Attempted to update firmware last night via the current version of the Mission Planner, but repeatedly received the following error:
"Failed to download new firmware: Exception of type ‘System.Exception’ was thrown"
Turned off the Windows 7 firewall and virus checker, resulting in the same error.
I am loading an APM and oil pan that was purchased around last Xmas time. In March, I loaded firmware via the Arduino IDE to verify that the two boards worked (they did!). Just received the 3DR frame and am now trying to load the current software.
Any help would be much appreciated.
What version of Mission Planner do you use? Try to update to the latest one firstly.
btw, have you tried to upload via Arduino recently?
Downloaded v1.0.85 last night - I presume thats the current one.
BTW - the Flight Data feature in the planner works fine with the old software load, if that helps.
And no, I have not tried to download the software via the IDE yet - was hoping to get the planner to do it since its so much easier. Will try to download via the IDE tonight.
Yes, 1.085 is the latest one.
Have you set a tick "Set RTS on close" in advanced COM port settings on your pc?
yes I did.
Has anyone ever seen that not so descriptive error message in conjunction with downloading (to the PC) and uploading (to the APM) the firmware?
there are a couple of reason why this could be failing
1. cant write to firmware.hex, in the planner directory
2. some google local cacheing issue. (does happen)
and thats realy about it.
can you try say the hil firmware to test?
Michael, I got it working. Thank you.
# 1 was the clue.
I re-downloaded the Mission Planner folder to the C drive and all works now.
I forgot to mention the root cause of my problem, which may be helpful to others.
When downloading the folder of APM Mission Planner files, the file firmware.hex file was set with a Windows 7 security flag called "Security: This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer". I needed to unblock the file under the file’s properties to get Mission Planner to work.
Thanks again for the clue.
your error is diffrent. IT failed trying to download the eeprom. i would check your cabaling/ makesure its not browning out. ie unplug servos
check also you have the rts setting set
rts is set on close, its been working for an year now, it worked last week, i have two ardupilots, one of them worked last week, and I uploaded the arduplane code, now both of them don't work...
and i dont have any servos connected..could it be some sort of windows issue?
I am getting the following error when attempting to update my APM using the mission planner. Any suggestions please?
are you behind a proxy? the error is because the planner could not download the firmware file for some reason.