Hi Everyone,
I just finished polishing Ardupilot_25.zip. The Manual will be finished this week.

I'm sure there will be a few setups that have issues, so be sure to check out the test suite which isolates each sub-system for testing. If you have any issues use this blog to post them. What's most important is that you include a log file of your issue enclosed with your comment, as well as a copy of your header file and notes about your radio and receiver.

By default the control switches are not set to Autopilot. This was intentional. I don't want people to start flying it right away without fully ground testing their setup. My suggestion is to get Stabilization working first, then move up to Fly-By-Wire. Once you can fly the plane in FBW mode, then try Autopilot.

I've also updated the GPS debug mode which is now simply GPS_PROTOCOL 5 (instructions are in the header file). Everything about the plane will behave normally, except Autopilot mode will cause the plane to think it's flying your waypoints. Ardupilot will output telemetry and indicate when it thinks it has reached each WP. You can control the speed of the simulation with the throttle control.

Good luck!
Jason

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Comment by Alex on February 22, 2010 at 1:34am
Awesome work! Thanks to Jason and all the others who have helped you!

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Comment by Graham Dyer on February 22, 2010 at 2:36am
Yes, well done all!
Comment by Rana on February 22, 2010 at 3:18am
Jason, Thats really great !
Comment by Mike W on February 22, 2010 at 11:17am
Can't wait to fire this up.. as soon as I replace my model! (disaster struck last night)

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Comment by Doug Weibel on February 22, 2010 at 12:01pm
Hey Jason - Thanks for all of the hard work!

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Comment by Mark Colwell on February 22, 2010 at 1:38pm
Congratulations and Thank you all for a well thought out final release, nicely commented too..
Comment by Bill Noyce on February 22, 2010 at 2:06pm
Great work, I look forward to testing, if only the rain and wind would go away....... i increased the rudder size on my easystar by 150% which i hope will help with heading control.
Comment by Rana on February 22, 2010 at 7:35pm
Jason, there is another repository r635 which has comment "Fixed Trim Issue", this came after 2.5 final.
Pl. post patch of the same or what needs to done for those who downloaded 2.5 final and would like to test it.

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Comment by Jason Short on February 22, 2010 at 8:06pm
@NS Rana
Hi, I uploaded to the SVN after zipping up the final.

In the radio.pde this code was changed to the following:

                servo_throttle = (ch3_in - 1000) *.125;
                servo_throttle = (ch3_in - ch3_trim) *.125;
                servo_throttle = constrain(servo_throttle, 0, 125);
Comment by Rana on February 22, 2010 at 10:41pm
Thanks Jason, yes you are riught, the final 2.5 has this modification, pl. correct me if I am wrong.
Since 2.5 final is in the featured download it is assumed that 2.5 final is well flight tested many time and there is hardly any scope of bug.
Congrats !

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