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Mission Planner Latest Update - Geofence Breach Message

Started by Daniel Estes. Last reply by Lawrence Perry 2 hours ago. 17 Replies

I just updated Mission Planner and now I get a message "Geofence Breach".  I currently have the Geofence disabled.Is this a glitch in the update, or do I need to change a setting?Thanks.Continue

Tags: update, MP, Geofence, Breach, APM

APM 3.1.5 Hex Motor 6 not Starting

Started by Nate Volk. Last reply by Nate Volk 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

So, I'm building a new hex.  Got it all wired up, programmed the esc's, did all the calibration stuff.  Motor 6 won't start on the APM.  Feels like the brake is on.  Connected that motor directly to…Continue

Tags: motor, esc, apm, hexacopter, hex

PIXHawk RX power?

Started by agentremnant. Last reply by Robert Fenney yesterday. 5 Replies

None of my PXhawks power my RX. I am using a 5v BEC, but I would prefer not to add the weight and additional failure point. Is there a reason they don't natively power 5v?Continue

Optimize your vibration levels with unsuspected technique (thx Forrest Frantz for that)

Started by Hugues. Last reply by Greg Kosin on Tuesday. 295 Replies

I finally did the test of hard fixing the APM case to the frame, thus not having two separate masses with vibration dampening materials in between, as before (i.e. : frame/props on one side and APM…Continue

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Comment by Rob J on October 17, 2013 at 11:08am


I share your thoughts...each time I find a site like this, I go into major absorb mode.

Comment by hillary on October 16, 2013 at 11:31pm

new here,so happy

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 16, 2013 at 9:36am


Ardu may be a shortening of the word Arduino and used to indicate that the original Ardupilot used an Arduino Atmel processor, the 168/328.


TCIII ArduRover2 Developer

Comment by Adam Rivera on October 16, 2013 at 9:36am

@Rob J: Stands for Arduino, the family of boards that ArduCopter runs on. See:

Comment by Rob J on October 16, 2013 at 9:32am

Is Ardu an acronym?  I feel it must be, but can't find anything to explain it.  I just know I'll be sorry for asking this.

Comment by criro1999 on October 11, 2013 at 10:05am

They change the folder from "APM Planner" to the new folder "Mission Planner". I have the same errors when I did the upgrade. More than that, all my cash maps are not more working even I do copy the cash map folder from one location to other.

At least we should be informed about those modification.

Comment by John McGrath on October 10, 2013 at 4:34pm

@BrianStott  Hey good work thanks I just didn't have the time today to look at what was going on.. Appreciate that info and it does work.

Comment by Brian Stott on October 10, 2013 at 1:17pm

Oooppsss! "ArdupilotMegaPlanner10.exe"

Comment by Brian Stott on October 10, 2013 at 1:15pm

Upgrade errors out? 1.2.81? Well, the startup problem for .81 is that they changed the name of the startup application and missed a link somewhere. That is what the indication is to me. And how I found the fix. If you look into the application folder there are two applications: "ArdupilotPlanner10.exe" and "MissionPlanner.exe".

The old version was and is linked to the application icon as "ArdupilotMegaPlanner10.exe" some where the change went to "MissionPlanner.exe" and the link/pointer was not changed for the installed application icon.

Right click on the Mission Planner icon you normally use and select 'Properties'. Now change the application name from "ArdupilotMegaPlanner10.exe" to "MissionPlanner.exe" - Click on 'Apply'. Now, the application should work. It does for my instance.

Comment by Josh Welsh on October 10, 2013 at 8:35am


You can also grab .81 and install fresh from there..


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