Jason and I have just completed a major update to the ArduPilot Mega code. We have updated the version to 1.0.1 to reflect the change. It is in the repository and ready for alpha testers. Look for revision R418 or later.
The change you will most need to know about before proceeding is that we have enabled the dip switches for mixing mode (normal vs elevon/V-tail), and roll, pitch and rudder reversing. The four switches from left to right are roll, pitch, rudder, and mixing. These reversing parameters have been removed from the config file - you must use the dip switches.
Additional features that have been added include
- Magnetometer support
- Airspeed sensor support
- Telemetry in binary format for the upcoming GCS release
- Additional functionality for the X-plane simulator
- New commands and modes added
- Relay support
- Battery voltage measurement supported
and more stuff I am forgetting at the moment. Documentation for all the changes is very limited at this point, but we will be working on it.
In addition to new features the code underwent a lot of structural change and cleanup. This is an alpha release so expect a few bugs.
Please let us know your testing results. We would like to move this version towards a beta release.