This video illustrates a bit better why we believe the safety switch, buzzer and multicolor led help to greatly improve ground and air safety. The video just showcases a few new key safety features and is not a complete reference / mapping, as blink patterns might differ depending on the flight stack running and/or user settings. Some details:
We believe that this will greatly help to improve situational awareness of the pilot and prevent a range of potential ground and air accidents.
What does a fast 4 pulses mean on the arming button? Where are the COMPLETE set of light meanings documented, not just the arming button and main light?
How about here after the APM2.0 board: Pixhawk Sounds & LEDs
TCIII ArduRover2 Developer
This is a lot more useful. As you know, there are also some smaller LEDs on the Pixhawk, one in particular, the GPS, keeps blinking about once a second even though I have HDOP or 1.8 and a 3D fix. What does that mean? In the docs it looks like it can mean GPS is connected??? Anything else?
My start up main lite sequence goes, solid green, red/blue, red/blue, solid green, flashing yellow. I know the flashing yellow is for Radio in F/S, which it is since I don't have a Rx attached to the PH.
It would be great if one of the developers or tech writers would write up the led meanings and sequences similar to the APM documentation.
When I try to update FW there is a msg to unplug the USB cable, hit OK and plug it back in. This step always fails. Somehow I did get the firmware to load. It was accidental magic.
In addition, I get strange MP Flight window messages that I have never seen before. Like restart mission and error bat_connect.
I find it frustrating for something that is supposed to be a seamless upgrade from the APM. Sorry if that shows too much.
One last question, can I connect the USB and battery from Power Module at the same time without creating magic smoke?