I've preordered a Pixhawk and my plan is to replace my APM 2.0 with the Pixhawk. I've looked around the 3DR site some and haven't really seen enough information on the Pixhawk to understand what I will really need regarding parts to do the upgrade. I would like to order any parts needed so I'll be ready to go with the Pixhawk controller arrives.
My current configuration is Tricopter with APM 2.0. Features I'm using now are:
UBlox GPS module - appears this will connect directly to Pixhawk
900Mhz 3DR telemetry - a different cable is needed
Spark Fun Autopilot current/voltage sensor - not sure how this will connect to Pixhawk. Is a 3DR current sensor provided with Pixhawk? Is the 3DR current sensor compatible with Pixhawk?
Motors and Yaw servo I assume is the same as before. I'll need to convert my radio receiver to the PPM/SBUS output configuration.
I'm also using the Copter LEDs feature to control external LEDs - arm status, low voltage, GPS status. Not sure how this feature maps over to Pixhawk.
I'm also curious if my tuning parameters will translate from APM to Pixhawk directly or will I have to start over with tuning?
I know plenty of information will be available in the next few weeks. Perhaps I simply haven't found the correct webpage that covers this information.
Any information would be welcome.