3D Robotics

APM 2.011 Beta released

3689395499?profile=originalAs part of the continuing APM 2.0 beta test program, we've released another package of updated APM software: New versions of the APM 2.0 beta code (2.01), Mission Planner (0.4.16) and HappyKillmore GCS (1.2.43).


Please upgrade your system to the latest code, which includes bug fixes, a few new features and improved stability. To be safe, load the code into Arduino and compile it as usual; the automatic firmware loading process may not always bring in the latest code during this beta testing period. [UPDATE; the Mission Planner will now load the latest firmware automatically, so no need to use Arduino or download the code yourself.]


New features include:

--More Action Commands implemented. 3689395418?profile=originalAs shown at right, we've added back some commands that you can issue in-flight via the HK GCS. More commands will be coming soon.

--More effecient memory handling allows APM to run MAVlink on Port 0 (USB) and Port 3 (Xbee) simultaneously without risk of memory overrun.

--Lots of improvement to the Mission Planner. Altitude in 3D waypoints should now be properly displayed.


Known issues:

--Some modes are not being reported correctly in HK GCS. Stabilize is being reported as "Guided", for example. We know how to fix this and it will be right in the next build.

--Writing waypoints via MAVLink in the Mission Planner is still sometimes unreliable. If you're having trouble, close it and reopen and try again.

--Vehicle Number is still being reported as 7, rather than 1. We'll fix that in the next build.


We'll be releasing new code each week for the duration of the beta test process. Expect a final Release Candidate by mid-April. As always, keep the bug reports and other feedback coming! (Bug reports to the Issue Tracker, please)







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  • is it just me, but in APM Planner uploaded 1280 2.01 HIL mode, Im not getting anything on telemtry port.
  • Woaw, things are moving right along here! Good work! Does anyone know if PID's uploaded with the planner via USB will be "remembered" after a power cycle, in this version?

  • Hi

    I'm about to get myself a new Xbee for my plane, and i'm wondering, since we now have 2 way communication, should I pick the same Xbee board for the plane as I have for the ground station with an omni antenna?

  • I've just installed and configured my APM under 1.02 version and here  2.01 released... Well, I have to reinstall all the software. I'm sure, newer is better!
  • I love it! Personally I like the Agile approch of releasing the code each week. Wil the code functional then?
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