Connect Autopilot to APM Planner 2

For setup, to load a mission, and to view data, follow these instruction to connect your autopilot to APM Planner.

1 Connect autopilot

Connect the autopilot to your computer using a USB cable or a 3DR Radio. A 3DR Radio allows you to communicate with your vehicle in flight and provides more mobility during calibration.

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USB Connection to APM Autopilot

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Laptop Connection via TelemetryRadio

3 Disconnect when installing firmware

The autopilot must be unconnected to MavLink (showing the red disconnected icon) to install firmware. Otherwise you will receive the warning shown above.