Correction on ArduPilot 2.1 field setup procedures

We got mixed up on versions and said the way to set up ArduPilot 2.1 at the field to record the home GPS position and switch the GPS module to digital mode was to connect ground and pin D6. Actually, the correct method is to put a jumper over pins D6 and D7, just like ArduPilot 2.0. Apologies for the confusion (we're working with too many code versions, and the ones using the shields we now have in prototype will have a more graceful setup procedure).

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Comment by Jonas on April 26, 2009 at 7:58am
No problem Chris! I already noticed that. And I am looking foreward to test the new shields!!
Comment by Bryan Cuervo on April 27, 2009 at 5:01am
I flew the EasyGlider with the 2.1 code last evening and she flew great on “RTL”! Then it got too dark to fly waypoints. The code and utility worked as expected but I wasn’t clear on the ArduPilot 2.X field instructions. It says to place in manual mode:
“1. Ensure that the autopilot is in manual mode (channel five toggle off) and GPS is connected”
Then it says to place back in manual mode:
“5. You’re now ready to fly! Switch the aircraft back into manual mode for launch,”
Is there a step between 1. and 5. where we should switch to autopilot?
Comment by Jonas on April 27, 2009 at 5:33am
He Bryan, I had the same problem but I think if you have a z sensor the calibration is automatic. So what I did is set the jumper on D6 and D7 the led lock rapidly blincked and removed the jumper. When I had a GPS lock my rudder and elevator moved. And took off.

I hope you will post your log files on this site.

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on April 27, 2009 at 7:14am

Thanks for the catch. You were right that's it not necessary to switch into auto mode in the 2.1 setup, since the Z sensor takes care of the IR calibration for you. I've corrected the post.


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