3D Robotics


We're delighted to announce the new APM 2.5+, which is the same APM 2.5 board you know and love but surrounded by lots of new goodness!  Now, for a new lower price of $179, it comes with all this, right out of the box:

  • 3689487855?profile=originalThe new APM 2.5 enclosure, available in both top pin (above) and side pin (right) styles. It's designed to keep your electronics safe while looking great at the same time! The enclosure is made of black translucent ABS plastic so you can see the board's LEDs. It protects your electronics while allowing access to all pins and connectors. The inside of the enclosure is lined with ESD safe open cell foam to ensure the barometric pressure sensor is surrounded by static air and prevent unwanted readings due to airflow over the sensor. And the screws that secure the enclosure have been moved to the top for ease of use. It's also available as a stand-alone product for $4.99. (customers who already have an APM 2.5 are eligible for a coupon code to get a free enclosure with their next order. Email sales@3drobotics.com if you don't already have one)
  • 3689487915?profile=originalThe new APM Power Module, available with either XT60 (shown) or Deans connectors. It's a simple way of providing your APM 2.5 with clean power from a LiPo battery as well as monitoring current consumption and battery voltage measurements, all through a 6-pos cable that plugs in neatly. The board is also shrink-wrapped to protect it (the bare board is shown here so you can see the innards). Been wondering what that "mystery connector" was on APM 2.5? Now you know! This will ensure that you have no brown-outs due to insufficient BEC power from your ESCs, and makes current and voltage monitoring easy! It's also available as a stand-alone product for $24.99
  • 3689487864?profile=originalOur new Version 2 of the Mediatek GPS module. This takes all the learning we've had with the Mediatek over the past two years and wraps it up in one vastly improved product. New big ground plane antenna to improve reception! On-board battery for fast lock! New firmware for better performance and datalogging! Also available as a stand-alone product for $37.95.

Oh, and did I mention that we also lowered the price of APM 2.5 by $20 at the same time?? This is all thanks to our new production facilities in Tijuana, which allow us to make an increased volume of products at higher quality and lower prices. We're even adding a new Manncorp four-head pick-and-place machine there to handle even higher volume!

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  • My order is still in hold because they're waiting for components. I've contacted 3drobotics, I'd really feel treated unfairly should they not comply to update my order.

  • Roberto: I know this does not help, but this was announced on this very blog about a week ago, the day before black friday. But I feel your pain, partner. :)

    I myself, for once, made a killing on the sale. Got the new apm and v2 GPS and Telemetri-kit for about $260 ($300 with intl shipping), so thank you Chris! On a business trip all week, can't wait to get home and collect the parcel! :)

    /Magnus, Sweden

  • Distributor

    units are now in stock at www.CanadaDrones.com 

    Thanks 3DR staff, it was quick! 

    Price is also adjusted to reflect the price drop.  And wow they sell fast! :) great Christmas gift! 

    APM 2.5 + in Canada 

    great looking enclosure too... way better in person, this one really lock in place solid and feels perfect. 

    super job! 

  • Ok I am seriously jealous.  That is everything I have wanted in one package.  I think I am going to have to sell a truck or 2 to pick up a 2.5...

  • The $s must add up quickly when multiplying everything by 8!
  • Joshua, yes, I understand it would be better with more volts, less amps.  The problem is with availability of very low KV motors.  There are some on the market, but there are two problems.  First, they are very expensive.  Second, the low KV motors have timing issues running on SimonK flashed ESC's.  I think that these motors have too much torque, and thus they can accelerate very fast, and the ESC can't keep timing going.

  • Tim P, the power module goes between your battery and your ESC(s). You could use it as you describe, with a separate battery for the power module to just power the APM and receiver, but then it won't be measuring the current draw from your motors.

  • Chris,
    Thanks! Just ordered tonight BEFORE I had your response. Will send email to 3DR to see if they can add the case.
  • 3D Robotics

    Steven: If you don't already have the code, here it is again: add APM25_CASE as the discount code in your next order, along with your original APM 2.5 order number. The sales team will check the order number, and if it matches include a free case. 

  • What about us early adapters? Do we get a case?

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