With the 3DR black friday deals, and the release of their power module, I took the opportunity to get another couple of APM2.5s, the cases that we have been anticipating, and some power modules. I got it all assembled yesterday and I must admit I love the simplicity it adds to the build.
I now just have signal leads coming from the ESCs in to the APM directly.
The 3DR power module sits in line before the distribution board, and that supplies the 5v for the APM to run from, as well as providing voltage+amperage readings from the battery.
With the case, and my QAV500 frame, I decided to use only the top portion of the case and mount through to the risers I already had. I also made a minor mod on the case for the UART pins, but everything else was smooth. I cant wait to take it out for a flight.
The issue I was having with 2.8.1 not reading the amperage from the attopilot sensor is not an issue with the 3DR sensor (glad to see).
More photos can be found here: http://projectable.me/post/37261340554/yesterday-i-received-my-blac...