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!!
The Mini APM Pro is still a great bargain. You can get one from www.thanksbuyer.com or several vendors on aliexpress. If you want to step up to a 32bit processor as suggested by Cala, try the Mini Pixhawk, also available from most of these same vendors, or the Pixhawk 2.4.8 available from Banggood.
Ok but, for exemple, you have to choose between APM Pro or APM 3.1, wich you prefer?... Give me your assent...
I don't know the mini pro, I have the mini 3.1, I hope is older than mini pro.
If I were going to purchase an APM, I would select a Mini APM Pro or APM 2.8. I prefer the Mini APM Pro because all the connectors are standard DuPont.
The APM series (2.5, 2.6, 2.7, & 2.8) all use the 8bit processor. They were made in several form factors with a variety of cable connects. All will work with Mission Planner, APM Planner, Tower, and other open source Ground Control Systems that communicate over the same protocol.The 2.7 and 2.8 have substantial improvements over the 2.5 and 2.6.
Ok thanks guys, I will buy another one I like the DF13 connectors too and my quadcopter is wired like this... I will buy it onoe banggood because I never buy anything on thanksbuyer...
I'm trying to do a "junkyard build" with some old drone parts I had laying around. I have a Flip FPV 400 frame with an APM Pro board. It has DJI style B2212-920KV motor with 1045 blades that's powered by the Velotech Magic30 BEC ESC's. I've been messing with this thing for a few days trying to get it off the ground, but with no luck. After reading some of the previous posts, it appears I'm having the same problems as many have with the APM Pro board.
I've connected to MP and downloaded the APM 2.6 3.2.1 Firmware, ran the wizard, calibrated the radio, ESCs, motors and compass. Verified all settings were good to go with the exception of the GPS and Compass as there seems to be a bit of a latent issue with them. However, when I go outside (bypassing GPS and Compass checks) I can't get it off the ground but about a foot until it flips over. It's not an aggressive flip, but it usually does a front roll.
I thought it may have been a radio issue since I was using the old Cheerson CX20 TX and RX, so I swapped them for my Turnigy 9x TX and RX. Again came in and calibrated on MP before going out to try it again, but still no luck. If I were to jam the throttle all the way up, it would just flip over so I attempted to fineness it off the ground and ended up rolling it again.
Any help (outside of scrapping the board) would be appreciated.
There isn't a card in this board, but here is the logs from the last flight: