Good news for those who wanted the APM 2.5+ with side pins (best for multicopters): they're now available fully assembled in the enclosure, with the usual GPS and Power Module (shown). No more connector soldering required!
We're also offering APM 2.5+ kits with the 3DR telemetry pack, in both 915Mhz (US) and 433Mhz (Europe) versions, and both side-pin and top-pin varieties.
In addition, we're having an End of Year sale of Ready-to-Fly ArduCopters and Arduplanes. You can take $50 off the already-discounted holiday prices of any RTF vehicle by using the discount code RTF05. That brings their prices down to:
RTF 3DR ArduPlane ($500)
RTF 3DR ArduCopter Quad ($550)
RTF 3DR ArduCopter Hexa ($715)
Finally, check out some of the other sale items at the 3DR store, including $15 off the MinimOSD board and a new lower price for the PX4 AR.Drone replacement kit, which allows you to turn your Parrot AR.Drone into a real drone!