Well...today was an interesting day. I was out flying the newly rebuilt ArduCopter (quad-X) testing the 'Position Hold' setting. It was about 40 feet in the air. Fairly windy, with gusts up to about 10-15 MPH. Well...it started to tumble...upside down, then right-side up, round and round. I quickly switched it to 'Stabilized'...and it tried to right itself...but was unsuccessful. It plowed straight into the ground...upside down, and the Ardupilot took a pretty hard hit.
Okay...so...as I take the pieces back into the office, and try to plug the ArduPilot into the computer to get the logs...it hangs on the "Got param VOLT_DIVIDER". After it times out, I click "Details" and this is what is posted --
Timeout on read - getParamList
Received: 12 of 283 after 6 tries
1. Link Speed
2. Link Quality
3. Hardware hasn't hung
There are also a list of code lines listed...but I don't think they're are relevant. Okay...so I scour the web and I see a couple other posting on the whole "VOLT_DIVIDER" issues...most are tied with someone frying the board with too much voltage. Another said "Reload the Mission Planner software"...so I grabbed my notebook and tried connecting with it. Nope...still hangs.
Okay, so I try updating the Firmware...and it downloads and pushes the new Firmware to the ArduPilot just fine. I click on 'Terminal' and it connects. I can run any command (but not sure which ones I should run).
In terms of LED's -- I ONLY have a solid BLUE light in the ABC cluster, and the power LED is on (see pic attached).
So...here are my thoughts....I "think" I may have knocked a "Voltage Divider" resister loose or cracked/broke a solder joint. The processor seems to be working fine. The ArduPilot will power up with either the USB or the power cable....but I only ever get a Solid Blue Light...and it won't "Connect".
Thoughts? Does DIYDrones do board repairs? If I tear it out of the case...what should I look for?