I just noticed this at the Chinese on-line retailer, ThanksBuyer.com
They are pricing the bundled versions attractively. Obviously made to compete against the APM micro 3.1
If anyone makes the leap, perhaps you could keep us informed on your experiences.
Happy flying all!!
if you are talking about the mini apm pro (that is not a Pix since the pix is 32 bits and this is 8 bits) then you have to connect on the output side (Ports on right side picture on the page 5) as follow:
top left side is the OSD/ Telemetry (if you have)
middle pins (I2C) is the mag with the yellow on the first pin
bottom pins is the GPS
If the external GPS & Mag is burnt then is not working at all. Never heard a situation where you can burn only the mag as this one is powered from the main gps unit not from the board (from the board is taking only data vis SCL and SDA pins).
Hey Scott, I'm the new noob on the block and just read your post about how you had the motors connected wrong. Please elaborate on that, as I ran into the same problem. Unfortunately, my problem has increased to the point where I have no functionality of the throttle, pitch, roll nor yaw control. They all register great on Mission Planner, but not functioning from a battery. Any suggestions?
Hi Ron, welcome to wonderful world of building your own multirotors! So, lets get a little more info first such as ESC, receiver. Are you saying the APM is only functioning when plugged into computer an not when connected to a battery? Are you using the separate power supply or your ESC's? Are you running PPM or PWM input?
After scanning multiple threads, (and quite frankly just plain luck) I got the wiring in the right configuration (I believe) and discovered it was a setting in MP that would not allow the radio to bind without a GPS lock. Having disabled that, I was able to conduct a motor test and get them to engage with the radio.
The ESCs are the stock XGW 2.4b (soldered)
I have the stock receiver as well that I haven't taken apart.
The ESCs are powered by the board as I'm using a 3DR Power Module to power the board and the FC.
I'm not sure what PPM and PWM are.
Long story short, at about 11:30 PM, I had everything put back together and was out for a test flight. However, I couldn't get enough lift from the front props to lift it and it did a nose dive, which broke one of the propellers. So here I am now trying to figure out what is wrong with the motors.
Here are photos of what I've got:
Can anyone confirm if this PRO board can use dual redundant power suppler: power module + UBEC because in rcgroups.com forum he says it could be powered from two power source without solder/cut jumpers on board?. I had problem with mid air reboot on this mini pro board. Here's the link: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2491362#post32942124