75echo: yes, everything is within the casing and only the power module and optional 3D radio is external.
elsinidentidad: Is the IMU included on the PCB board??
Lucas Ault: THANKS
the1realanalogman: Outstanding tutorial!
Will G: thanks your video helped me setup my apm 2.5
mewrongway: Great Video, Thanks for your help!! :o)
alpha001ful: When you have to fly an aeroplane, we cannot supply power to ardupilot using USB. How are you planning to do it ?
alpha001ful: How do I know how much board-rate should I choose ? By default , mine is 111100. It is the latest APM 2.5 + , the apm-2-5-kit from 3 D Robotics . My mission planner is the latest version, 1.2.62. Your page is told old now and it redirects us to the new page.
75echo: Thanks for you comments , unfortunately i have no personal experience with arduino IDE . if you post this question on the arduino forums on the internet i am sure that someone with firsthand experience will help you.
alpha001ful: Thank you so much for the video. I don't know how much to thank you. Can i run this Ardupilot using arduino IDE ? If so, where can i look for similar instructions ? How can i get the codes that read all the GPS, magnetometers etc that are embedded in Ardupilot ? To put it in a single sentence, i just wanted to fly a single ducted fan. It is neither an aeroplane, copter or anything given in the mission planner .
Erik Hartmann: it appears that your gps is still blinking and does not show a fixed blue led indicating gps lock. Is it possible that your location being properly shown in the mission planner is really a red herring, and is just indicating the position of your wifi-triangulated home?
James VanWinkle: Nicely done. Very easy to follow and I can't wait for more. Thanks for taking the time to do this.
mickelmaxor: i connected my GPS 1575R-A but its red LED keeps flashing without getting a lock ? i heard that the pin configuration in the board are wrong ?? what should i do
Tommy Chheng: i was able to use virtualbox(free) with win xp successfully to run mission planner.
lespaul85: all firmwares will work with hexa-x mode. Just upload the hexa firmware and then when going through the configs, select x mode. very simple when you do it.
75echo: GPS Ublox LEA 6 H
Purchased from 'unmannedtech' in the UK
CaallMeeMrrD: what kind of GPS you have? and where do you get it?
Ronnie Bennett: Even I could follow this, thanks.
Hoggdoc: Great video, but I noticed that the only Hexa supported was in the + mode. I fly my quad and hexa in the X mode. Do you know if there is firmware for X mode quads and hexas'?
Ravi Kiran: Bro, windows xp in 2013 ? Chinese will hack your crap
M.P. L.: qgroundcontrol runs fine on osx
btw. the best hardware to run windows on is still a macbook pro:
75echo: as far as i know the flight controller will accept any of the moderen radio systems. i do know for sure that the Futaba, Spectrum and Turnigy series work on it.
Rushan Bashir: Can you please tell me which type of transmitters are compatible with APM 1.0 or APM 2.5?
75echo: I know some people run Mission planner on Mac computers running Windows 7 but they have reported mixed results maybe it is related to the fact that Apple as you know does not like open source stuff . I would advice a cheap netbook with an Atom processor, they cost very little on amazon or ebay.
Hoggdoc: Is there a version of Mission Planner that works on APPLE OSX?
MrTimsvids: Very Useful, Thanks
gauthamtu: Thank u sir.. its very useful to me
christophertelford: Very useful - thanks for posting.
Manuel Illueca: Great!! Mine its working perfectly!
Michael Tsang: Excellent...Thank you for the guide :)
David Rhodes: A good understandable video more please :)
75echo: The usb connection to your APM2.5 supplies enough power for it to work while connected to the laptop . You need to make sure that you select the correct COM port in the mission planner before you click on CONNECT. Check your laptop device manager where the APM is recognized and see what COM port it is assigned. Open your Mission Planner and at the upper right hand corner select the correct COM port and change the baud rate to 115200 . then click CONNECT ,it should connect after this.
Huan Wang: Nice video! I have a question now. I plugged the GPS into the APM2.5 board and then plugged the APM2.5 into the laptop. It was recognized by the device manager, but cannot be recognized by Mission Planner. I uploaded the firmware(Arduplane V2.70) first and clicked the icon of "connect".
A window popped up and said: No Heatbeat Packets Received. I supposed to see the change of the parameters on the screen. But it did not. Do I need to provide a separate 5V power supply to the APM? Thank you!
philipeagles: An excellent explanation. Thanks for the video.
Andersson Beccari: Hello, I tryied to find the second video but I couldnt. Could you send me the link?
Andersson Beccari: Excellent , congratulatios. Where can I find the second video? Many thanks.
Gary Collins: Excellent work very well done
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