Today during the trial when i switched the Lipo on my hexa jdrones Arducopter, just after some seconds My Mission planner showed voltage less than 8.0 volts though i had plugged in my fully charged Lipo. I disconnected the Xbee Mission planner, took the battery connections out, checked with the multimeter. It was showing ~12 volts i replugged in the lipo but since then my Xbee transmitter (i.e. on the aircraft side) is not showing its led ON. When i try to connect it using mission planner, time out occurs. I flew the mission after it manually without the aid of mission planner (Xbee) and the mission ran through the normal lipo time. What might have gone wrong? Why my Xbee 2.4 GHz on Aircraft side is not working.
Let me explain the case again , may be i can solve it in my location.
I am using xbees to transmit data from my aerial platform to ground. Te platform uses 6000 mAh lipo. At the aerial platform i am using 2.4 GHz XBee-PRO RF Module Whip Antenna S1(http://www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk/XBee-PRO-RF-Module-Whip-Antenna-...) mounted on XtreamBee Board (http://www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk/XtreamBee-Board-p/tel-xbee.htm). This is connected to an autopilot board. Now during the mission the Lipo gives a spark, when i changed the lipo and plugged in the new one the leds on the xbee don't get ON. I dismounted the 2.4 GHz XBee-PRO RF Module Whip Antenna S1 and plugged it in to the XtreamBee USB Adapter Board (http://www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk/XtreamBee-USB-Adapter-p/tel-xbee...) to unbrick it. But the xbee pro rf module heats up and dont get unbricked. Some days later i again had the same issue with the 2.4 GHz XBee-PRO RF Module RPSMA S1 (http://www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk/XBee-PRO-RF-Module-RPSMA-S1-p/xb...) mounted on the XtreamBee Board (http://www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk/XtreamBee-Board-p/tel-xbee.htm) on the aircraft side. Now where can i get the schematic of the xbees so that if a component needs to be replaced i may do it at my location. More importantly what is causing all this? because i am now sure that if i plug in a new Xbee i may get the same problem. Please help.
Is it due to not switching to SLAVE mode on the XtreamBee Board while connected to APM. As discussed in http://www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk/XtreamBee-Board-p/tel-xbee.htm