ArduPilot Project

ArduPlane, ArduCopter, ArduRover, ArduSub source
Under GNU General Public License v3.0
By ArduPilot

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ArduPilot Project

ArduPilot is the most advanced, full-featured and reliable open source autopilot software available.
It has been under development since 2010 by a diverse team of professional engineers, computer scientists and community contributors.
Our autopilot software is capable of controlling almost any vehicle system imaginable, from conventional airplanes, quad planes, multi-rotors, and helicopters to rovers, boats, balance bots and even submarines.
It is continually being expanded to provide support for new emerging vehicle types.

The ArduPilot project is made up of:

User Support & Discussion Forums

Developer Information

Top Contributors

How To Get Involved


The ArduPilot project is licensed under the GNU General Public
License, version 3.


ArduPilot is comprised of several parts, vehicles and boards. The list below
contains the people that regularly contribute to the project and are responsible
for reviewing patches on their specific area.