Sadly its been about a year, due to personal and professional reasons i have had to leave this project alone.
However, now that i am trying to restart my own projects again, i find that the IMU v2 is no longer avaliable.
Can anyone help with this?
Also when i stopped this project the Ardupilot was functioning 100% so wish to continue again and want some spares.
Can anyone explain what the ardupilot (NOT APM)is supposed to run with if the IMU is no longer available?
Its great to be back,
I hope you guys can make sence of this for me.
Doc, Welcome back.
Unfortunately, Thermopiles is the official answer, however let me direct you to a recent post: here.
Also, if you notice there are Groups now setup for various projects including an ArduPilot (legacy) group you are welcome to join. The more the...
The posts suggests we can use the PA2 system from Futaba. Not sure if the entire PA2 is used or just the sensors...
Hey Dr. Mike,
Great to hear from you. Sorry to say that I completely abandoned ArduPilot to work on ArduPilotMega. Jason Short followed ArduPilot a bit longer, but has mostly been working on ArduCopterMega for a while, so no-one on the dev team has been supporting it. I don't really have any suggestions on suitable AHRS hardware.
What is the reason you don't want to move up to APM?
Yeah, I do too. I figured you would want a larger quantity, but if you can get by with a couple PM me too.
Mike, I've got some spare ArduIMU boards if you need them. I can send you them at cost.
We've retired all the first-generation ArduPilot gear, but will be releasing a new version of ArduIMU later this year.
APM does SO much more. Datalogging, 2-way telemetry, pressure sensor for altitude, 8ch in/out, camera control, airspeed sensor, etc, etc. The two products are night and day. You really should give APM a try--you'll be blown away by how much more advanced it is.
We can't make the original ArduIMU anymore because the sensors have been discontinued by the manufacturer.
Wow, what a welcome back!
Chris, PM now being compiled.....will continue this in private and a sincere Thanks!
Doug, Brian, Jason, great to hear from you again!
Its great to be back to be honest.....kept lookign at all the gear and the projects, but not being able to do anything with them.
Ardu Vs APM.. its not that I am not going with the APM as i do have 2 , but i got the AP1 working flawlessly and we did a lot of aerial photography and it was the basis of most things we did on this side.
There is a massive gulf in my knowledge of APM, at the point where the APM hit the ground, i purchased some of the first ones (which leads me onto anothe question, which i will ask in a mo) the development was very embryonic at that point, which sadly all hell broke lose my end, so had to stop. ergo, i suspect MANY changes have take place in this time.
So, in the meantime i intend to continue using, AP1,but....(now to my quick question), have there been any changes from teh early version of the APM shield to the later ones? ( i have early ones with the 1280 base boards (that chris kindly sent as the ones i purchased had very odd faults with the mux).
If not then i will get back in and try to catch up with you guys on the development.
Incidentley i put the AP1 back in the air today, flew 8 waypoints without fault (even if my memory has faded somewhat in setups)
So, thank you guys, Chris, yes please, Jason, also yes please (i haave about 10 main boards and only 2 IMU`s that i treat with kid gloves) as i also use them in a stabilized cam system which i will post as time allows.
Also Congrats to you all, the community has gone from strength to strength.
Again...its great to be back!