New Project - Skywalker FPV - UAV - Part 1- Introduction

New Project.
Fully Autonomous UAV - FPV
 Using Sky Walker Platform & APM 2.6.
APM 2.6
  • APM 2.6 is a revision of the APM that makes use of an external compass.
  • The APM 2.6 has no on board compass, and is optimized for vehicles where the compass should be placed as far from power and motor sources as possible to avoid magnetic interference.
  • APM 2.6 is designed to be used with the 3DR GPS uBlox LEA-6 with Compass module.
  • The GPS/Compass module may be mounted further from noise sources than the APM itself.
  • APM 2.6 requires a GPS unit with an on board compass for full autonomy.
  • For information on installing a 3DR GPS uBlox LEA-6 with Compass, visit .




  • I will be updating the posts as I progress with the project.

Next - Part 2, System Components.