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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  • healthyfatboy:

    Have you received your order 34805?
    I actually waited for the Black Friday sales in front of my computer and managed to get everything I needed and checked out around 30minutes after that start of the sales. My order number was #34488.


    Thing is... my order hasnt shipped yet........

  • T3


    To give some perspective, they announced the sale on the 21st, it started at midnight the 23rd (EST time), and after almost 48 hours, I ordered something and the number was 34805. Then 6 days later, I ordered another item and that was number 35447, a 642 order difference. My guess is the 24 hours before my first order, there were at least 100-200 more orders and with the sale ending 49 hours after my first order, they likely had 400 or so orders during the sale. Filling 400 orders is no easy task, especially with how they have to double check everything. I finally got mine in today and it was well packed and I'm happy about it but I wasn't in a hurry either. I ship a lot of things since I buy/sell to fund my hobbies and I know it's a pain taking care of everything.

    Maybe something that could be done similar to what was done back at the APM 2.0 launch is when there are some sales going on, 3DR could just post on Twitter what the last order was to go out that day. That way, there's a way for people to generally have an idea of when they may get theirs. Of course if the main item people want is backordered, it's hard to get the right idea of when an item might ship but it could be helpful.

    Just a thought.

  • 3D Robotics

    Rashed: Sorry about that. I've checked with the sales department and they working flat out to catch up from the overwhelming Black Friday sale orders. You should hear back from them by the end of the day. They're hoping to be caught up with shipments by the end of the week.

  • guys do you have vacation in USA ? Im not living in USA so im not sure what you guy have in black Friday ? because my shipment still backorder "processing" and I sent many email to sales@3drobotics.com and I didn't get any response since 30-Nov.

  • T3

    For battery connector problems, if it's just between Deans and XT60, couldn't a simple adapter between the two work just fine? Sure, there's an ohm or two of resistance it adds but it allows you to use multiple batteries.

    As for bullet vs. XT60 from HK, depending on the size of the battery, I see both come in so they have them as one or another for a reason most of the time it seems, although it's been a bit since I ordered a battery from them.

  • @Chris

    Chris , I dont mind which way we go as long Diydrones makes a standard connectors so we all stick to that. for instance I got a new battery for my son's quadcopter from hobby king that uses Bullet type connector ( Turnigy) and only a few months earlier I bought some batteries again from the same company for my Arduplane and they used XT60. I hope I can reach to a level that i dont have to keep changing my connectors. now add insult to injury, I have many batteries for my other RC Turbines and planes that all use different different connectors,( The balancing and the main discahrge lead connectors) when it comes to charging my batteries the bench looks like a labarotory with all sorts of charging leads. this is what i hope we could reach to a consensus to standardise our connectors in Diydrones to overcome this problem. and your adaptor is a good idea by the way.

  • Great looking case Chris. Reading all the reviews and they are good. One day I'll replace the apm 1 with this. Thanks for all you have and all the developers have done for hobby Multirotor tinkerers like me.
  • I go the other way.  I change everything to Anderson Powerpole's.  I share packs between aircraft so one flavor of connector is optimal for my setup.  My only thought would be to provide the power adapter without connectors.  This way I can solder one end to my wiring harness and crimp APP on the input end.  I understand I'm in the minority so no big deal.  I'm just thankful for the power adapter.  :)

    Doug B.

  • Thx Chris,

    I use the current sensor as adviced, but it is not accurate.

    I thought this one is.


  • Chris : all backorder will be shipped today?

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