Raspbian update and ArduCopter beta

Hi there!

We wanted to share with you some good news about the updates we’d been working on for a while.

Raspbian updates boil down to

  • Support for Raspberry Pi Camera v2.1 and a udev rule for rootless access to one
  • Ardupilot packages are on our servers from now on

Ardupilot upgrade is way easier now. There’s no need to install deb packages by hand. Upgrades will also be easier to handle.

> sudo apt-get install apm-navio2

The latter command will work out of the box. Take a look at this docs entry to get a hang of it!

Ardupilot beta:

ArduCopter 3.4-rc1 is out! Even though Navio 2 had been supported in upstream for a long time, this is a major milestone on the way for full Navio 2 support in a stable ArduCopter release. ArduPlane 3.5.0 and ArduRover 3.0 stable releases already support Navio 2.

RC1 includes a number of Navio 2 specific changes:

  • Different frequency on AUX PWM channels
  • 3 compasses are supported (including LSM9DS1 that is on the Navio 2 boards)
  • 16 RC Input channels are supported
  • Various safety enhancements
  • ADC channels work as expected

General ArduCopter 3.4 enhancements do apply of course. You can read through the changelog here.

We’re encouraging you to test ArduCopter 3.4-rc1 on your Navio and post your feedback on the community forum.

In order to upgrade, follow this docs entry.

Happy flying!