I've just released ArduPlane 2.71 for your flying pleasure.
As was described in the 2.71-beta thread, these are the major changes from 2.70:
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this release!
One thing that isn't in this release but will be in the next release is the new L1 navigation controller from Brandon and Paul. They are doing fantastic work and testing is good so far, but I wanted to get the new features above out first before adding the new navigation code. I hope we will release a 2.72 release with the new L1 controller in the next couple of weeks.
Sorry for the delay in replying - I will get to this soon. I'm in a busy teaching period at the moment, but I hope to get some time for log analysis in the next couple of days.
I suspect this was a problem with MP. HIL works fine for me with both 2.71 and master.
If it still doesn't work for you, can you give a bit more detailed bug report about exactly what does and doesn't work, with a tlog showing the issues?
OK will do, I tested the 4 versions one after the other and had the result mentioned, only v2.68 worked. It was on a APM1 if that makes a difference? I'll try get a tlog with v2.71.
My apologies Andrew, HIL v2.71 is working now, (I updated the MP to v1.2.43 first so not sure if that made a difference). Thank you for the work on these releases.
great! I'm glad it's working for you now.
One thing I should mention is that I highly recommend using 'sensors' HIL, not 'attitude' HIL. I'm considering removing 'attitude' HIL in future versions. The simulation flies a lot better with sensors HIL.
I didn't know there was a variation? How does one choose one over the other?
The MP firmware loader only offers attitude HIL. You can get the sensors HIL firmware from http://firmware.diydrones.com
Please give it a try and let me know how it goes for you.
"Don't trigger a GCS failsafe if the GCS has never connected." That's the feature I was looking for!!
The HIL_Servos is pretty damn cool too.
@andrew, do you have stock parameter for Phantom FPV Flying Wing EPO Airplane 1550mm
or may i use other similiar parameter for this plane?
Try out the config file for the torro 900, it's pretty hard to configure elevons right at the first try so, we would suggest you to try out this configuration file, do a couple of flights and adjust the PID's accordingly.
We did hit a snag while configuring the Skywalker X8 but on loading this parameter file, it seemed to give us the right movements of the elevons. Although, considering the torro's small size and the humongous X8 in comparison to it, the X8 nearly did a 90 degree roll while making a turn on auto, something which we should be tuning up in the future flights.