I'm looking at buying an APM for a fixed-wing initially, but with the intention to use it on a quad at some point in the future.
From what I understand, the only difference between the two versions is the removal of the onboard magnetometer from the 2.6 board. I want to buy the most up to date and capable autopilot, not a legacy version.
I'm confused because the APM 2.5 appears to have a bridge point for disabling the onboard magnetometer, so why release a whole new board to achieve what is already achievable on the 2.5 with a bit of solder? If I bought a 2.5 and bridged-out the mag, can I still connect the