How do you start a "new" mission. I just flew a short test mission , then brought the plane down and loaded a new mission. I even had it read it back to me to be sure it was loaded, but when I went up and hit auto, it just wanted to come home.. Just like it was finishing the previous mission.
BTW, can I just load a new mission while it is loitering over head? that would be nice.
Do I have to reboot the APM2 each time? I don't think that is desirable, but it sure would not accept a mission even though the waypoints showed it did.
I even hit restart mission from the Flight screen while in the air, but this had no effect either.
thanks for any help
do you have 2 way telemetry?
in the action tab on the flight data tab, you can restart mission from there.
does not work for me.. I have tried that.
Can you tell me the correct sequence to load a new mission and run it? I tried loading a new mission and it accepted it, but would not run it..
I think I might have to reboot the APM? that is undesirable, but I just need to know if that is what I have to do..
Mack, I ran into this issue as well when making some test flights this weekend, seemed like the only way I could get it to do a new mission was to bring it down, reset the ardupilot, then re-write the new mission. I agree being able to upload a new mission with it loitering above would be fantastic.
if the first point in you mission is not a anvigation command the restart mission will nto work
so to get around this use the jump to wp option. the point you jump to must be of the navigation type
thanks, I am still struggling with getting either restart a mission to work , or just loading a new mission without having to actually remove power from the APM to reboot it.
I tried setting jump_to_wp as my first command, that did not work for me..
Can you give me an example of a simple mission that should be able to be restarted.. and is there any way to load a new mission while I am loitering over head and have it then run that mission? this is arduplane 2.5
There's an assumption that everyone has or uses telemetry and can thus perform a 'Mission Restart'. What if you don't have it or left it at home that day (as I did)?
I'm a big proponent of 'easy, simple, logical' operation so clearly the way to restart a mission - once complete and in loiter around home - must surely be to switch out of Auto and then back into Auto?
Graham, It doesn't work for me and I have telemetry.. I have tried everything I have been told but no joy. The only way I have been able to restart a mission ( or run a new mission for that matter), is to physically reset the the APM or actually un plug it and restart that way. I know this is not the intent of the programmers, but nothing else works on mine.. I have no clue why..
I don't have any advice for that RTL problem. I assume your "HOME" has been set before you fly right?
You can adjust the home by just dragging it on the screen. I would try dragging the home icon to a slightly different location where you are flying from, just to see if that affects it.
Thanks for the advice on the restarting missions.. I will try that!
I really want to be able to upload a new mission while the plane loiters overhead. I think there must be a way to do that, but so far I am not able... maybe what you suggest will work.
Finally got my bixler running with APM2.5 today, stoked :) I also have the same problem with loading new missions, I have to reboot. Has there been any updates on this issue of loading new missions without having to power-off then on for AUTO to work???
I forgot to try that last time.. I am now able to restart the currently loaded mission by first being in AUTO mode, then hitting the restart button in MP.. I would try to load a new mission while the plane loiters overhead, then which to AUTO then hit the restart button in MP and see if it flies the new mission.
I tried to reset the mission today and it just returned home when I reselected AUTO again. During all tries I switched out of auto than hit the reset. After reading some comments maybe I am suppose to leave it in AUTO and hit the reset – is this correct?
Say if the first point in a mission is a waypoint and the last point is unlimited loiter. Once it starts the loiter I just hit reset and it will head off to WP 1. Is that the way I am suppose to do it?
Too windy to test that theory now so I want to know the correct procedure when I go out to fly next time.