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Funding for Autorotation Test Vehicle [APPROVED]

Topic: Request for funds for test vehicle to aid autonomous autorotation development.

Proposal type: Hardware [X] , Software [ ] , Other [ ] : _________________

Description: Please see my full request here

Planned amount $$ (USD): $1095

Estimated time for completion: Apr 2020

To the funding team @OXINARF, @james_pattison, @khancyr

I’m sure Matt forgot to add at least 2 units of 6S 5000mAh batteries (or around that) like this

so I would add around 200ish euros to cover that

Thanks Matt (and Luis).
Great work by the way. I definitely understand that this particular feature is different to most in that testing is high risk - and from that perspective I understand the basis for this request.
We’ll see if one of the Partners would like to support this, as a first step.

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I’d certainly support this request, it is a high risk test to be doing, and Matts existing vehicle is a bit small for proper testing of auto-rotation

I’m a bit slow on updating this post, but the request by @IAMMATT was approved, and supplemented by @cczeets (Steve) from TerraPlane (, an ArduPilot Partner, to upsize the heli.
Keep on with the great work Matt, and thanks @cczeets for your continuing support of ArduPilot development.


great! Looking fwd to seeing how this goes

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