I Launched MP 1.2.51 and it mentioned there was a new version available, which I upgraded to in the app. I connected to my APM 2.5 via USB and updated the firmware as per usual when a new build of the MP has dropped.
When I power cycled everything, the drone was suddenly unresponsive to my Tx- it only beeps the activation tones, how many cells the battery has, but it won't try arming, only beep the ESCs once a second.
Connecting to MP 1.2.52 via USB also had no effect, so I uninstalled it and tried .51 and there still was no response... The reset button on the APM seems to have no effect.
It armed and disarmed (even flew) before the update... I'm likely doing something obscenely inept, but could someone please help me troubleshoot this?
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What firmware version did you uplaod to APM ? Aren't you confusing the mission planner versions (current is 1.2.52) with the APM firmware versions (current stable is 2.9.1b) ?
There is no reason why you should update the firmware of APM when a new release of mission planner comes out. There is no link between the two !
I would suggest that you make an eeprom reset of the APM and reload firmware 2.9.1b on it.
I suppose I uploaded firmware 2.9.1b, since I don't keep track of version numbers, as I'm not an engineer. It wouldn't matter because it would just put a fresh copy of the software.
I'm not confusing the version numbers... did you read the original post? I can't connect to the APM... how can I reset the eeprom without connecting to the MP? Please understand the context of an issue before offering advice. I've been twiddling knobs in the MP for months, and you're asking me to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
I doubt I'd brick my APM just by re-installing firmware, but even if I had to re-twiddle those knobs and wipe the eeprom, how could I connect between my APM and MP?
Like I said before, the reset button doesn't work.
Thank you Mr. Bonney! Your tips fixed my issues and prevented a few from occurring. Thanks again!