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Old 07-14-2016, 02:28 PM
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Default Looking for a auto pilot (fixed wing)

as the title says........would like to find one thats on the ez side to set up and dont have to sell the kids to buy it.thanks for the help
Old 07-16-2016, 12:41 PM
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APM 2.6 or 2.7 is very capable. There is definitely a learning curve in learning to use it, but it can do anything you want it to.
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Just learn how to fly. You will not need an "Autopilot" to fly the plane for you.
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The autopilot thing is a different hobby. That said, I firmly believe that no one has any business taking off in a plane with an autopilot without having the skills to fly the plane manually first. The electronic devices are amazing pieces of tech, but they do sometimes let you down. The launcher of an autonomous vehicle is still the pilot, and that carries with it the responsibility of making sure the vehicle will be flown safely and in complete control. The drone crowd is growing rapidly in my area, and some of those guys aren't even competent to bring a hexcopter in when the GPS fails. Some have had flyaways and lost their whole investment, a perfect consequence of their lack of metal effort and care.
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I know right, how dare someone suggest you learn how to fly an RC airplane in order to successfully fly an RC airplane. The nerve of some people.
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Cleaned up a few personal pot shots and the replies to the personal shots.

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