Very pleased to announce that the 3DR GPS+mag module, which ran out of stock way too soon after we announced more than a month ago, is back in stock. Any remaining backorders are now being filled, and any product waiting for this should also be going out now. Thanks everyone for your patience on this one -- a combination of overwhelming demand along with supplier problems from the resin provider (the GPS uses a special translucent gray plastic) to the pad printer contributed to the long backlog (we've taken steps to ensure that it doesn't happen again.)

If you've been waiting to convert your APM 2.5 to an external mag for superior copter performance (instructions for doing that are here), this is your chance. It's also the standard for APM 2.6, which is designed from the start for an external magnetometer. I've converted all my copters to this and loiters/navigation have never been better. 

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Comment by on September 4, 2013 at 11:58pm

Great to hear they are all back in stock again!

Comment by Randy on September 5, 2013 at 12:02am

I highly recommend these ('cuz it helps reduce my support load!).  I've found bumping up my gps/compass just 5cm reduced it's magnetic interference from 200% to 15% (of magnetic field) on a big hexacopter.  It went from unflyable to awesome.

Now if only there was a gps mount/pole available to make mounting it easier...

Comment by Euan Ramsay on September 5, 2013 at 12:24am
Any news on whether longer 5/6 wires will be available? I'm thinking 30cm versions. On my airframes 15cm is too short for good routing to a DJI stand, even on the lowest setting.
Comment by Euan Ramsay on September 5, 2013 at 12:36am
Just FYI Chris: getting an error 500 when trying to add an APM + gps to my shopping cart. One for the website admin...
Comment by mP1 on September 5, 2013 at 1:29am


Can you make a cheapo non fed ex shipping option for small items like cables and other small things like this. Its particularly annoying to find FEDEX shipping to Australia costs $40+ for a $3 cable. 

Comment by Euan Ramsay on September 5, 2013 at 2:22am
You can get the $11 USPS option but you need to ask for it.
Comment by Phil P on September 5, 2013 at 2:28am
+1 for the USPS option, but don't limit it to small items. I have never had any issues with USPS. I'd trust it for $300+ orders too
Comment by Crashpilot1000 on September 5, 2013 at 3:16am

Half the price would reasonable.

Comment by mP1 on September 5, 2013 at 3:30am


What is the recommended position for the GPS ? How far should it be from the APM, ESC and motors ? Where is the sweet spot ?

Comment by AKRCGUY on September 5, 2013 at 4:26am
mP1- As far as the 3" cable will take you ;).


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