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'uBlox 6M GPS Module V2' and APM 2.5.2.....WTF!!!

Started by mark. Last reply by Mike 40 minutes ago. 15 Replies

Does anyone know wtf is up with this 'uBlox 6M GPS Module V2' that i just got from RTFquads? I just set this board up and i am trying to get this all going but for some reason it isn't being seen by…Continue

what frsky receiver for pixhawk?

Started by Hugues. Last reply by Martin Gornitzka 19 hours ago. 33 Replies

Hi,I am building a quad with a pixhawk fc. Pixhawk does not support normal PWM receiver inputs. Therefore I need to get a PPMsum compatible FrSky receiver.The last X8R frsky receiver does not support…Continue

Pixhawk external LED?

Started by Hugues. Last reply by Randy yesterday. 8 Replies

Hi,Anyone succeeded to install external LEDs on Pixhawk?On APM we could configure the param Led_mode to a binary value representing which actions turn LEDs on A5 and A6.Is there an equivalent feature…Continue

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Comment by Charles lakins on May 21, 2013 at 2:00am

I think in all fairness since its very conception every release is a pre release its forever changing the numbers are just mere reference for builds some might work for some and not for others

Comment by Vikrant on May 21, 2013 at 1:31am

Randy, Thanks for the update on 3.0 release.

When is the final release trending towards? I'm just a little hesitant to try a pre-release build.

Comment by Jani Hirvinen on May 21, 2013 at 12:58am

Sid, i really doubt that it's year ago. it's more like 3 years ago.  jDrones was separated from FahPah at end of 2010. If you log on you should find your earlier order from there. 

True current software does not fit anymore to 1280 CPU board.  1280 CPU board was announced to be End-Of-Life on software support over 1 year ago. You can still manually compile software that fits on it but you need to disable many features to make it happen.

I suggest to upgrade at least your main CPU board or whole flight electronics to get future updates.

or whole new APM2.5+ electronics


Jani / jDrones

Comment by sid on May 21, 2013 at 12:03am

Comment by sid on May 21, 2013 at 12:01am

Hi I had bought the APM hardware one year back from Fah-Pah , Thailand and succesfully flown the quad. I see a lot of development since then but I was occupied with my personal issues. I am back to my passion now but while trying to upload the latest version i.e. 2.9.1.b it says firmware too big for 1280. Please upgrade your hardware. I can understand the same but is there a way out or do I need to buy the new hardware. I can not shell out more money at this point. Is there a way I can use the tested firmware which can be used on this hardware ? Pls advice. Thanks. SID

Comment by John McGrath on May 20, 2013 at 3:02pm

Thanks Bill I might just do hang out for the Taranis.  I fly lots of Scale models (plane) and the Aurora is my main radio. I think buying a dedicated radio would be the right thing to do.

Comment by Bill Bonney on May 20, 2013 at 2:33pm
@john. Your HiTec will be perfect. If you want to buy a new TX though wait for the Taranis from FrSky. It uses Open9x firmware so is awesome for drone use. And it's only $200!
Comment by John McGrath on May 20, 2013 at 1:45pm

Glad to be part of the group. On the brink of ordering a loaded quad from however I want to use my Hitec Aurora radio is there anything i should be aware of? Or should I just order a TH9x for it and be done with it.

Comment by Randy on May 17, 2013 at 11:52pm

Re, "where are we with ArduCopter 3.0", we're at release candidate #2 now which you can find here.  There was a temporary problem with the downloads area so initially I could only put rc2 into the old downloads area.  Anyway, the new wiki is the place to get it.

Comment by Charles lakins on May 17, 2013 at 1:49pm

the version 3 is listed there (rc1)


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