Ardupilot APM 2.8 Fligh Controller Board With M8N Ublox GPS and Accessories

This is the new APM 2.8 autopilot module. The sensors are exactly the same as with APM2.6,  This version have an onboard compass, which can be disable if external compass is connected which makes this version ideal for use with multicopters and rovers.

- The APM 2.8 is a complete open source autopilot system and the bestselling technology that won the prestigious 2012 Outback Challenge UAV competition. It allows the user to turn any fixed, rotary wing or multirotor vehicle (even cars and boats) into a fully autonomous vehicle; capable of performing programmed GPS missions with waypoints. Available with top or side connectors.

- This revision of the board has no onboard compass, which is designed for vehicles (especially multicopters and rovers) where the compass should be placed as far from power and motor sources as possible to avoid magnetic interference. (On fixed wing aircraft it's often easier to mount APM far enough away from the motors and ESCs to avoid magnetic interference, so this is not as critical, but APM 2.6 gives more flexibility in that positioning and is a good choice for them, too). This is designed to be used with the 3DR uBlox GPS with Compass (see option below), so that the GPS/Compass unit can be mounted further from noise sources than APM itself

 

 

Features:
- Arduino Compatible
- Includes 3-axis gyro, accelerometer and magnetometer, along with a high-performance barometer
- Onboard 4 MegaByte Dataflash chip for automatic datalogging
- Optional off-board GPS, uBlox LEA-6H module with Compass.
- One of the first open source autopilot systems to use Invensense's 6 DoF Accelerometer/Gyro MPU-6000.
- Barometric pressure sensor upgraded to MS5611-01BA03, from Measurement Specialties.
- Atmel's ATMEGA2560 and ATMEGA32U-2 chips for processing and usb functions respectively.

 

Package Includes:
1x APM2.8 FC & Shock Absorber
5x JR male to male jumper wire 10cm

ArduPilot Autopilot Suite

Hardware — Firmware — Software — Community

Hardware– The embedded systems and peripheral sensors that 3DRobotics designs, manufactures, and sells.

Think of hardware as the brain, eyes, ears, etc.

Almost any mobile machine can be transformed into a robot, by simply integrating a small hardware package into it.
Pixhawk autopilot

Firmware– The “skill set” code running on the hardware, which configures it for the kind of vehicle you’ve put it in. You choose the firmware and vehicle that match your mission: Plane,CopterRover

The choice is yours — one autopilot for any mission. An easy firmware update is all it takes to repurpose your hardware into a different role.

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Software– Your interface to the hardware.

Initial set-up, configuration, and testing. Mission-planning/operation, and post-mission analysis.

Point-and-click intuitive interaction with your hardware, or advanced custom scripting for niche mission profiles. Options are everything with ArduPilot.

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Community– This is what really sets ArduPilot apart from the closed-source offerings in the market.

A constantly evolving repository of knowledge and innovation. The DIY Drones community provides the life-source and inspiration for ArduPilot. A comprehensive list of features that are continually born from the needs of the community.

 

 

Features:


 

  • Point-and-click programming/configuration gets you up and operating without hassle
  • Multiple command modes: Acro, Stabilize, Loiter, Alt-hold, Return To Launchpoint, Land, Simple, Guided, Position, Circle, Follow Me, GeoFence, and Auto (which runs fully scripted missions using GPS waypoints)
  • Failsafe programming options bring peace of mind in the event of lost control signal or low battery conditions

 

  • Three Axis camera control and stabilization, shutter control, live video link with programmable on-screen-display
  • Data transceivers allow real-time telemetry and control between your ground station computer and APM, including joystick control options
  • Full data logging provides comprehensive post mission analysis, with graphing and Google Earth mapping tools
  • No dead ends — Advanced users will find endless options for customization and expanded mission capabilities