YKS Upgraded Arduino APM 2, Excellent flight controller

Right after a dozen flights and just one crash still working perfectly. Gps input and telemetry output and facts logging do the job as expected. Utilized for 450 mm quadcopter that is incredibly stable.

Excellent flight controller. Paired with a ublox gps i am in a position to fly with complete self-assurance that my uav will return household securely. It is tough far too, as i have crashed the heck out of it, and it keeps on truckin.

The only factor you have to keep in mind that you can only have just one electric power resource or the board will limited out. So if you are applying the usb disconnect any power supply to board before connecting.

I purchased this board to swap the do-it-yourself arduino+mpu6050 mix i tried using and identified this to be lots of periods improved. The board syncs up with mission planner with out difficulty, the default pid’s worked terrific, the vibration mounts worked great. The anti vibration mount required to be mounted forty five degress offset on my f450 clone, but the holes lined up correctly. If you have the dji unique, it appears to be like as nevertheless the major board is different and has less holes than my clone, so ymmv. This item arrived in fewer than 2 days with key shipping, and was a breeze to set up. Significantly superior than battling by the multiwii ui. I was out flying this the working day just after i obtained it. The board has no difficulties, all sensor worked correctly, and the magnetometer was very straightforward to get set up soon after viewing a youtube online video on it. I would endorse this to any person wanting to up grade from a ‘budget’ flight controller. I did not get the gps increase-on but i am taking into consideration getting it so i could fly with gps lock in addition to altitude lock when executing aerial images.

Worked terrific right until i burnt out the usb port with opinions voltage.

Works as expected and good rate. Replaced my cx-20 flight controller with this considering that cx20 controller unsuccessful. Fantastic replacement and now employing it to develop a tri-coptor.

This apm linked appropriate up with mission planner. I like the created in shock legs and the leds in this 1 are brighter than my other apm 2.

Key specs for YKS Upgraded Arduino APM 2.8 Flight Controller Board built-in Compass w/ Shock Absorber for RC Quadcopter:

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  • APM2.8 Flight Controller, APM2.5 2.6 Upgraded version,newest APM version.
  • Includes 3-axis gyro, accelerometer and magnetometer, along with a high-performance barometer. Barometric pressure sensor upgraded to MS5611-01BA03, from Measurement Specialties.
  • 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.
  • Atmel’s ATMEGA2560 and ATMEGA32U-2 chips for processing and usb functions respectively.

Comments from buyers

“Great Flight Controller for Aerial Photography
, Excellent flight controller
, Works well. Seems durable.

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YKS Upgraded Arduino APM 2.8 Flight Controller Board built-in Compass w/ Shock Absorber for RC Quadcopter
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4.5 / 5  stars, based on  8  reviews

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  1. The only thing you have to keep in mind that you can only have one power source or the board will short out. So if you are using the usb disconnect any power source to board before connecting.
  2. This review is from : YKS Upgraded Arduino APM 2.8 Flight Controller Board built-in Compass w/ Shock Absorber for RC Quadcopter

    The only thing you have to keep in mind that you can only have one power source or the board will short out. So if you are using the usb disconnect any power source to board before connecting.
  3. This review is from : YKS Upgraded Arduino APM 2.8 Flight Controller Board built-in Compass w/ Shock Absorber for RC Quadcopter

    Worked great until i burnt out the usb port with feedback voltage.
      1. After a dozen flights and one crash still working well. Gps input and telemetry output and data logging work as expected. Used for 450 mm quadcopter that is very stable.
  4. This review is from : YKS Upgraded Arduino APM 2.8 Flight Controller Board built-in Compass w/ Shock Absorber for RC Quadcopter

    After a dozen flights and one crash still working well. Gps input and telemetry output and data logging work as expected. Used for 450 mm quadcopter that is very stable.
  5. This review is from : YKS Upgraded Arduino APM 2.8 Flight Controller Board built-in Compass w/ Shock Absorber for RC Quadcopter

    Works as expected and good price. Replaced my cx-20 flight controller with this since cx20 controller failed. Good replacement and now using it to build a tri-coptor.
    1. Works as expected and good price. Replaced my cx-20 flight controller with this since cx20 controller failed. Good replacement and now using it to build a tri-coptor.
  6. This review is from : YKS Upgraded Arduino APM 2.8 Flight Controller Board built-in Compass w/ Shock Absorber for RC Quadcopter

    Excellent flight controller. Paired with a ublox gps i am able to fly with full confidence that my uav will return home safely. It’s durable too, as i’ve crashed the heck out of it, and it keeps on truckin.
  7. This review is from : YKS Upgraded Arduino APM 2.8 Flight Controller Board built-in Compass w/ Shock Absorber for RC Quadcopter

    Excellent flight controller. Paired with a ublox gps i am able to fly with full confidence that my uav will return home safely. It’s durable too, as i’ve crashed the heck out of it, and it keeps on truckin.
    1. I bought this board to replace the diy arduino+mpu6050 combination i tried and found this to be many times better. The board syncs up with mission planner without issue, the default pid’s worked great, the vibration mounts worked great. The anti vibration mount needed to be mounted 45 degress offset on my f450 clone, but the holes lined up perfectly. If you have the dji original, it looks as though the top board is different and has fewer holes than my clone, so ymmv. This item arrived in less than 2 days with prime shipping, and was a breeze to set up. Much better than struggling through the multiwii ui. I was out flying this the day after i got it. The board has no issues, all sensor worked properly, and the magnetometer was very easy to get setup after watching a youtube video on it. I would recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade from a “budget” flight controller. I did not buy the gps add-on but i am considering buying it so i could fly with gps lock in addition to altitude lock when doing aerial photography.
  8. This review is from : YKS Upgraded Arduino APM 2.8 Flight Controller Board built-in Compass w/ Shock Absorber for RC Quadcopter

    I bought this board to replace the diy arduino+mpu6050 combination i tried and found this to be many times better. The board syncs up with mission planner without issue, the default pid’s worked great, the vibration mounts worked great. The anti vibration mount needed to be mounted 45 degress offset on my f450 clone, but the holes lined up perfectly. If you have the dji original, it looks as though the top board is different and has fewer holes than my clone, so ymmv. This item arrived in less than 2 days with prime shipping, and was a breeze to set up. Much better than struggling through the multiwii ui. I was out flying this the day after i got it. The board has no issues, all sensor worked properly, and the magnetometer was very easy to get setup after watching a youtube video on it. I would recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade from a “budget” flight controller. I did not buy the gps add-on but i am considering buying it so i could fly with gps lock in addition to altitude lock when doing aerial photography.
  9. This review is from : YKS Upgraded Arduino APM 2.8 Flight Controller Board built-in Compass w/ Shock Absorber for RC Quadcopter

    This apm connected right up with mission planner. I like the built in shock legs and the leds in this one are brighter than my other apm 2.
  10. This review is from : YKS Upgraded Arduino APM 2.8 Flight Controller Board built-in Compass w/ Shock Absorber for RC Quadcopter

    This apm connected right up with mission planner. I like the built in shock legs and the leds in this one are brighter than my other apm 2.
  11. This review is from : YKS Upgraded Arduino APM 2.8 Flight Controller Board built-in Compass w/ Shock Absorber for RC Quadcopter

    The controller will not work with windows. It power thru usb, but not indentified in device manager. Will have to return it, along with a apm 2.
    1. The controller will not work with windows. It power thru usb, but not indentified in device manager. Will have to return it, along with a apm 2.

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