I have just had my first ardupilot delivered with the ground station. I have built the ground station without any problems and programed it with my FTDI cable. I then went on to the arduPilot itself.
I have built it without any problems, however when I come to programming it it does not respond with the following errors:
avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51
I have checked the pin connections and they check out with a meter. I am assuming my FTDI cable and driver is fine as I programed the ground station. I have noticed that the reset button on the shield board does not have any effect on the ArduPilot and the LED's on the autopilot flash rapidly when powered. The reset button on the pilot itself does reset the board,I assumed the two would have the same effect. Are these two faults related? is this pointing to a corrupted bootloader?
Thanks for any help.
Its the reset button not having any effect