Announcing: ArduCopter 2.7

In just a short while, ArduCopter 2.7 will become available for download in Mission Planner. As we worked on ArduCopter 2.6.1, we saw that it had several new and compelling features (as well as many bug fixes and improvement) so it was decided to make this a major version release. 

A full list of changes is here, but they include:

 

New and Improved:

  • NEW: 3-axis camera stabilization
  • NEW: AP_Limits library: Altitude limits and geofencing.
  • NEW: Automatic Flip (Roll axis) is now enabled on Channel 
  • NEW: GPS lag estimator
  • Better altitude control in ALT_HOLD and better altitude transitions
  • Better loiter, especially with the new 3DR uBlox GPS. Check out the video from Marco above!
  • Better yaw control
  • Better DCM implementation, resulting in noticeably smoother flight
  • Better velocity control in Auto missions
  • Etc

Bugfixes:

  • Fix to dataflash erasing, which should resolve an issue some users were having
  • Fix some MAVLink commands
  • Fix Circle command
  • Fix some units
  • Etc

Notes:

No more 1280 support (out of program space)

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Comment by Dror Caspi on July 24, 2012 at 12:02pm

Excellent!

Are there special instructions on updating from 2.6?  E.g., do I need to reset all parameters and set then from scratch?


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Comment by John Church on July 24, 2012 at 12:07pm

Great job team! This revision really does fly like a dream. Confidence in the software really skyrocketed this time around.

(Let me know if I should blog the hacks required to fit on the 1280...)

Comment by Guntars on July 24, 2012 at 12:12pm

Please, JOHN! Write a blog that to do (step by step) to fit in 1280!

Comment by fred_fr on July 24, 2012 at 12:14pm

Excellent

Where can I find a description of mode TOY ?

Comment by Chris Whiteford on July 24, 2012 at 12:24pm

I am wondering if this is a type-o in this post?

NEW: Automatic Flip (Roll axis) is now enabled on Channel 

What channel is it on?


Developer
Comment by Andreas M. Antonopoulos on July 24, 2012 at 12:24pm

@Chris: That is a typo (or copy-pasto), it should be "

NEW: Automatic Flip (Roll axis) is now enabled on Channel 7

 

Comment by Simone Chiaretta on July 24, 2012 at 12:30pm

Does it still work with APM1? Or it's just the first version that is not supported?

Comment by Heino R. Pull on July 24, 2012 at 12:38pm

Flies great on APM1.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on July 24, 2012 at 1:06pm

Yep, no problem on APM1, I flew it extensively on APM1 on a 3DR quad.

Comment by Simone Chiaretta on July 24, 2012 at 1:18pm

Ok, thx.

I was looking for the compatibility matrix Christ posted a few months ago, but couldn't find it

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