hardware batch was intended for developers/bleeding-edge testers, not end users who want a 100% final platform.

Download and full Change log: http://wiki.openpilo…tware Downloads

Note: Please be sure to read the full release notes listed there and understand that you need to update your bootloaders and use the Erase Settings function prior to flashing the FW for this release.

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On November 18th, 2013, posted in: News by Comments Off

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