I have loaded 2.2 onto the Ardupilot and put the jumper on to set the gps to binary and home position.
The blue led blinks fast but never gets a lock, it used to work before I/ tried to set it to binary
Paul

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Comment by Chris Anderson on June 21, 2009 at 11:39am
You're using the EM406? It needs about 15 minutes to get a lock the first time, and may not work at all indoors. If you're using that GPS module, put it outdoors and wait for 15 minutes. It should work. If not, check your GPS connection.
Comment by Paul Har on June 21, 2009 at 12:07pm
Thanks Chris
I am really strugging with this project, but I dont give up easily
When will the stabalizationsensors be available?

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Comment by Chris Anderson on June 21, 2009 at 12:10pm
Our own sensor will be out in a few weeks, but you can get them from attopilot.com now.

What are you finding most frustrating with the project? We're keen for feedback to make it easier. Keep in mind this is pretty cutting edge stuff, both in hardware and software, and there's never been this sort of technology at this price point before, so we're definitely on the bleeding edge. But if we can make it easier for users like you'll we'd like to.

By the end of July, we should have a "all-you-need" accessory kit, which will at least ensure everyone is on the same page with the hardware.

Did you sort out your GPS issue?
Comment by Paul Har on June 21, 2009 at 12:28pm
Hi Chris.
I put the unit outside stright away about 10 mins ago still no lock, it is the EM406, also I noticed that the status led did not blink for a few seconds as you describe in the manual just one pulse then fast blinking blue and the GPS led still blinks slowly.
I would really like to be able to buy a complete kit with all the bits in, I live in the UK and have to wait weeks for stuff to arrive, and I just bought the air speed sensor and didn't realize I needed a shield with it so I have to reorder again. thanks for all the help, I wish you lived next door!
Paul

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Comment by Chris Anderson on June 21, 2009 at 1:02pm
Paul,

If your GPS LED is still on, that means that it hasn't been programmed into binary mode. Do you have the jumper on the right pins (bridging D6 and ground)? All this is a lot easier with the shield.
Comment by Paul Har on June 21, 2009 at 1:06pm
Chris.
No I shorted out the d6 and D7 I thought that was correct
Paul
Comment by Paul Har on June 21, 2009 at 1:26pm
Tried the D6 to ground but same result
Comment by Paul Har on June 21, 2009 at 1:27pm
Chris which shield do you mean.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on June 21, 2009 at 1:53pm
"Shield" is the Arduino term for an expansion board, such as ours (required with ArduPilot 2.2). At this point we're only supporting 2.2 and the recommended hardware; check out the manual for the correct setup procedure.

I predict things will go much more smoothly when you've got the shield kit.
Comment by Hessel on June 22, 2009 at 7:02am
@Paul Har, did you have the RC-receiver connected and powered-on while trying to get your first fix ?

I noticed the code will halt in an indefinite wait if it can't read the receiver to obtain the "stick" values.

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