I think I know the answer to this but I'd appreciate a second opinion before stripping down... Fah Pah ArduCopter kit, ready for first flight, everything working well except occasional 'clicks' from…Continue
"Software is here, the ASM is based on the mega however I'm sure you'd be able to get it running but also sure there will be lots of differences for any interfaces (to telemetry, gps, keys etc).
If you were using the new 3dr radios you…"
the 3DR radios are an open source radio they do the same thing as the xbee's but they are open source and more suited for use as telemetry radios. They are not compatible with xbees (i.e. you can't have an xbee module in the air and…"
It's not actually xbee but the 3DR radios operate in a similar way.
You can have as many as you want on the ground you just need to set them to the same channel.
I have never operated two on the ground at once (i.e. I've…"
I know what you mean about time, progress is slow at this end!
For the mode keys, plan is to have an extra row of keys with leds dedicated to changing modes, each button corresponding to a specific mode. A solid led will indicate current…"
"@Jean-Marie, that sounds weird - when you power by battery does the rest of the ASM still work? Is it only the radio that is not working? On your first image you only have three wires connected to the telemetry port - do you have all four connected…"
The APM 2.5 has an onboard magnetometer (i.e. on the main APM board) so no easy answer there.
That said I've never heard of anyone having issues on a plane with magnet interference (it is a common issue on quads due to the close proximity…"
Is it an APM 2.6? If it is then the external GPS also has the Magnetometer in it so should be a good distance from the magnets. The rest of the the electronics will be fine with the magnets.
"Do you mean http://www.unmannedtechshop.co.uk - if you do I believe they are official 3dr re-sellers. I've used them before and they were good. They have a user account here, send them a message if you've any concerns