Best Contribution of the Month, December 2018

Congratulations to talented Nikhil Upadhye (aka nikhil9 on Github), for winning Ardupilot’s “Best Contribution of the Month” award for December 2018!

Nikhil was nominated and won the prize for his very significant contribution to quadplane autotune. For additional information on the work involved and subsequent testing (many thanks also, @pompecukor, for testing and the video!), there is also this related blog post: QAUTOTUNE - VTOL autotune for quadplanes

The prize for the month was $200 for the top contributor. Thanks to those who donated to ArduPilot, including our Corporate Partners . If you are a company and wish to donate a prize for an upcoming month, please email the partners email list (

Congrats again Nikhil!


I love this video… never seen a plane move that that :-)!

Congratulations Nikhil