I have the Arducopter 2.0 Quad and are currently trying to get the Xbees to talk to the Ardupilot Mega Mission planner.
I have run the test code and can get the Xbees to send "Port 0" over the link.
However, I have hit a wall and do not know how to get the Mission Planner set up or even to load. I am stuck, and would just like to reset everything before I mess up anymore code.
Can you explain the problem a little better? What are you doing in MP to connect the Xbee, and what is not working?
Two quick tips:
1. You have to determine which COM port your Xbee is operating on with your particular computer, and you must use the pick-box at the top-right corner of MP to select that port.
2. You must set the Baud rate for the communications at 57,000. Then try connecting, and if it doesn't work, I'd say your problem is outside of MP.
Sorry I was being Vauge. Here is what does work:
I have already set the Xbees to 57600 Baud with the X-CTU by Digi. I used Arduino 1.0 to upload a sketch to the APM(?) that initilizes the serial ports at 56700 baud and then outputs "Port 0" through the telemetry port down to the computer (to test to see if the connection is being made).
When I start the MP, the command prompt window displays "Port 0" on a loop (as I have programmed it to). This means that the Xbees are sending down data.
What I don't know is my next step. I want to have the telemetry data through the MP, but I have hit a wall. Mainly, because I have very little software experience. I need to "connect" MP to the APM through the Xbees but I haven't found a guide that didn't just say, "click the button."
Is there any software I need to upload to get the telemetry data down, and if so where can I find it?