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Paparazzi UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is an open-source drone hardware and software project encompassing autopilot systems and ground station software for multicopters/multirotors, fixed-wing, helicopters and hybrid aircraft that was founded in 2003. Paparazzi UAV was designed with autonomous flight as the primary focus and manual flying as the secondary. From the beginning it was designed with portability in mind and the ability to control multiple aircraft within the same system. Paparazzi features a dynamic flight plan system that is defined by mission states and using way points as “variables”. This makes it easy to create very complex fully automated missions without the operators intervention. For more project information, see here.

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The Paparazzi software source and hardware design is distributed without any guarantee. Before flying, please refer to your country's national aviation regulation for Unmanned Aerial Systems, or the one of the country you intend to overfly.

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Latest Stable Release: v5.8.0_stable

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1BitSquared launches German Store
1B2 + PPRZ banner DE-011BitSquared has just launched their German online store. This is the first dedicated Paparazzi UAV hardware supplier in Europe. With a store in Europe they can provide faster delivery times of Paparazzi UAV hardware for all the European users and developers. Now you can purchase Lisa/M(X), Lisa/S, Elle0 autopilots and accessories for Paparazzi UAV within … Continue reading 1BitSquared launches German Store
Piotr Esden-Tempski 2016-01-12 14:40:12

Wiki Front Page Update
Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 10.03.53 PMWith the coming of the new year we decided it was time for a refresh of the appearance of the Wiki front page. Stripping away its colorful design and removing the boxes around text we thought it would help make the information cleaner and easier to read. We have added new icons to help clarify … Continue reading Wiki Front Page Update
Danika Esden-Tempski 2016-01-06 16:51:39

Paparazzi UAV at 32C3 Recap
IMG_3327Here is a short review of our Paparazzi UAV meet up at the 32C3. For those of you who have never heard of the Chaos Communication Congress, it is a hacker conference that takes place every year between Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Germany. For many years it was held in Berlin, but with the increased … Continue reading Paparazzi UAV at 32C3 Recap
Piotr Esden-Tempski 2016-01-04 00:28:32

G0 GPS Module
IMG_3213Just in time for the new year 1BitSquared releases a new GPS module named G0. It is designed to neatly fit on top of the Paparazzi UAV Elle0 Autopilot, that they released just a few weeks ago. G0 features the UBlox Max-7Q chipset, a large ground plane and EMI shielding. Due to the large ground plane …
Piotr Esden-Tempski 2015-12-28 11:10:44

Paparazzi V5.8 release
Merry Christmas dear Paparazzians! We are happy to announce the release of Paparazzi; v5.8, providing you with lots of new features and improvements! Just to pick out a few: ADS-B support improved use of optic flow for velocity estimation improved mavlink support possibility to reduce RAM and Flash usage by compressing the sine table this allowed … Continue reading Paparazzi V5.8 release
Piotr Esden-Tempski 2015-12-24 14:29:20

Lisa/S Nano Quadcopter featured on sUAS News
slideshow_2In the light of the recent FAA registration limits, the great guys at sUAS News wrote an article featuring the Paparazzi UAV powered Lisa/S nano Quadcopter. This platform was developed by 1BitSquared in collaboration with the TU-Delft MAV lab team, provides all the autonomous capabilities while being way below the FAA regulated limits for registration. The Lisa/S nano Quadcopter … Continue reading Lisa/S Nano Quadcopter featured on sUAS News
Piotr Esden-Tempski 2015-12-15 17:41:50

Multi-UAV flights for simultaneous meteorological measurements
planes family with pyrenneesENAC UAV Lab team and Meteo-France (CNRS-GAME and ENM) teams have spent several days at the Atmospheric Research Center of Lannemezan (in the south of France) in order to perform experiments for simultaneous meteorological measurements through multi-UAV flight. This was part of a research project called VOLTIGE aimed at studying the formation of cloud and fog … Continue reading Multi-UAV flights for simultaneous meteorological measurements
Gautier Hattenberger 2015-12-04 13:53:30

Paparazzi UAV at 32C3
16119863935_3d7d7ff84f_zThis year we will be having another meetup at the 32nd Chaos Communication Congress (32C3) in Hamburg, Germany. The event is happening from December 27th to 30th, 2015. Make sure to secure your tickets! When you are in the area, find us and say hi! We will have our Assembly there and will have lot’s of cool hardware … Continue reading Paparazzi UAV at 32C3
Piotr Esden-Tempski 2015-12-01 03:34:38

Elle0 Autopilot
Elle0-in-hand-watermark_1024x10241BitSquared has released Elle0, a new Paparazzi UAV autopilot. Elle0 is the lowest cost autopilot developed specifically for use with the Paparazzi UAV framework. It was inspired by the Lisa/MX and Apogee autopilots and has been stripped down to the most essential features while preserving the flexibility that Paparazzi autopilots are famous for. Here are some … Continue reading Elle0 Autopilot
Piotr Esden-Tempski 2015-12-01 02:05:12

Parrot Bebop 2 Support
parrot-bebop-2-paparazzi-uavParrot has released their new Bebop 2 camera quadcopter. Paparazzi UAV already has support for that new platform. Thanks to the great work of the TU-Delft MavLab team and especially Freek van Tienen it is possible to replace the stock functionality of the Parrot Bebop 2 with Paparazzi UAV. This change gives the platform a lot of autonomous flight … Continue reading Parrot Bebop 2 Support
Piotr Esden-Tempski 2015-11-19 00:16:47

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