I have a question about the ability to use APM Planner coupled with ArduStation for antenna tracking. Actually i want to try the new 3DR radios instead of XBEEs.
I tried different settings in "Antenna Tracker" options section in the APM Planner but nothing happens when i connect to ArduStation.
My ardustation has "Ardustation2_APM_ACM_2.0.13" firmware onboard.
APM Planner version 1.1.75 mav 0.9.
Pardon, not "DRX" but "DTX". http://diydrones.com/xn/detail/705844:Comment:882141
Ok, all re-flashed. ardustation comms are good, all data and parameters downloading ok.
whenever i go to connect with mission planner the ardustation resets. but something must be getting through because the data comes up on the HUD and the map goes to the right spot.
MP eventually times out and says "connect failed" timeout on read - getParamList 05
also resets when i connect the usb cable
If i click on the terminal in MP i see the data coming
hm, then maybe try disabling "Set RTS on close" in advanced settings for comport in windows device manager. But don't forget to set it again before any reflashing procedures.
makes no difference, still resets
sounds very strange...
Have you tried lowering the baudrate a bit?
or maybe there is some bug in 2.0.14 version.. my station still works on 2.0.13...
Try downgrading baudrate to 38400
For Ardustation set '#define SERIAL_BAUD 38400' in the main file.
For ArduPlane set '#define SERIAL3_BAUD 38400' in the APM_Config.h file.
Also don't forget to configure XBees for 38400 via X-CTU.
sounds like a job for the weekend!
just been looking through the ardustation code to try and get my head around it.
I do have another xbee set up and working, but i want to use a 900mhz panel antenna on the antenna tracker and have the data in MP.
yeah i plan to do the same but with 3DRs )))
Hi! Nice things you are doing here.
If I want to use the Ardustation for Antennatracking only (with Missionplanner), i have to connect TX from 3DR module to the 2nd pin of XBee socket on Ardustation. Do not connect RX. Then it works for me.
I put RX (to 3nd pin of the XBee-Socket) on a switch and with closed switch (without Mission Planner/3DR-Radio on PC OFF!!) i can receive and change parameters. All without RESET (2.0.14 on Ardustation)