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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  • Thanks for taking care of my cases and getting them to me Chris. I just got them today. Will be playing with them tommorrow. Look forward to doing more business with 3DR!!!


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    Joel: Your receiver will be powered by your ESC as usual. This module is just to power the autopilot and associated electronics (3DR radio, GPS, etc)

  • Question regarding the power module:  I understand I need to disconnect JP1, but will the receiver still be powered from this module?  

  • That what I thought it was. I have it all together and mounted. just awaiting new props to test. I feel much better having the circuit board more protected. It also looks more professional.
  • Per the main post.... . 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.
  • I just got my case today for my APM 2.5. Nice looking case and looking forward to getting my APM protected in it.
    I am wondering what the pick foam is for? I am thinking it is to protect the Baro from shifts in the alt. but I want to make sure. If anyone can answer or verify I would appreciate it.
  •  i think we might be getting there, mine is also in the #35k range.

  • I hope mine will also. Order# 35307.

  • chris : can I expect my shipment will be shipped today? Order#: 35283



  • Marry Christmas, I remember this from last year. A few changes though. 3DR has improved their product, production capacity, and revenue while lowering the cost many products.

    They have also improved their customer interaction, keeping their clients (myself included) in their production loop as well as continuing to enthusiasticaly support the community and expand the possibilities of flight stabilization and open source automation.


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