ArduPlane 2.40 has now been released. Many thanks to everyone who gave flight test feedback on the beta release!
Note that ArduPlane now uses MAVLink 1.0, so you'll need to update your Mission Planner to the newer version, which supports that. You'll find it in the same directory as your current Mission Planner, in a file called ArduPilotMegaPlanner10.exe
For a list of feature changes, see the ArduPlane-2.40-beta announcement. Since the beta the following things have changed:
Many thanks Andrew Trigell! Can I call you Tridge?
Forget about us for a while..... and take care of You!
I would like to second this sentiment. Wishing you get well soon.
-The mount code is enabled by default now (the code that points the camera or antenna)
-The camera code is disabled by default (the code that triggers the camera shutter)
Updated instructions on how to use it are here:
I plan to do a proper demo video, but I'm still missing some features in the mission planner (mount mode selection, camera triggering, scriptable mount mode selection, scriptable moint point target and scriptable camera triggering)
Once these features are in place, and the weather allows it, I will do the video.
Congrats, Tridge, and just in time for the Sparkfun competition, where I know of several planes that will be flying this today!
There are two Mission Planner executables in the folder where it was installed. Take a peek in that folder, and you'll find one that ends with ArduPilotMegaPlanner10.exe or something similar... just run that version. Make a shortcut for that version so you can find it easier in the future. Let me know if you cannot find the file, and I'll boot up my winDoze box and give you the proper name, this is just from memory.
I had the same problem.
Mike, your solution is exactly correct.
You need a new Desktop shortcut to "ArduPilotMegaPlanner10.exe".
All good now.
I've just recently delved into ArduPlane. I'm intending to install it in the HK EPP FPV frame and would appreciate any guidance on tuning. I've heard it's similar to the Skywalker, but I don't know how the default parameters will work right off the bat. Does anyone know of some reasonable parameters to start with? Thanks!
If I were you, I'd go talk to Dieter see his plane and Yiangos Yiangou about his plane. You might also follow up with Espenthrondsen who was asking a similar question about this airframe just yesterday. I used the "search" feature at the top right, I'm sure if you dig around, you'll find even more folks that I did who are flying this airframe already.
And you might post a follow question at on this thread to find out who there has built to this airframe since January of last year, or you might post a new forum entry in the ArduPlane group asking who flies an HK EPP.
Thanks all for the tests!
I use manual level and since upgrading to 2.4 today I get the following error when trying to do level:
Failed to level: AP 2.32+ required. This is new and worked perfectly on 2.34.
Purple Dragon I got that message with 2.34. I ignored it and checked the Flight Data screen and personnaly I like the MANUAL_LEVEL set to a "1" after checks are good. Might be a bug there...
Hi all, I uploaded the 2.4 in my APM arduplane 1.0 2560, I've also loaded the file. param used in my skywalker. But something strange happens when I disconnect the battery and re-plug. PIDs return to their initial default confuguracion. configuration file .param disappears.
anyone knows why this happens?