I followed the instructions for "First Time APM Setup" for APM1 hardware as per this guide:
I am unable to see any attitude indication in the Artificial Horizon of APM Mission Planner when I move the APM1 hardware.The readings on "Raw Sensor Data" are 0.
However when I use the Mission Planner Terminal and perform a "test imu" I could see on the text console a variation of Roll, Pitch, from +10 to -10.
I am able to perform RC Setup and Calibration. I also loaded blixer,param.
I am using ArduPlane-2.34. I compiled and installed this code on the APM1 hardware using arduino-0100-relax-windows.zip. I am using MissionPlanner-1.1.87 on Windows 7.
I tried a lower version of the code ArduPlane-2.24. There was no response on the Attitude indicator as usual. Only the variations of Roll and Pitch the terminal imu test increased to +90 to -90.
I am stuck on this one. Please help me resolve this issue.
Are you connecting via MAVlink?
Thanks for the reply Chris.
I am using the connect button on the top right corner of APM Mission Planner. The APM1+IMU Shield hardware is connected to my PC through a USB cable. I am accessing the APM1 hardware over the FTDI COM Port option at a speed of 115200 bps. The connection is successful. I could configure my RC Controls limits over it.
I do not have a XBee transmitter / receiver connected.
To add to my reply Chris ... I guess the protocol is over USB COM Port is MAVLink? I am using it.
For testing I installed ArduCopter-2.5.4 on the same hardware with same setup. The Attitude indication on Artificial horizon works well. The Mission Planner Artificial Horizon in this case displays "Disarmed".
When I install ArduPlane the Artifical Horizon displays "Armed" and does not move. The raw sensor reading as I mentioned is always 0.
ArduPlane is what I want to work with,
Found the same problem listed on another thread ... but no solution
MissionPlanner-1.1.87 with APM1 + ArduPlane-2.34 = HUD (Attitude Indicator) Not Ok
MissionPlanner-1.1.87 with APM1 + ArduCopter-2.5.4 = HUD Ok
Wondering if there is a difference between ArduCopter and ArduPlane in the way the data from the APM1 is routed over the USB COM port to the Mission Planner.
Any ideas ... anyone?