It allows the user to turn any fixed, rotary wing or multirotor vehicle (even cars and boats) into a fully autonomous vehicle; capable of performing programmed GPS missions with waypoints.
This is designed to be used with the 3DR uBlox GPS with Compass so that the GPS/Compass unit can be mounted further from noise sources than APM itself.
It is capable of performing a wide range of tasks even programmed GPS missions with waypoints (with the optional GPS module). It is a full autopilot capable of autonomous stabilisation, way-point based navigation and two way telemetry with radio telemetry modules.
Includes 3-axis gyro, accelerometer and magnetometer, along with a high-performance barometer
Onboard 4 Mega Byte Data flash chip for automatic data logging
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.
Barometric pressure sensor upgraded to MS5611-01BA03, from Measurement Specialties.
Atmel's ATMEGA2560 and ATMEGA32U-2 chips for processing and USB functions respectively