All Blog Posts Tagged 'APM' (155)

APM Planner 2.0.13 released (was 2.0.12/11 released)

NOTE: Parameter settings was also broken. Next release we will also have 'beta' releases so we can avoid these simple mistakes…


Added by Bill Bonney on July 14, 2014 at 5:00pm — 62 Comments

PX4Flow Optical Flow Sensor on APM 2.5 and Pixhawk with AC 3.2 Libraries

Hi, i´m making my own firmware based on the ArduCopter 3.2 Libraries, i have implemented various flight modes like STABILIZE, LOITER, ALT HOLD, RTL, AUTO, but changing the control law and configuring…


Added by Sergio Reyes Sánchez on July 12, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tarot 680PRO HEX - Now shipping fully Ready to Fly APM packages

Firstly congratulations to all those that took part in the SparkFun 2014 AVC challenge on the weekend. 

Just showing off our new mid sized Ready To Fly APM Hexacopters.

 2Kg payload test on vimeo



Added by Mark Steyn on June 23, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

3D Robotics
The Tale of BeaglePilot: The world’s first Linux-based autopilot

The history:

The BeaglePilot project started three years ago, when Víctor Mayoral Vilches (DIY page), researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology and co-founder of…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on June 4, 2014 at 4:00pm — 22 Comments

Successful test of the Cheerson CX-20 (APM + Arducoper firmware inside)

I have successfully tested the Cheerson CX-20 Auto-Pathfinder (also called the Quanum NOVA). This quadcopter uses an APM v2.52 with the ArduCopter v3.1.2 already installed. It fly very well and all the Arducopter features are working very well....

Above, a video during the maiden flight of the CX-20 has been taken with a  GoPro 3 "Black Edition" mounted on the anti-jello mounting…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 29, 2014 at 2:13am — 39 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.10 release

[NOTE: There is a problem with autoupdate in APM Planner 2.0.9 (previous) to this release, users needs to manually update to this release from ]

Some highlights of items new in this…


Added by Bill Bonney on May 26, 2014 at 12:30pm — 42 Comments

Anti-Jello Camera Mount Test And Vertical Acceleration Test

This is only the 4th or 5th flight since installing my new carbon fiber props from Hobby King and I have to say, between that and my DIY wire rope "jello killer" camera mount, the video is looking pretty good. Especially considering I don't have a gimbal.

Anyway, I was…


Added by Crady von Pawlak on May 15, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mini Talon

I googled around DIYD trying to find a post on the Mini Talon but couldn't find anything. Not long after the X-UAV Talon the Mini Talon made its debut! So far I've had this backpacked sized drone up for about 30 minutes in a auto mission. Packed with a 4s4000 pack, 8x4.5 prop and a 2216-1250kv…


Added by Scott Fuller on May 14, 2014 at 1:30pm — 15 Comments

3D Robotics
Dronecon 2014 Call for Submissions!

Dronecon is the annual DIY Drones–3D Robotics developer conference. Dronecon 2014 will bring together developers, participants, hackers, academics, and makers from the DIY Drones and Ardupilot communities. This is your chance to hear lead developers discuss their work in the past year on land, sea, and air vehicles,…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on May 13, 2014 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Large Rover fully autonomous

This is F.L.O.O.P.Y. 42. The Robot uses 2 12 volt batteries(24v) controller is a dimension engineering 2x25. It is currently using a APM 2.6 with external compass and gps purchased from 3DRobotics.The drive system are 2 power chair motors

operating at 24volts.Also has 1240 maxbotic sonar on front…


Added by Larry A Amati on May 7, 2014 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

3D Robotics
The First RC-Accessible VTOL Drone Runs APM

On the heels of the Arcturus JUMP flight, thought it might be nice to announce that Adam Sloan and John Hampton, the two-man crew that is BirdsEyeView Aerobotics, have just developed the first RC-accessible VTOL drone, the FireFly6—and it runs on…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on April 30, 2014 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

APM2.5.2 & 2.6 MIC5219-3.3YM5 (GL33) Regulator Mod & Alternate Capacitor Mod

APM2.5.2 & 2.6 MIC5219-3.3YM5 (GL33) Regulator Mod & Alternate Capacitor Mod

Supplies Needed:

MIC5219-3.3YM5 SOT23-5 Package 3.3V Fixed Voltage Regulator

0402 or 0603 size SMD 470Ω Resistor ( Marked [471] )

(1) 1206 size 100uf 6.3V Ceramic Capacitor or (2) 1206 size 47uf 6.3V Ceramic Capacitors;…


Added by Paul Krajewski on April 23, 2014 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

My First Quadcopter with xtPilot [Setup]

Hi Guys,

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 -…


Added by Thanh Nguyen on April 11, 2014 at 5:00pm — 14 Comments

Low cost version of APM2.5

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…


Added by Thanh Nguyen on April 9, 2014 at 11:00am — 33 Comments

APM Planner 2.0 First Official Stable Release [UPDATED]

[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]

APM Planner…


Added by Bill Bonney on March 10, 2014 at 7:57pm — 27 Comments

Irresponsable and Immoral



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…


Added by Carles Gelada on February 24, 2014 at 1:30pm — 62 Comments

I Really Need help solving a problem for all of us!

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…


Added by Gary McCray on February 23, 2014 at 7:30pm — 94 Comments

Pixhawk Futaba T8J 6 modes configuration with 2 switches (C & D)

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…


Added by Frenchguy on February 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — 8 Comments

FPV Shaolin Returns (with APM Camera Gimbal )

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. …


Added by noeL on January 31, 2014 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

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