I've connected a Lightware SF10/c to my pixhawk serial 4/5 port as the instructions here show:http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/com...re-sf10-lidar/
My SonarRange is flat on 0. I can see that the unit is powered up because I can see the dot on the floor with a digital camera. I've triple checked continuity of the cable I made and I also (using the cable I made for the Pixhawk) with small jumpers stuck in the little connector, attached it to a USB to Serial adapter and with Putty I can see the distance just fine.
I dropped it down to 9600 baud, still nothing.
I'm new to pixhawk/apm world so I'm not really sure how to troubleshoot. I've double checked the wiring.
I currently am running firmware 3.3.2.
Lastly, this is still not done being built. This is my first experience with a Pixhawk. I'm upgrading from an Eagle Tree Vector. I'm not done rewiring. I am still waiting for a power module because I refuse to use the little 90A one that was supplied by 3DR.
Thank you all.
Note (may be TMI): My parts list is as follows
- Tarot FY680 Iron Man
- Sigma Summit Motor Mounts (~740mm now)
- PixHawk Controller
- Mauch 4-14S 200A Power Module (pending delivery)
- Quanum MT 3510 630KV
- Turnigy K-Force 30A (Opto)
- Zippy Flightmax 8Ah 6S 30C or Venom 6s 12Ah 30C
- 13x5.5 Carbon Props
- 3DR uBlox GPS/Compass
- PX4FLOW Optical Flow Sensor
- Lightware SF10-C LIDAR Altimeter 0-100m
- Turnigy 9XR Pro
- Floureon 915MHz Telemetry
- 2W 1.3GHz NTSC Video Transmitter
- HawkEye DTF-UHF 1w 16ch