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Operating a powered vehicle of any kind can be a lot of fun. However,
nothing will ruin your day at the park more quickly than an accident
or running afoul of the law. Since we want you to have a great
experience, please make sure that you do all of the following:
- Operate within all local laws and regulations. For
example, in the United States, current regulations require you to
operate most UAVs under 400 foot above ground level, within line of
site, and away from obstructions and populated areas. Since these
regulations vary from place to place, even within the same country,
ensure that you understand what you need to do to stay compliant.
- Never operate the vehicle or software in a way that could be
dangerous to you, other people, or property. Propellers, while
rotating, could easily cut you; if a UAV fell on a person or object,
it could cause a lot of pain and damage; a UAV caught in power lines
could cause an outage for many people. As Ben Franklin said, "An
ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
- Always keep in mind that software and hardware failures
happen. Although we design our products to minimize such issues,
you should always operate with the understanding that a failure could
occur at any point of time and without warning. As such, you should
take the appropriate precautions to minimize danger in case of
- Never use the software or hardware for manned vehicles.
The software and hardware we provide is only for use in unmanned
ArduCopter-3.3 - QuadCopter
ArduCopter-3.3 - HexaCopter
Last build: 08-08-2016
Types of firmware available
The Copter-3.3 branch is available.
Please follow all common safty rules carefully when testing and as always fly safe!
The meanings of the versions are
- stable - this is the version recommended for new users. It
has had the most testing
- beta - this is the firmware to choose if you want to be
part of beta testing of new versions prior to release as a stable
version. Note that during some development times the beta release
will be the same as the stable release
- latest - this is the latest version from our git source
code repository. This version is only for developers. The code
may have unknown bugs and extreme care should be taken by anyone
Load the firmware on to your BBBMINI
- You can load the version of the firmware directly from the commandline on to you BBB with the following command
sudo wget -O /home/debian/ArduCopter-3.3_bbbmini.elf http://firmware.bbbmini.com/ArduCopter-3.3_bbbmini.elf
Building the firmware youself
To build the firmware youself please see the ArduPilot development site.