All Blog Posts Tagged '2.5' (27)

5 Things I Think Will Revolutionize the APM

  1. The Release of the 3D Robotics Rover.  This is extremely significant because an APM compatible rover will help drive up the amount of users and contributors to the Rover side of the APM Open Source Development (ArduRover is used far…

Added by Joshua Johnson on December 10, 2013 at 9:58pm — 27 Comments

APM 2.5 Solar Powered UAV Project

Hello DIY Drones,

I'm taking on this project so I can find a Low Cost, Durable, easy to install solar solution for this communities APM 2.5 Operated Projects.  I've spent almost $800 USD of my own money to purchase electrical gauges and equipment to make this project possible.  Also I own the majority of the electronics needed for this…


Added by Joshua Johnson on November 13, 2013 at 3:22pm — 32 Comments

APM 2.5 CAD Model for Google Sketchup Users

G'day All,

I have been working on a new airframe over recent weeks and wanted to replace the rather abstract 66 x 35mm box used to represent the APM 2.5 board with something a little more detailed and accurate.  My search for an existing model found nothing I could use, so a few hours later this is what I…


Added by Quadzimodo on November 2, 2013 at 11:46am — 13 Comments

Fred De F I Want FPV Now "video clip on saint martin island

Fred De F I Want FPV Now

video musical clip on saint martin island.

Tricopter , apm 2.5, arducopter 2.9.1 , ntm motors 750kv with 11x4,5 (gelo effect !!!) , 3 s 2200ma  , esc simonk rc timer.

Go pro Black edition , protune and profile RAW by techincolor.…


Added by Fred De F on September 11, 2013 at 1:47am — 2 Comments

APM 2.5 , scary first flight but all is good.

I never do a range check. But when I do, I forget to take it out of range check mode before takeoff.

APM2.5 saved the day and loitered…


Added by vova reznik on July 8, 2013 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

X8 Octo Quad build log & maiden flight

Here is a short build log of how I converted my APM2.5 Quad to a X8 Octo quad.

First I dismounted everything which is always a pain, especially when you have to disconnect these little bastard DF13 connectors. By doing so a few times already (it is my fourth build with same APM...), I had finally to…


Added by Hugues on June 23, 2013 at 2:21pm — 22 Comments

Flying IFR-FPV

I flew my Arducopter IFR-FPV Sunday!

It was pretty cool once I landed safely back at the takeoff point.

For various reasons which I won't go into, my video camera view became unusable 2 or 3  minutes into the FPV flight in my rural neighborhood, and I found that I had no idea where I…


Added by Richard Evans on June 12, 2013 at 7:25pm — 4 Comments

DroidPlanner Follow Me with APM2.5 3DR Radio kit and Samsung Galaxy 7.7 Tab

A very Successful test of the DroidPlanner Android App, connected through a 3DR Radio Kit and the 3DR APM2.5

Before taking off, I ensured that there is a proper connection between the APM and the Tablet and that both devices's GPS is locked. Then I take the drone up and put it in Loiter mode.

Follow Mode must be activated in the Settings of the…


Added by weelian soh on June 12, 2013 at 9:50am — 19 Comments

APM 2.5 from hobbyking

This Blog is closed now from  posting further comments as per the request.

Hmmm Now hobbyking is selling:

ArduPilot Mega V2.5 Flight Controller USB/GYRO/ACC/MAG/BARO



Added by Robert Krogh (hooks) on May 21, 2013 at 11:30am — 89 Comments

Delta Wing Mixing For Newbies

Delta Wing Mixing 101

As a lot of newbies to delta wings often ask the question "Why is the mission planner not doing the necessary mixing for my servos to just work?" well for the stabilize the mission planner will…


Added by Christiaan van Vollenstee on May 14, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Fabricating custom autopilot, GPS, and battery mounting solutions with lasers

I'm very grateful to be in community that supports a laser-equipped Fab Lab. Lately I've been designing and fabricating custom components for my unmanned aircraft, especially components that are easily integrated into existing systems.

Above is a photo of one of my latest creations: a solution that houses a five or six-cell LiPo, an APM 2.5 autopilot…


Added by Matthew Schroyer on May 8, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

X-8 Maiden Flight - Prop Strike - Crash (SafetyTip)

I finally got around to the X-8 maiden flight.  Nice day, gentle breeze, batteries charged and ready to go.  Things went as well as they could for a first flight.  The plan was to take off in manual, trim things out, then try stabilize and maybe even RTL.  Unfortunately when I switched to Stabilize the plane leveled then seemed unresponsive to my control…


Added by AKRCGUY on May 2, 2013 at 4:00pm — 35 Comments

FPV X-4 Quad Frame

Here is an interesting quad frame that Hobbyking is selling. I can see this really working.

Nice enclosures for the motors…


Added by Christiaan van Vollenstee on April 26, 2013 at 4:00am — 20 Comments

Inside My Brookstone 2.0 Rover (APM Project)

Bottom of Rover

  1. Left Rear Motor
  2. Left Rear Motor Power Extension
  3. Right Rear Motor Power…

Added by Joshua Johnson on April 16, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Voice Controlled APM 2.5 Project?

Is this a project you would like to tackle as a community and is this a project you would like to see become more serious?!  As a community would you like me to build a discussion or group around this project?! Let me know what you think.…


Added by Joshua Johnson on March 17, 2013 at 10:30pm — 21 Comments

APM 2.5 Power Layout

I have done this power layout to ensure power failsafe if something goes wrong.


Added by Christiaan van Vollenstee on February 18, 2013 at 7:09am — 40 Comments

Another APM rebranding

Someone sent me the link of this of the APM rebranding.





Added by Christiaan van Vollenstee on February 13, 2013 at 4:45am — 49 Comments

HUGO flight tests with new GPS Decibal readings, Loiter, Stabilise

I started  to document some flights wth HUGO this week . Here is some footage of "loiter" and "stabilise" flight modes.Also took some decibal readings from approx. 10' to 1.5'. The dB level never exceeded 95 dB. This is not a scientific test. I hope to show a comparison with open frame as a control and get some proper testing procedures in place. 

  I have been using a single axis gimbal for FPV ,…


Added by Sean Headrick on January 25, 2013 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

Clean/ lightweight way to mount radio receiver

For fellow wire haters out there, here's a way that I figured out for attaching a 6 channel Hobby King receiver directly to the APM 2.5 without those pesky wires and connectors. The complete assembly of the APM 2.5 and the receiver is now only 18 grams and the clutter of wires goes away. I've flight tested this setup with…


Added by Tobin on January 24, 2013 at 6:12pm — 11 Comments

My QAV500 quad progress

I have been poking this build with a stick occasionally as I was working on my Power Wheels Rover project in the meantime. But now I am back to working on this quad.

Build list:

  • QAV500 frame
  • APM 2.5
  • SunnySky 2814-10 motors
  • Hobbymate 40A ESCs
  • Graupner E-Props…

Added by Daniel Chote on November 13, 2012 at 1:01pm — 5 Comments

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