When I try to upload the HIL firmware for the arducopter quad(or any other firmware through mission planner), I receive this error:
Failed to get Firmware List: the 'meta' start tag on line 5 does not match the end tag of 'head'. Line 6, position 7
I have tried various versions of Mission Planner, but I always receive the same error.
I have an APM1, and my operating system is Windows XP. I have .net Framework 4 installed
The arducopter firmware can be uploaded through the relaxpatch of arduino without errors.
Is there a way to upload the simulation firmware through arduino directly instead of relying on the mission planner?
What could be causing this error?
I've noticed that code.google.com is flaking out today, I can load the downloads page, but and the base page, but the wiki page generates a 500 error more often than it is responding, for me, over the last hour.
* you can upload the simulation firmware. You just need to set the configuration file for HiL mode, compile and upload
However, I suspect the server may be having problems, I'd wait an hour or two and try again, before investigating further.
To change the configuration for HIL mode for arducopter so that I don't have to rely on the APM Mission Planner, I changed APM_config.h to:
#define HIL_MODE HIL_MODE_ATTITUDE
as shown in the wiki at http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/Xplane .
It compiles fine, but I want to make sure this will correctly invoke the HIL mode for arducopter. Is this all I need to change to upload the simulation firmware?
Thanks for your help!
yep, that'll do it