New ArduCopter, ArduPlane and ArduRover Wikis are Operational (provisionally)


The old existing Wiki(s) are no longer getting updated on a continuous basis so you need to start using the new Wiki(s).

During this transition you will need to use both of them (although for the PX4, the new one is the only way to go.

The picture above is of my new F330 Flamewheel with PX4FMU and PX4IO flight controller.

I have put PX4 Hardware and Firmware installation pages on all 3 of the New Wikis ArduCopter, ArduPlane and ArduRover.
All 3 have slightly customized versions of the Firmware install page.
And ArduCopter and ArduPlane hare very similar hardware installation pages but ArduRover, for the moment has PX4 and APM hardware install and setup on the same page.
I have updated ArduRover a lot but it will still be undergoing a serious further overhaul, at least it is pretty well up to date now.
The ArduPlane Wiki needs to be properly indexed (only a tiny fraction of the pages on the site are even in the current index).
ArduCopters index is entirely missing at the moment and you need to use the Table of Contents (at the bottom of the Quick Start Page) to get around in it at all.
And ArduRover needs to be relaid out from scratch.
However, that said, right now we are concentrating on getting the new Wiki pages installed and getting them up to date and properly illustrated.
One of the problems that is being addressed (by Joshua Ott) is coming up with a menu or TOC structure that will work with tablets.
In any case, The new Wiki contains the most up to date information especially re PX4 and also for the newest releases of firmware, so I would suggest looking them over and giving me some feedback re errors, omissions and any suggestions you might have.
I have been dynamically updating the Wiki based on the developers real time improvements for some time now and my goal is to make the information available to users in such a way that you don't need to ask the same questions over and over.
Given the intricacy of the PX4 procedures and techniques and the relatively smooth transition into people actually getting it to work this approach seems to be working pretty well.
On another note, on my little PX4 F330 Flamewheel was highly successful.
Its PX4 stack is mounted on an intermediate fiberglass plate which is itself on mounted on 3/4" Kyosho Zeal Gel pads on each corner with a small piece of light foam holding it down on top.
This resulted in very low vibration and a rock solid alt hold with no vertical movement at all except for long term real baro drift. (I live on the coast).
Rate PID P = .08, I = .05 is about perfect for this little hot rod with stock DJI motors and ESCs and 8" props.
Please save the above New Wiki links and start using the New Wiki as well as the old one.
The New Wiki will have the most recent information in it and I don't have the necessary hours in a day to update the old one as well.
Please give me some feedback, suggestions, corrections, omissions and desires, keeping in mind that the new Wiki is very much a work in progress.
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  • apm 2.5 is not old and i don t thing that px4 is better i am pretty sure that the code is not ready for it!!!

    apm 2.5 is still the best! we need to wait a long time before to see real improvment for 32bit hardware!

    honestly, i prefer to have a rock solid hardware with simple arduino than crappy soft with 32bit

  • MR60

    Congrats! I am impatient to expore the PX4 board. Is it considered already "useable" and is it still bleeding edge and only reserved for experimentation at the moment ? (since I need to buy a new board for the H frame I am building, I was thinking starting with PX4 instead of the old APM2.5)

  • Developer

    Gary thanks for your efforts! Fast updates of new changes. Great work!


  • links on is BIG MESS

    TOC only on first page

    links at bottom of each page goes not in order

    I like the old wiki more because of the easy way to links , at u have to go back first page and down to bottom of page to find Flight Modes, next page BACK AGAIN, BACK AGAIN, that sucks.

  • Hello Gary Thank you for youe work on new wiki. I looks very nice.

    PS: Could you post me your logs with vibes (IMU enabled) on your px4. I'd like to compare wuth mine.

  • 3D Robotics

    Thanks, Gary!

    You'll note that we're changing the naming of the codebases a bit as we migrate to cross-platform support (both 8-bit Arduino and 32-bit PX4). We're using "APM" as the common name for all future 8-bit and 32-bit platforms, so the codebases will be called APM:Copter, APM:Plane and APM:Rover respectively. 

    You'll still be able to use the Arduino IDE to modify the code and compile the code if you want, but since we're no longer strictly following the Arduino hardware roadmap, we're losing the "Ardu" prefix in favor of APM (which now stands for AutoPilot Multiplatform)

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