I'm delighted to announce that APM 2 is now out of beta! The current version is 2.1, and is both available in the downloads section of the code repository (for those who want to play with the code), or can just be loaded as normal through the Mission Planner.

This code largely reflects a ton of bug fixes, small enhancements, efficiencies and lessons learned from preparing for and competing in the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition (in which it placed 2nd). It should work well with the latest Mission Planner, HK GCS and Xplane simulation.


Huge thanks to Doug Weibel, Paul Mather, Michael Oborne, Andrew Tridgell, James Goppert and Michael Smith, who drove this version.


This version has had a huge amount of testing over many months, but as always, there may be some remaining issues or bugs on unusual hardware configurations, so if you find something, please post a report in the Issue Tracker.


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Comment by Mauro Rodriguez on May 2, 2011 at 8:48am
Comment by Mark Grennan on May 2, 2011 at 8:49am
This is great!  More studding, more documenting.
Comment by ARHEXA on May 2, 2011 at 8:59am


will have to check it :)

Comment by Russell B. Sutton on May 2, 2011 at 9:01am

More Great Video's too.......


Comment by Dany Thivierge on May 2, 2011 at 9:06am

At last! :) (well just in time for me to fly it)


you rock guys!

Comment by ARHEXA on May 2, 2011 at 9:14am


on actions > tools > upload firmware > update check

i get only APM2's on the list, none of them are arducopter or ACM,

is it OK  ? i have to select Ardupilot Mega 2 ?

Comment by Sebastian Gralla on May 2, 2011 at 9:36am

this post is about APM

not ACM ;)

Comment by Timothy-Joe Tan on May 2, 2011 at 9:41am

I'm just tried the APM2.1 w HappyKilmore's GCS, using the lastest APM hardware (Atmel 2560). The GCS is able to recieve Mavlink via the recommended Xbee setup (regular updates of 11 bytes of info in the serial tab), but the telemetry doesn't show, and performing a read in '"Configuration" tab results in nothing. Is this a problem with the newer APMs?

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on May 2, 2011 at 9:53am
AR: Sebastian is correct: This is an APM release. ArduCopter 2 (ACM) will come later in the week.
Comment by The Old Flyer on May 2, 2011 at 9:55am

More great work from the DIYDrones team.



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