APM2.5.2 & 2.6 MIC5219-3.3YM5 (GL33) Regulator Mod & Alternate Capacitor Mod
MIC5219-3.3YM5 SOT23-5 Package 3.3V Fixed Voltage Regulator
0402 or 0603 size SMD 470Ω Resistor ( Marked  )
(1) 1206 size 100uf 6.3V Ceramic Capacitor or (2) 1206 size 47uf 6.3V…Continue
Firstly, I want to say thanks to APM2.5 dev team, 3DRobotic, their open source projects that helped me a lot to complete my first drone, include xtPilot - a modified hardware shown above, original is APM2.5 open hardware project.
(see my previous post -…Continue
Hi everybody, I have just finished this low cost version of APM2.5 because it's difficult to buy a original board in my country, so I decided to build my own hardware with two layers PCB :)
I have solved some bugs in hw such as:
I also added a…Continue
[UPDATED to 2.0.7: we had a serious issue with serial connectivity and APM2.x and FTDI, it now fixed. All users that download 2.06 will be notified automatically of the new release]Continue
Lately I have been following the kikstarter project “The pocket Drone” which is having a huge impact.
First of all I am a bit pissed off because in the kikstarter project…
We have a great new Wiki / Manual which is actually being I think very helpful for all of us.
But there is a Huge - Seemingly Intractable Problem. At least in my estimation of things:
No the Iris isn't the problem, It's a really great 3DR copter, probably the best one available for the…Continue
Disclaimer: I don't know what I am doing. This seems a bit more complicated than other solutions I have found (since I had to use the Sub Trim) but it works with what is the latest T8J firmware (I think I have the latest but cannot confirm since I see no way of knowing the version # or upgrading the firmware).
These are my settings. I had to use the Sub Trim to move the PWM output of the C switch in the middle position so I would have access to the third mode with D…Continue
新年快乐. A happy Chinese New Year to all those who celebrate it, year of the horse!
"FPV Shaolin Returns" was filmed with a basic 1-axis ArduPilot Camera Gimbal RC10 (A10) which you can see on camera 2. …Continue
Good news from Andrew Tridgell and the rest of the APM:Rover (ArduRover) Development Team: they've pushed out a major new release (2.45). Major changes include: numerous updates for PX4 and Pixhawk, dual sensor…Continue
Let's hope this feature is fully implemented in DroidPlanner 2.0 as there are many reasons and ways to use this feature for aerial mapping and photography.
Good news from Andrew Tridgell and the rest of the APM:Plane (ArduPlane) dev team: they've pushed out a major new release (2.77). Major changes include: lots of updates for PX4 and Pixhawk, dual sensor support on Pixhawk and new throttle arming code.
The following is from Tridge's release announcement. Please post any questions or comments there.
It's been a busy two weeks over the New Year, adding new features to APM Planner 2.0 and fixing some of the issues raised. The current changes include
Just a quick post of my Bixler v1.1 build and some mods I`ve done in the last weeks! The main goal was to fit in an APM 2.5 and a MinimOSD / Telemetry as well as the GPS, the FPV gear and all the standart RC gear "inside" the plane in an attempt to make this plane more aerodynamic. I didn`t see this setup so far, so I thought somebody might find it useful / has any suggestions.
The camera, the 5.8gHz TX and the MinimOSD are protected under the cockpit…Continue
$40 off APM 2.6 with GPS and 3DR Radio
The APM 2.6 is a powerful open source autopilot system that can transform any…
The ModeSwitch saga continues, I am happy to announce our new OLED ModeSwitch project for all.
Several days we published LED based Flight ModeSwitch project here and I promised to show this OLED project too so here goes.
This is more advanced compared to our upcoming…Continue
The EPM Cargo gripper EPM-688-5 V1.21 from http://NicaDrone.com is now supported by APM:Copter master branch.
Master branch != widely tested! Wait for the 3.2 release if you´re not comfortable with that.
This setup has only been tested by the…Continue
I´m finally finishing the setup of a new airframe, wich now has a parachute system released by a servo (almost like this):
Now comes the tricky part: how to setup a good way of activating the parachute from…Continue
6 Way mode switch gets life...
Finally after several iterations on PCB and electronics design, first jDrones ModeSwitches are getting to daylight.
First boards are fully operational and we are testing them with several of our test flyers. …Continue
3rd flight and first full autonomous flight from take off to touch down. Still some tuning to figure out. You'll see from the video that when the copter approaches each waypoint, there is a lot of oscillation then it smoothes out. If anyone has any tips on how to adjust the setting to get rid of this please comment below.…Continue