Hello all. I’m new to this forum, with this being my first post. Please forgive my ignorance as I begin to bring myself back up to speed on this fascinating technology.
I was coming up the learning curve and doing a large hex build back in 2017 when I took a break from the build. I had test flown it with an original Pixhawk installed, but just prior to suspending my build, I had installed a Pixhawk 2 Cube Black w/Edison-Ready carrier board. I installed it, but never did a test flight with it.
I am diving back into things, and trying to educate myself on how much the tech has advanced in the last few years (WOW is an understatement). I understand the Cube Orange w/ADS-B carrier board is the new base/standard Cube autopilot, and I have ordered a set to replace the Cube Black set I currently have installed, but would like to know if I can still safely fly the original one I have in there now. It is an early enough model that it has “Pixhawk 2” etched on top of the Cube. I ask because I see a Safety Bulletin concerning Black Cubes purchased during a specific time window. This windows appears to be significantly later than when I bought mine in Sept 2017, but I am concerned I could be missing something somewhere. I realize components for this model are end-of-life now, but I am only really concerned for this unit’s functionality, and have no interest in replacing it with like product.
I am also not even sure if this hardware can run the current Ardupilot 4.x firmware.
Any help/guidance on the safe use of this older Cube Black would be appreciated.