glenn ford: you might never have used it but, how different is the setup from this and
the cheaper clone from hobbyking, the HKPilot mega 2.5? its suppose to be
copied off the ardu and even uses the same software so ive read
Ahmed Abdu: Very good detailed video. I just ordered for my 2.6 board after watching
your post. However I will like to use fpv on this board. I will also buy
the telemetry. Kindly tell me what I will need for fpv with this board.
cristian paringit: I want to use it on x4 quad but i can only see +4 on the firmware
bello770: Excellent Tutorial, Thanks...! I’ll be setting up my X900 Tricopter with
this flight control system. Have the KK 2.1 and works Great and is a lot of
fun to Fly, just cant let it get out to far with out the dreaded lost
aircraft. Working on my 2nd Tricopter Build for long Flight times and this
Flight control system should work great. Thanks Again.
stupid corner: what a great video...clear & precise :D
Just Laugh: instead show us the link why you don't put in video "description"؟
jay ish: Hello were can i buy this apm 2.5 with case?
chris Wildey: My version of Mission Planner hasnt got a "Firmware" button, so I cant see
how to select what you will be flying.
good video thank
but could you pas me your pid loiter for a x450
covertops2011: Ok, I went to download the software, I went here (
ArduPPM_v2.3.16_ATMega32U2.hex) for the download, now, when I went to open
the file, it was a text document, I did NOT get the Mission Planner
Software, where is that located?
75echo: Hello Rudy, the Ardupilot is the hardware itself. Arducopter is the
software you install on it for multirotors and it can be used in a
Hexacopter. Arduplane is the software for planes and Ardurover is the
software if you want to use it for an RC car. This is explained at 2:40 in
Rudy Herijanto: Dear Sir.. Introduce me rudy, I am a beginner in terms Multicopter. I am
confused about the term ardupilot, arducopter, arduplane. is ardupilot can
used for hexacopter? because I had already bought ardupilot, whereas I
actually to build a hexacopter. maybe you can little explain the difference
of both? thank you best regards
75echo: Not really the limits you have are the limitations posed by your battery
flight time, many modern 2.4ghz transmitters have a range further than the
human eye but i have set my APM2.5 to 'return to home' if it goes out of
range of the transmitter.
Rafael Lofo: Very nice vid! i wanted to know if there a range limit when you set the
autonomous mode... Thanks!
75echo: I can not see any reason why not . However you jumper setup must be
correctly configured, see my video on the APM 2.5 power setup on my channel
to explain things better.
Nayan Chhaniyara: Dear Sir, I have owned HKpilot MEGA 2.5 but i have Turnigy Plush 40A ESC
Linear BEC with 3A 5V output. can i power my HK pilot from it? Thanks and
75echo: It should work, even though i have not owned the HK version myself, i hear
it is a clone of the APM2.5 so this guide should apply too.
RonALampman: Great tutorial. I only hope it works with my HKPilot. I was told it does
but will just have to see when it arrives. The features on this board are
great for camera work thta I intend to use it for. All the best and Happy
Tov Kramprud: do you have windows XP
Tov Kramprud: my brother have windows 8
Avacenna: Hey, Ive got a weird problem with my board. I arm it, then I give it
throttle- no problem. BUT THEN when I put the throttle back to zero the
board automatically DISARMS ITSELF (the red led starts flashing again). Can
you think of anything??
M.P. L.: qgroundcontrol runs fine on osx btw. the best hardware to run windows on is
still a macbook pro:
MrTimsvids: Very Useful, Thanks
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.
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.
Ronnie Bennett: Even I could follow this, thanks.
Lucas Ault: THANKS
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!
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.
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
Ravi Kiran: Bro, windows xp in 2013 ? Chinese will hack your crap
mewrongway: Great Video, Thanks for your help!! :o)
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'? HD
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.
elsinidentidad: Is the IMU included on the PCB board??
gauthamtu: Thank u sir.. its very useful to me
James VanWinkle: Nicely done. Very easy to follow and I can't wait for more. Thanks for
taking the time to do this.
Rushan Bashir: Can you please tell me which type of transmitters are compatible with APM
1.0 or APM 2.5?
David Rhodes: A good understandable video more please :)
Tommy Chheng: i was able to use virtualbox(free) with win xp successfully to run mission
CaallMeeMrrD: what kind of GPS you have? and where do you get it?
alpha001ful: When you have to fly an aeroplane, we cannot supply power to ardupilot
using USB. How are you planning to do it ?
Hoggdoc: Is there a version of Mission Planner that works on APPLE OSX?
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?
75echo: yes, everything is within the casing and only the power module and optional
3D radio is external.
Michael Tsang: Excellent...Thank you for the guide :)
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 .
Will G: thanks your video helped me setup my apm 2.5
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.
Andersson Beccari: Excellent , congratulatios. Where can I find the second video? Many thanks.