Saturday, February 19, 2011


Got a box with the Ardupilot Mega (APM) today along with the GPS, IMU shield (sensor board), and 2.4GHz Futaba 7C radio.  The two boards required being soldered together. Once that was finished I linked the 7C and the RC receiver together and connected them to the APM.  The receiver was not powered by the APM when it was plugged into the computer so I had to build a battery pack for it out of three C batteries glued together with wires soldered on the ends.  This enabled me to setup the APM after it had its 1.0 code uploaded to it.  Now I just need the plane and servos.

Inside the box:  Ardupilot Mega: red board, IMU shield: blue board, GPS: small white/blue chip, headder pins and servo cables.

Boards soldered together, receiver hooked up and GPS plugged in.