While waiting for an assembled A/P Mega to arrive, I downloaded and extracted the APM software - opened it and searched on but could not find the directed ArdupilotMegaPlanner.exe file. I did find a file named ArdupilotMegaPlanner.exe.config but this extension is not recognized by Windows 7.
One file I did open briefly showed a green APM title screen - then a DOS screen opened on top and hung up permanently on Waiting for serial port to open message.
0 What is the exact file name I need to look for? memory size would be a helpful checkpoint.
o or do I need to wait until the hardware and cable are in place for the hangup to go away.?
Any help off "stuck" is appreciated. NOTE. I worked through the Audupilot/IMU experience OK - what am I missing here?
its the one with the litte green icon
Thanks Michael - that tip was helpful
Thanks Chris. I connected my ArduPilot and FTDI to the USB in lieu of an A/P mega not yet here - 2min download - clicked on your icon and instant up and connect to COM 3 at 11k baud. Very slick and professional GUI. The A/C setup page was somehow bypassed but hey, I like a challenge. 20 years after retirement from DFCS and I couldn't resist the tiny cheap hardware. Back in the saddle again! What fun. Thanks so much.