APM 2 cases now available, also come free with new APM 2s

Good news: the 3D Robotics store is now offering custom-molded cases for APM 2, in both top-pin and side-pin variety. They're $4.99 each. All new APM 2s now ship with these cases, included free!

They're smokey semi-transparent, so you can see the LEDs through the case. The button on the top connects to the APM 2 reset button. 

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Comment by Simone Chiaretta on June 30, 2012 at 1:50am

I guess I'll wait for the 3DR cases and hopefully wait till the EU version of the telemetry kit become available again, and then will order all the 3 together. Too bad the e-commerce software doesn't allow to start buying products that are not in stock and have to rely on the email notification.

Comment by Simone Chiaretta on June 30, 2012 at 2:07am

Cool, I've just seen you now added the possibility to order even if not available... Will the 3DR cases will be just for radios, or will it be a case that contains both APM and radio? Also it seems the case doesn't have the hole for the 3DR pins.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on June 30, 2012 at 4:03am

Ah good!  I was just starting to wonder when these were going to be available!

The cases for the radios will be nice too!

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on June 30, 2012 at 4:04am

@Manfred: that's a really nice case!  CNC Aluminum?  I made an APM1 aluminum case a few months ago.  I actually like it, it provided some mass to the thing which helped with a vibration damping system.

Comment by Chris Kreuzer on June 30, 2012 at 4:18am
I orderd an APM2 a week ago. I hope i get the APM 2s Version....
Comment by Chris Kreuzer on June 30, 2012 at 4:27am
The case included

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Comment by Chris Anderson on June 30, 2012 at 1:24pm

Chris, Paul, etc: if you ordered the unassembled APM 2 before there was an option to select the case, and it hasn't been shipped yet, email sales@3drobotics.com with your order number and which case you want. I can't promise that they can process it, but I know they'll try. 


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Comment by Gent Armedo on June 30, 2012 at 1:34pm

Nice case for the APM 2.0. I should not have ordered mine last december, sigh. Nevertheless, good job 3DRobotics! This is a winner!

Comment by Brian McGrath on June 30, 2012 at 8:47pm

Perhaps a little off topic, but since this is now being shipped with all new orders, is rigid or semi-rigid (2-sided foam tape) mounting now the preferred method rather than suspending the APM2 on o-rings as per the wiki (http://code.google.com/p/arducopter/wiki/MountingtheAPM2Board)?


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Comment by Chris Anderson on July 1, 2012 at 1:43pm

Brian: to be honest, the new ArduCopter code is so good that that kind of vibration isolation should no longer be necessary. Simple double-stick foam tape is fine. 

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