I have an Ardupilot mega with a Locosys GPS module. I have have gone through all the steps in Chris Anderson's tutorial setting the GPS to a baudrate of 38400 and all working in realterminal.
I am unable to get the GPS to work with Ardupilot Mega. I have checked the output from the Terminal in the mission planning software and all i get is garbage. Has anyone any suggestions
I don't think anyone has a tried a Locosys for a few years. (That tutorial was for the legacy ArduPilot, now discontinued.)
APM should support most GPS modules in NMEA mode, however (although it's slow and inefficient). You should be able to test if your module is in the right mode with the GPS_NMEA_test code in the Libraries/AP_GPS/Examples folder
The output in the MP terminal is binary MAVlink. It's not supposed to be human readable.
Nor sure I can offer any help beyond that. I don't even have one of those modules anymore.
What BaudRate shoud I have the gps module set to??
This is the module i have which bought new 2 weeks ago??
There are countless GPS modules out there for sale, some new, some old. We only natively support the ones listed here. You're free to try others, and that's why we have NMEA code included, but we can only offer help for the ones the dev teams use and test themselves, which are on the list of supported equipment.
Thanks Chris I will have a go at he test code
I got the module working.
Basically the module is running too fast. I changed the following line in the tutorial
$PMTK314,0,1,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0*28 I changed it to
Hope this is useful to someone