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 Graham Dyer on August 15, 2011 at 11:19pm

I think the original ArduPilot still has lots of potential life. While it hasn't the capabilities of APM it is a very competent autopilot in it's own right. I have literally hundreds of flights testing mainly the 2.7.x thermopile version but v2.4-v2.6 too. ( Just had my first flights with the ArduIMU v2 version recently.


I also use the FLY_BY_WIRE_A setting on a GWS Slowstick as a brilliant basically un-crashable teaching aid removing the fear that many novices face.


As far as any potential further development goes my ideas are as follows :

It would be GREAT to get this project going again and maybe release a v2.8 or even v3.0 however my coding skills are basic at the very best but I can help/contribute in any way.




Comment by Dr Mike Black on August 15, 2011 at 1:49pm

Hi all,


Back in the loop, happy to help on this one, lots of info on file and development data.


If it helps.





Comment by Brian on August 6, 2011 at 1:07pm

I changed out my esc on my sky fly max and now have no throttle control (all full) in any mode but manual.  I'm digging out my first ArduPilot (v1) and will give it a try for basic stibilization/FBW.

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 6, 2011 at 12:28pm


Nice idea to establish an Ardupilot (legacy) User Group.

Since I have been using the FMA CoPilot II on my EZ*s and TwinStar IIs, it will be very easy to convert to the original ArduPilot using either thee IR sensors or the ArduIMU. I feel that the O&M of the original Ardupilot is a better fit for the EZ* and the TwinStar II though I do have three APM/IMUs combos set up for my Maja and eventually the TwinStar IIs.



Comment by Brian on August 6, 2011 at 10:57am

Chris, can you setup this pic as the image for the group?



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