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Erle-HexaCopter

Erle-copter

ROS Software Maintainer: Erle Robotics

Overview

Erle-HexaCopter is a "heavy lifter" version of Erle-Copter, a Linux-based drone that uses the award winning APM:Copter autopilot software. It’s capable of the different flight modes and ideal for outdoor operations. It has been designed for an extended flight time and it can carry a takeoff weight of about 3-4 kilograms.

Erle-HexaCopter is powered by Erle-brain Linux autopilot which includes ROS and communicates with the flight software using the mavros ROS package.

Installation

ROS Indigo comes preinstalled in the Erle-Brain 2, the flight computer contained in Erle-HexaCopter.

ROS Packages

Simulation

This section explains how to use ROS/Gazebo simulator to simulate Erle-Copter. The main characteristics of the simulation are:

In order to begin it is required to arm. Some of the available features provided are:

Erle-copter simulation

More info: Erle Robotics official documentation

Documentation

Erle-Rover

Erle-Copter

Erle-Brain

Erle-Spider

PXFmini Autopilot shield

Erle Robotics maintains a Documentation that mean to instruct how to use their technology.

A video series about how to code autonomous behaviors for drones with this technology is available at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL39WpgKDjDfVfiNVG47DBi93wsh2XHKVO.

Getting Help

Post in our forum at http://forum.erlerobotics.com/.

Purchase

Erle-HexaCopter is available through the Erle Robotics store.


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