ArduCopter 2.7 Released!

Announcing: ArduCopter 2.7

In just a short while, ArduCopter 2.7 will become available for download in Mission Planner. As we worked on ArduCopter 2.6.1, we saw that it had several new and compelling features (as well as many bug fixes and improvement) so it was decided to make this a major version release. 

A full list of changes is here, but they include:


New and Improved:

  • NEW: 3-axis camera stabilization
  • NEW: AP_Limits library: Altitude limits and geofencing.
  • NEW: Automatic Flip (Roll axis) is now enabled on Channel 
  • NEW: GPS lag estimator
  • Better altitude control in ALT_HOLD and better altitude transitions
  • Better loiter, especially with the new 3DR uBlox GPS. Check out the video from Marco above!
  • Better yaw control
  • Better DCM implementation, resulting in noticeably smoother flight
  • Better velocity control in Auto missions
  • Etc


  • Fix to dataflash erasing, which should resolve an issue some users were having
  • Fix some MAVLink commands
  • Fix Circle command
  • Fix some units
  • Etc


No more 1280 support (out of program space)
E-mail me when people leave their comments –

You need to be a member of diydrones to add comments!

Join diydrones


  • Yeah John write that blog. I've come accross this very question at least 3 times in the last few days. Lots of people want to do it. I think Tridge made a post a while back - but that might be out of date now.

  • Ok, thx.

    I was looking for the compatibility matrix Christ posted a few months ago, but couldn't find it

  • Yep, no problem on APM1, I flew it extensively on APM1 on a 3DR quad.

  • Flies great on APM1.

  • Does it still work with APM1? Or it's just the first version that is not supported?

  • Developer

    @Chris: That is a typo (or copy-pasto), it should be "

    NEW: Automatic Flip (Roll axis) is now enabled on Channel 7


  • I am wondering if this is a type-o in this post?

    NEW: Automatic Flip (Roll axis) is now enabled on Channel 

    What channel is it on?

  • Excellent

    Where can I find a description of mode TOY ?

  • Please, JOHN! Write a blog that to do (step by step) to fit in 1280!

  • Moderator

    Great job team! This revision really does fly like a dream. Confidence in the software really skyrocketed this time around.

    (Let me know if I should blog the hacks required to fit on the 1280...)

This reply was deleted.