I'm trying to get SITL up and running in cygwin. So far I've had some success, I can run ArduCopter.elf and connect it to sim_multicopter.py. Instead of using mavproxy to send rc commands I'm trying to use the APM Planner joystick control. APM Planner connects OK via TCP and I see it get a GPS lock and I can even arm the motors with the joystick, but every time I do the quad just goes into a crazy tumble and sim_quadcopter soon starts reporting "Hit ground at...". If I turn the joystick off and leave APM in Stabilize it will go back to a stable hover, though it will very soon Disarm the motors.
Anybody else tried this? I'm not sure where my problem is, whether it's something with my SITL setup or in my joystick config (I followed the joystick wiki page http://code.google.com/p/arducopter/wiki/Joystick)?
Thanks for any advice.