APM 2.8 Built-in Compass Straight pin
APM 2.8 requires a GPS unit for full autonomy. You can add additional extras to your AMP 2.8 board via the options above.
Using the built in compass
To use the built in compass simply connect the jumper as shown below. If the compass jumper is removed then the APM board will use the external compass which is best for multirotors with a GPS/compass module mounted externally.
POWERFUL GROUND CONTROL SOFTWARE
The downloadable mission planner software is what you use to configure and control your Ardupilot board, features include:
Point-and-click waypoint entry, using Google Maps.
So, select mission commands from drop-down menus
Download mission log files and analyze them
Configure APM settings for your airframe
Interface with a PC flight so, simulator so, to create a full hardware-in-the-loop UAV simulator.
See the output from APM’s serial terminal
WHAT CAN THE APM BOARD CONTROL?
so, The ArduPilot Mega board can control Planes, Copters and Rovers. All you need to do is load the appropriate software onto the board with a few clicks
So, Includes 3-axis gyro, accelerometer, along with a high-performance barometer.
Onboard 4 MegaByte So, Dataflash chip for automatic datalogging
Optional off-board GPS, uBlox LEA-6H module with Compass.
One of the first open source so, 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 so, and ATMEGA32U-2 chips for processing and usb functions respectively.