has a mac option - i thought this would work but am only a newby - thanks Chris. I might be a newby but i know a guru when i see one so thanks again - not just for this response but for everything you've given to this new way of seeing. It was your open mike presentation on youtube that got me into this in the first place. (the UAV one circa 2-3 years ago) ps - i'm now broke
The version with the CLI is working now if you know how to use SVN, but we haven't documented it, fully tested it or otherwise supported it for public use. So you don't recommend that you use it yet, and we can't offer support until public release.
We're probably looking at a couple weeks before public release, with full documentation.
to be honest Chris i don't know what SVN is. I am a press photographer and have pursued my FPV with that alone in mind. I just want to flick a switch and then trigger a shutter in order to take photographs from the sky. I have spent close to 2 years building planes with RVOSD and still haven't succeeded in my cause because i have been too careful. Autopilot has killed everything i've attached it to. Now i just want something to stick in the air - 20 metres would be fine, and my work here is done. I've spent over $8,000 australian bucks on this endeavour and have waded through internet page after page, deeper and deeper into shit i don't understand and frankly will never understand. I just want a platform that says yes when i ask it to do a job - and don't have to be Einstein to make it work.
I hear you. Wait a few weeks and all should be a lot easier.
BTW, if you want to use a plane rather than a quad for now, ArduPilotMega is rock solid and pretty easy to use. But triggering cameras automatically as part of a mission plan still takes a little tweaking.
Thanks Chris but i have spent too much time with RVOSD to switch now - especially with Arducopter arrival. I am close to sorting autopilot with planes - just need to fly more than 2 mistakes high. I'll put the quad in the back room and wait for a mac compatible configurator. I don't want this bird sinking any time soon. ta Rich
Hi again Chris- instead of waiting, I had use of a laptop with Windows XP - still no go! this is the issue:
I downloaded V2.5 and the update version 2.6 of Configurator an can not connect my Arducopter. There is no choice to connect using USB in the communication port drop down box. I have also downoaded Arduino version 18 (as I'd read that V21 had issues). When I plug in the USB to connect my Arducopter to the laptop, I get the standard windows msg that it'd found new hardware and prompted me to install the drivers. I downloaded the drivers and the computer is not recognising them.
In addition, I changed the communication port from COM to LPT, and now I can't get the COM port back as a choice in the drop down menu - my only choice is LPT1. (tried refreshing, rebooting etc.) Many hours of trying to fix these issues to no avail.
hi there again. I have just downloaded the correct configurator as you suggested, however still the same issues with the USB - does this mean I need to download the LabView software drivers (and pay for them) to make this work or is there an alternative?
Chris, the links I see on the repository web page are: Arduino IDE, ArduCopter Alpha RC1, ArduCopter Configurator and at the bottom of the page there is this "If you're not already using LabVIEW software drivers on your computer, you'll need to download and install this runtime and this National Instruments VISA driver".