I am relatively new to this forum so please excuse me if I have missed an important thread on this topic. I have spent some time reading various forum articles and just want to check if I have the correct information before settling on an initial code to use for my new quad ArduCopter.
Looking at the recent release of ACM (AC 2.0), whilst thoroughly tested, there is still a "use at your on risk" clause and so the recommended stable code known Ardupirates NG would be my best choice.
With the direction to support the Arduino roadmap, the APM hardware is now based on the newer ATmega 2560. Nothing wrong with this of course. This is the board I was shipped, but I have discovered the Ardupirates NG is not supported or if loaded has potential issues on the APM2560. Again correct me if I am wrong here?
Moreover, on a previous discussion it was stated that ArduCopter 2.0 is currently not supported on the APM2650 either. So even if I wanted to, I cannot use this on the APM hardware I have at the moment. Of course others have said it is supported and I would tend to believe the latter case since the code shares the same base as APM 2.0 which is supported on APM2560.
Ideally I would like to start on the Ardupirates NG while the AC 2.0 evolves into a more stable code.
Has anyone successfully loaded and flown with the Ardupirates NG on the new APM2560? If so are there any gotchas I should be aware of or loading tips?
I do understand by the way the flight planner cannot be use to load code on the APM 2560 at the moment.