I hope this is the right place to ask...
I just began building my hexacopter from 3D, and got to the step of connecting the APM2, installing the aircraft firmware and connecting to the Mission Planner.
Well, everything worked up to the connecting. The error message says:
"Mavlink 1.0 Heartbeat. Please upgrade your mission planner. This program is for Mavlink 0.9"
I go to the downloads page on code.google.com and download "MissionPlanner64-1.1.96.msi". Great - it's only two hours old. But after installing "MissionPlanner64-1.1.96.msi", I get the same Mavlink error.
Even though the msi filename implies Version 1.1.96, what gets installed is Version 1.1.92.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
In the folder where it installed you will find two executables, one with "10" in the name, one without. Run the one with 10 in the name (ArdupilotmegaPlanner10.exe)
Thanks, that fixed it. Kind of exciting to see my house in Google Maps and the APM orientation change as I move it around.
The copter icon is off by a hundred feet. Is there a calibrate function or will it eventually self-correct?
Ta Da!..... Thanks Andreas! That was frustrating
I have also found that the mission planner will fail to connect if you are already connected on your RX.
If the RX/TX lights lights are already blinking because the APM 2.5 is negotiating with the RX, then the Mavlink will not get a heartbeat.
if you turn of your TX and re-boot, your RX will fail to connect and not permit negotiation with the APM, thus the APM is free to TX/RX with the mission planner. Once you've connected over Mavlink you can turn on the TX and your in business.