Site Logo



Specialist in Multirotor Tech & FPV Equipment

We ship worldwide - Same day shipping on all orders placed before 4pm - FREE delivery on UK orders over £99 <1kg*

ArduPilot APM 2.8 Flight Control Board with Case

ArduPilot APM 2.8 Flight Control Board with Case - Side Pins


This amazing flight controller allows the user to turn any fixed wing, rotary wing, or multi-rotor vehicle (even boats and cars) into a fully autonomous vehicle, capable of performing a wide range of tasks, even programmed GPS missions with waypoints (with the optional GPS module).

Various user interfaces are available for programing, reviewing logs, even some Apps for smart phones and tablets. The optional MAVLink telemetry radio allows for two way radio communication giving you full control and provides live data back to your computer or tablet. The list of what this flight controller is capable of has quickly been surpassed by what it cannot, with features, flight modes and supported platforms. The Ardupilot mega or “APM”, started as an open source project from 3DR robotics and has since been supported by thousands of users pushing this flight controller to be one of the best systems available.

This 2.8 revision of the board is exactly the same as the APM 2.6, however it allows you the option to select between use of the built in compass, or external compass via a jumper. For multorotor use it's best to use an external GPS/Compass module (jumper removed) which can be mounted away from sources of magnetic interference.

What can the APM Board Control?


  • Arduino Compatible.
  • Includes 3-axis gyro, accelerometer and magnetometer, along with a high-performance barometer.
  • Onboard 4 MegaByte Dataflash chip for automatic datalogging.
  • 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.
  • Optional off-board GPS, Mediatek MT3329 V2 or uBlox LEA-6H module.
  • Atmel's ATMEGA2560 and ATMEGA32U-2 chips for processing and usb functions respectively.
  • Pre soldered header pins.


The APM 2.8 requires a GPS unit for full autonomy.


FREE Ground Control Stations / Software

QGroundControl Software Interface

ArduPilot APM 2.8 Flight Control Board with Case
ArduPilot APM 2.8 Flight Control Board with Case - Side Pins
  • Dimensions: 44x84x15mm (with case)
  • Weight: 34g (with case)


  • 1x ArduPilot APM 2.8 FC (Side Pins)
  • 1x Connection Cable
ArduPilot APM 2.8 Flight Control Board with Case - Vertical Pins
ArduPilot APM 2.8 Flight Control Board with Case - Vertical Pins
  • Dimensions: 44x70x15mm (with case)
  • Weight: 29g (with case)


  • 1x ArduPilot APM 2.8 FC (Vertical Pins)
  • 1x Connection Cable

None Available

Add new comment

Sorry, we don't currently have any product related advice for this item. For general tips, tutorials and help please check out our Multirotor Beginner's Guide. Alternatively feel free to ask us a question.

UK Express Shipping - Next Day Delivery on orders placed before 4pm

All information relating to shipping and delivery is stated here. Should you not find what you are looking for, please contact us.

Shipping costs are calculated once items have been placed in your basket during checkout. 

UK Postage: Here at Flying Tech we process orders Monday to Friday and pride ourselves on our quick turnaround of orders. If stocks levels allow, we aim to dispatch orders placed before 4PM the same day with Royal Mail. Our cut off time for courier delivery is earlier; orders must be placed by 1PM for next day delivery with DHL and 1PM for next day delivery with APC. A confirmation email will be sent when your order has been dispatched. If you wish to change your order, please contact us promptly, as we won't be able to make amendments once the order has been shipped.

We are partnered with several delivery companies including Royal Mail, DHL, APC and Parcel Force. If you have a special delivery requirement or would like to arrange a shop collection please contact us. For small low value orders our cheapest delivery service is Royal Mail First Class; this service aims to deliver the next working day including Saturdays and it can be sent recorded for extra peace of mind – please note this is not a guaranteed next day delivery or trackable service.

For a guaranteed next day delivery we recommend Royal Mail Special Delivery or one of our courier delivery options. Royal Mail Special Delivery will arrive by 1PM the next day and for an extra fee can be delivered on Saturdays. APC Overnight offers next day delivery with full tracking and a 2hr time slot pre-delivery text notification. DHL is a good option for larger consignments and remote locations such as Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. All high value orders are fully insured and will likely require a signature on delivery.

FREE shipping in the UK on orders over £99 (this is a signed for service and insured to a maximum of £40). Please note that the offer only applies to orders with a total weight under 1Kg and that a few products are exempt from the offer, such as LiPo batteries.

We Ship Worldwide

International Postage: We are based in the UK, but ship to most worldwide destinations. Postage rates are calculated by the weight and shipment location, the price is quoted during the checkout. Low value order can be sent by Air Mail, but are not insured. Higher value, heavy goods will be sent with DHL or an alternative courier. Orders shipped outside the UK may be subject to customs charges. These charges are additional to any delivery costs and will need to be paid by the recipient.

Flying Tech International Shipping with DHL Express

For our international customers who require a rapid delivery we off a DHL Express service. DHL Express offers NEXT DAY delivery to most European destinations* and a very fast delivery for countries further afield, generally 2-3 days. For country specific estimated transit times, please refer this download.

We reserve the right to modify, remove or add to any of these services at any time. We endeavour to ship all items as fast as possible. If you would like an alternative shipping arrangement to be made please contact us.

Our Delivery Partners:
Royal Mail DHL APC Deutsche Post Parcel Force

*Next day delivery is not guaranteed, it's a delivery aim.