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Planner wont run

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Oborne Nov 25, 2011. 15 Replies

as of 1.0.96, the planner now used .net framework v4, make sure you have it installed. MichaelContinue

APM Planner Feature you might have missed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gustav Kuhn Apr 29. 82 Replies

Hi everybody, i thought i might do a post on some feature that most people may not know about. so here goes. 1. HUD, if you double click the hud it will popout, allowing you to run the hud full…Continue

Tags: Planner, APM

Perfect APM Flight (rev 1373)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Oborne Jan 6, 2011. 6 Replies

 Had a Perfect flight today with very repeatable results. Very happy. I have attached a a kml of the programed flight plan, the actualy flight in kml and the log downloaded from the APM. Im running…Continue

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APM Test flight today r1267

Started this discussion. Last reply by Boston UAV Oct 2, 2012. 1 Reply

 This is a high wing Trainer…Continue

 

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Michael Oborne replied to Mauro Rodriguez's discussion Mission Planner Language
"can someone post there current missionplanner.log file? "
Thursday

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Michael Oborne replied to Devaprakash Muniraj's discussion Anomaly in reading control commands from Mission planner in Matlab
"radians?"
Oct 11

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Michael Oborne replied to Paul Pawlikowski's discussion Issues with Mission Planner
"Mission planner talks MAVLink, if the autopilot talks mavlink, then some functions will work."
Oct 9

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Michael Oborne replied to Stephen R Mann's discussion Where did the "Absolute Alt" checkbox go?
"copter does not support absolute alts."
Oct 9

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Michael Oborne replied to David Locascio's discussion Geotagging TIF/RAW images from Mission Planner using time offset
"please try the latest beta mp, it should support tiffs now.   help > update beta"
Sep 11

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Michael Oborne replied to David Locascio's discussion Geotagging TIF/RAW images from Mission Planner using time offset
"currently you cannot geotag tiffs, when mp does the calulations it outputs a location.txt file, that most apps can import if required. what app do you want to import to?"
Sep 11

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Michael Oborne replied to Fatima's discussion real time export telemetry data from Mission Planner
"the direct answer to your question is, the data is in MAVLink format. http://qgroundcontrol.org/mavlink/start"
Sep 11

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Michael Oborne replied to Fatima's discussion real time export telemetry data from Mission Planner
"depending on what you want you could just use http gets from this url http://127.0.0.1:56781/mavlink/ when mp is running. or you could use the microdrone output format, using control-f > microdrone. which is a clear text format "
Sep 11

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Michael Oborne replied to OvakiSan's discussion Mission Planner - Not Responding
"install .net 4.0 (it is different) also directx http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35 "
Sep 7

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Michael Oborne replied to Tissy's discussion Mission Planner 1.3.9 Hanging on Update
"ok new beta uploaded. give that a shot."
Sep 4

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Michael Oborne replied to Tissy's discussion Mission Planner 1.3.9 Hanging on Update
"can you test the latest beta as well?   help > update beta."
Sep 3

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Michael Oborne replied to Tissy's discussion Mission Planner 1.3.9 Hanging on Update
"also make sure you install .net 4.0 not 4.5 4.0"
Sep 3

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Michael Oborne replied to Tissy's discussion Mission Planner 1.3.9 Hanging on Update
"can you guys tell me which version it stops working in, so I can try and track back what might be causing it."
Sep 3

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Michael Oborne replied to Chris Jarrett's discussion Adding navigation controllers
"if you look into the xml file, you can add data for any parameter, and what there displayed values are.   see if you can do what you need in there?"
Sep 2

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Michael Oborne replied to Chris Jarrett's discussion Adding navigation controllers
"MP pulls data from parametermetadata.xml if you update that it will reflect in MP. each time mp does an update though it is overwritten. as for 2. not my area."
Sep 2

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Michael Oborne replied to Tissy's discussion Mission Planner 1.3.9 Hanging on Update
"are you sure you have .net framework v4 installed?"
Aug 30

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Creator of ardupilotsim & ArdupilotMegaPlanner
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New! APM Planner 1.0

Posted on June 5, 2011 at 7:20am 151 Comments

 

Over the past couple of weeks I have been busy reworking my original APM Mission Planner. Together with my partner/designer Samantha Nelson we have focused on improving the APM Planner’s interface, ideally resulting in a more intuitive user experience.   

Below are a couple screenshots of the new…

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APM Planner - Mavlink

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 4:01pm 10 Comments

The latest APM planner has full pid/planner/gcs while under hil/real using mavlink. Some new features since the last major release are a

simple GCS

Planning via Xbee

HIL via Xbee if you so wish

And the ability to do all the above all at once.

This latest version can be download…

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Ardupilot Mega Mission planner

Posted on August 22, 2010 at 9:00pm 93 Comments

Heres a Screenshot of my current work on my Ardupilot Mega mission planner. If you want a look get it here…

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Comment Wall (43 comments)

At 8:31pm on June 13, 2011, Clinton Wyatt said…
Hi Michael,
Hopefully very soon, I been busy changing jobs aswell that's why I haven't been down the field much lately,
im hoping to start buying the parts very soon. im going with a Hex setup and then maybe a smaller fun quad. the funny thing is I have been researching all this over a few months now and only just when 1.02 of the mission planner was released did I notice that it was you who designed it.... small world, I remember my 1st day at the field George was telling me about your gps plane as it was doing its auto flights and stuff but yer didnt realise your involvement with the whole thing.
And likewise it awesome knowing I will have a like minded local that I can bounce ideas off and share problems with :o)
At 10:25am on June 17, 2011, The Old Flyer said…

Michael,

I have noticed a minor problem with the DO_REPEAT_SERVO Command.

The required parameters are: Servo #, PWM, Cycle Count, Cycle time.

Cycle time reverts to 0.

 

Thanks again for the great work.

At 7:13am on June 22, 2011, JJ said…
Greetings Michael,

Please refer to Chris’s APM Roadmap blog for the introduction:
http://diydrones.com/group/apmusergroup/forum/topics/apm-roadmap

There could be an opportunity for having a community college in Pennsylvania look into writing some simulation code for quadcopters in the Spring semester 2012. I’ll also see with other schools about trying to start in the Fall semester 2011.

Could an “add-in” be easily linked to your APM Mission Planner without risking screwing-up your first-rate program?

Please let me know!

Cheers, JJ

At 8:09am on June 24, 2011, Daniel Gru said…

Hey Michael,
I have a suggestion for your APM Mission Planner (or maybe it is already in it, and i am to dumb to find it ;-) )
Can we have the city names/street names etc blended in to the google earth map?

Reason being, if i go to my flightfield, yeah i just about know where it will be on the map.
But for example i am planning on taking my copter on holiday this year, if i would want to do a waypoint flight there, it would take ages to find where i am, if not impossible (it will be sweden, so everything just looks green + blue for the lakes :D )

 

Just an idea...

At 7:48am on June 27, 2011, Hans Kulker said…

Michael,

I have loaded your APMplanner 1.0.19.

The terminal with the CLI switch  to the left site working.

Firmware can I updaten.

When the CLI switch swithed to the right and I wil connecten for the Flight Data then stopped the connecting by 24 second.

What is the problem

At 12:43am on June 28, 2011, Hans Kulker said…
Michael,
I request you to disconnect the GPS receiver but to no avail.

The following is true:
2 weeks ago I bought the print.
I then downloaded the 1.0.9 APMplanner and firmware Hexacopter set.
it worked then.

Yesterday I did an update to 1.0.19 APMplanner done.
When did the hexacopter even via USB.
I was not stable.
I did a firmware update from hexacopter.
Now, the communication over USB anymore.

The following is true:
CLI switch to the left
Firmware update works.
Terminal mode of communication works and I can read data from testing.

When I go to the Flight, Configuration, flight planner or Simulation mode, do I connect to.
I get a window Mavlink
After that, we stopped at a timeout of 24 seconds and the program is stuck.

The green, red and Rx LED flashes.

I myself get the idea that on the side of the APMboard is something wrong in the firmware?

I hope you do something with my story, I am waiting for replies.
Excuse my syntax.

Sincerely,
At 11:32pm on June 29, 2011, Hans Kulker said…

Michael,

In response to the problem I have done some further research.
I noted the following:

Mavlink the communication between the USB and APMboard APMplanner is not built
I watched this with the program Portmon
Seems that the firmware gives a wrong answer
So is there anything on the Mavlink resent communication has changed.

This may help to solve the problem.

At 10:39am on July 1, 2011, Hans Kulker said…

Michael,

 

I have now updated to APM is 1.0.22 and firmware AC 2.0.31 beta.

I have now the same problem

The USB communicatie with Mavlink is not fixed.

At 4:12am on July 5, 2011, Clinton Wyatt said…
buying more parts with my tax return so will have the hexacopter done by next month :o) YAY
At 9:33am on July 8, 2011, The Old Flyer said…

Michael,

Here are the notes I made during the test of Planner 1.0.30 and my APM2560 board.

 

NOTE: APM System is installed in the Telemaster 

PC: Dell INSPIRON N4010  

PC Port:  USB   COM 4 115200 bd

 

Operation of HIL with:

Release version of APM, latest Planner, APM2560, IMU rev H

 

APM Version APM 2.2.1

X-Plane Version 9.70 

Planner Version 1.0.30 Build 1.0.4205.36092  

 

Started Planner with console on: 

Request stream MAV_DATA_STREAM_EXTENDED_STATUS at 1 hz : currently 0

bps 1160 loss 2 left 11

remote lost 0

... ... ...

 

Planner > Firmware > ArduPilotMega 2.2.1 HIL

Mode: CLI Terminal > setup > erase > reset > radio > modes > logs

(Show Settings worked)

Mode: FLY

Planner > Configuration > Connect  (no param values)  Went to Flight Planner then back to Configuration. Parameters now updated.

Load .param file > (several green boxes) Write Pids  NO ERROR MESSAGES!

Planner > Flight Planner > Load WP File > LOOKS GOOD!

Started X-Plane > Located plane at end of runway (paused)

Planner > Simulation (Gains as before) > Start

X-Plane > Take Off  CRASH!

 

I am sure the problem is the board.  This afternoon I will replace the 2560 board with the old 1280 one.

 

Thanks for your help.

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