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.


USB Connection to APM Autopilot


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.