I just got my APM2 this week. I was running through the steps to configure it for the 3DR Hexacopter.
I was able to load the 2.5.5 Arducopter firmware and everything seemed to be going fine. I made it to calibrating the ESC's. I found that one motor would not calibrate. After checking I found a loose connection with a deans connector. I disconnected everything and then soldered a new one one. Now had power at the ESC.
I went to try and calibrate my ESC's again and it would not calibrate any of them. I noticed that the tx and rx LED's were no longer blinking and the red and blue LED's were blinking. I figured I'd unplug it from the battery and plug in the USB to see what might be going on.
Now it does not even get recognized that it is even plugged in. I get power and the red and blue blinking LED's but no communication. I read through all the things I could find but didn't see a definitive answer.
Seems to get GPS lock as that light goes solid blue but now the red LED just sits and blinks with the blue one next to it just on solid.
Any Ideas of what happened and what to do now?
I tried different cables but the red LED concerns me.
Any help would be great.
I went to the multirotor event on the 17th of June. I got to meet a bunch of great people. The guys from 3DR were there and very helpful.
It was amazing to see these things in action.
Just wanted to say thanks to Sam from 3DR and Chris for all the help.
I have a new or fixed APM2 on the way.
Thanks again 3DR.