This has been the worst experience I have ever had trying to buy something. I ordered an ArduCopter and you guys send me an email wanting a picture of my credit card or a screen cap of my bank…Continue
"Congrats brother. Now if only I could get Lorenzo or Craig to sell me a bare APM2.0 with no pins, headers or GPS board. It would be great to repair that wasted $200 investment so I too could add a satisfactory check to my current list.…"
This is a follow up to the post above. 3DR sent out the correct APM 2.5, including all connectors. I soldered it up and tested the functionality and all worked as expected. Lorenzo followed up with an email on Monday to make sure I had…"
"OK, tried it on a Windows machine running XP. I uninstalled the USB driver (looked in USBView but not sure which hub to remove so didn't) and uninstalled Mission Planner. Restarted, reinstalled the above, and had the same problem.…"
"I spent some time tonight working the problem with Michael Osborne. Here's a link to what we did. In the end it still didn't work. As noted above, I also tried replacing the bootloader and that didn't fix the…"
"OK, I just tried replacing the bootloader using this file (using Flip) and get an error "Address is out of range" when I try loading the HEX file.
I then tried using the file ArduPPM_v2.2.68_ATMega32U2.hex found in the repository and that…"
"The problem you describe is almost certainly related to an issue between the Mission Planner and the USB driver on your machine.
Before you send it back, on your Windoze machine, Disconnect the APM. Remove Mission Planner. If you know how to delete…"
"The problem was originally described and reported here.
I'm able to connect to the FC with my computer just fine, in fact it shows up in the MP and responds normally to that status screens. But when I try to flash with new…"
"Bruce, can you describe your behavior any more? Does it show up / respond to Mission Planner at all? I had a user that was looking for help send me a board for diagnosis. It is odd, the 32u2 responds to ISP just fine and the proper firmware is up…"
"Bruce, your report was brought to my attention last week because it is unusual and we have no way to reproduce the failure here. The best we can do is watch and see if other users report a similar issue and gather some data.
If you think about our…"
I will not be eating crow, I will be getting the service I deserved and expected after many, many attempts. In fact, if you read my post about getting a new APM 2.5 with a missing resistor you may even wonder yourself how it escaped 100%…"
If you are referring to my post, I suggest you read more carefully and respond more thoughtfully in the future. I noted I had tried to resolve this issue internally with 3DR and I that you would feel my pain had you seen the numerous…"
"Craig/Lorenzo I found the fact that this guy was sent a bare "APM 2.0 with no pins, connectors and missing the flash sub-assy" sort of ironic. When I fried my APM2 and it was diagnosed as "unrepairable" I was sort of frustrated…"
"Drone Savant. Please let me elaborate my toughs regarding bench tests.
I use ArduPlane. First thing I care about Arduplane revisions is that I have full controls over the servos and motor throttle of the airframe in…"