ArduPilot (legacy) User Group


ArduPilot (legacy) User Group

Group for users of the original ArduPilot, both thermopile and ArduIMU versions

Members: 149
Latest Activity: Dec 31, 2016

Discussion Forum

Manual for Ardupilot Mega 1.0/1.4

Started by Justin Dec 1, 2016. 0 Replies

Hi, I have a couple of the older APM boards.  I stopped flying for a few years and kind of lost touch with them.Trying to get back into the hobby now and I've discovered that all the instructions for…Continue

ArduPilot w/ ATMega328 boards & ArduIMU+ V3 kit

Started by Simon Atkinson. Last reply by Simon Atkinson Aug 15, 2016. 3 Replies

Hi there I bought a couple ArduPilot w/ ATMega328 boards a few years back, but didn't get to use them .... work got in the way! I'm still keen to do something with them -- using an IMU set-up - but…Continue

Ardupilot (Legacy) code?

Started by Kai. Last reply by Kai Jul 26, 2015. 5 Replies

Hi all,I found an original AurduPilot hardware I bought some years ago and never used and I would like to use it for a boat.Unfortunately all links to the manual and code are taken down :-((Could…Continue

Arming Problem with Ardupilot Mega1.4

Started by GIREESH NARAYANAN NAIR. Last reply by Charles lakins Aug 15, 2013. 1 Reply

I am new to this group. I was using Ardupilot Mega 1.4 for my Quad and it was working reasonably well. I made some frame modification and programmed the board with APM Planner 1.2.67. Then the…Continue

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Comment by Charles lakins on November 30, 2012 at 10:28pm

been sidetracked trying to finish my cub i bought getting her airworthy

Comment by Charles lakins on November 30, 2012 at 10:24pm

as i mentioned in an earlier post i set mine for manual, stab, stab to avoid any thing different while troubleshooting the firmware and settings

Comment by Charles lakins on November 30, 2012 at 10:15pm

is it just Manual and stab as an option or is there a 3rd choice too, i found my switch was sometimes selecting the 3rd instead sometimes and also sometimes it was going to auto when i loose radio signal and the motor would spin up


Comment by Brian on November 30, 2012 at 7:15pm

Hi guys, i just started with a used AP(legacy) board. When i toggle the ap on the motor starts up, the mode is set to stabilize. i am going to download a fresh copy, but wonder what you think to look at...

Comment by Charles lakins on November 19, 2012 at 11:14pm

Still havent tried the last file my brothers been visiting hope to try soon

Comment by Harry on November 17, 2012 at 4:57pm

Not sure if I've really got it figured out.  I went back to the Ublox application and just let it run and it took forever for it to get a fix, so it was probably just bad view of the sky.  The IMU would show a fix then no fix and the app wouldnt show a fix at all, so dont know why really.  The app needed me to hit "debug messages" to see what was going on.  I dont think the IMU uses anything but the simplest messages.  I just dont know. 

It kinda bothers me to think the IMU would accept a bad fix.  That happened once with the EM406 and it was 4 miles off.  If I had hit auto it would have been bye bye at least until it got a better fix.

Comment by Charles lakins on November 17, 2012 at 4:25pm

i take it you figured it out ? i left my loaded firmware alone on mine so far

Comment by Charles lakins on November 16, 2012 at 11:54am

yeah i plan on poking it out the top of my fuse somewhere

Comment by Harry on November 16, 2012 at 11:13am

That's a good antenna design.  I have a carbon engine mount that would block the antenna if I mounted it inside, so that's why I'm looking for an external one.  Sparkfun has some external ones with the right connector that I might try. 

Comment by Charles lakins on November 16, 2012 at 12:53am

Mine is this version without the external antenna connector


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