Latest version of software 2.5
All seemed to set up ok. the motors arm and respond to the rc when connected to a lipo but when I go into the mission planner it says no gps is connected the mediatek is connected to the board but I never get a flashing red light on the apm also when I tilt or move the apm I don't get any response in "flight data" in mission planner.
Any help appreciated !
Which port have you connected the GPS to Christopher, the one on the Red board or the one on the Blue board? If it's the Blue one you have connected to, try the Red one.....
Let us know how you get on :)
Hi Martin its on the bottom one, red board
That's a good start.... i have had a lot of people connect to the top boards.... :(
Are you seeing a flashing blue light on the GPS?
Do you have the connection to mission planner? Baud Rate?
I can see the flashing blue light on the apm but the red light doesn't flash for the GPS I can arm he motors and spin them. but can't see any response when I tilt the apm in the flight data section of mission planner
This is a problem because the latest code won't fit. I mean you can shoehorn it on there by compiling from source with the flags set for 1280, but you are really in a bad way. I strongly recommend you spend the $65 and replace the red board with a newer 2560 so that you can update the code and run the latest.
Besides that, now that you said the sensors don't seem to be working, have you verified all the connections between the oilpan (blue board) and the red board? There are many headers, maybe you missed one or two?
Thats good to know, could I use an older version of code that would fit till I get a new board and which would be the best version and how would I load it through the mission planner.
The best version is the latest version 2.5.5, and I "think" again using Arduino IDE, you can make it fit from source on a 1280, but with a 2560, it will just update through mission planner normally.
It's covered in the manual http://code.google.com/p/arducopter/wiki/AC2Installation2
at the bottom is the link for Arduino.
That's the how.
Further, since you seem to have a sensor problem:
the actual tests using the command line
Basically, just follow the manual, hopefully that should get you started.
All the pins seem to be connected properly