So i finally got my brown bag from Sparkfun. I soldered all the pins, downloaded and installed the Arduino software from here: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
I wanted to try the test programs from this page: http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/Programming
I got a FDTI cable from the DIY Drones store for using with my telemetry later, but found out that i can use it for downloading code to the board without the IMU shield attached.
FDTI cable attached and powering the card. The blue LED pulsates when servos are running. I uploaded the RC input testprogram.
After that i tried the "moving servos demo" and found out that the link for the zipfile on the page is wrong.