Most important update to HK GCS for people outside of United States

I have posted the most important HK GCS update for non-United States users...ever. There has been a nagging bug that has caused some serious problems if your regional settings are set to anything other than English (United States). It's not even a comma vs period for decimal place issue. It's an encoding problem. It has literally taken me weeks of effort to finally find a work-around for this bug and I've finally done it.

The symptoms were when you'd connect the GCS to your APM via MAVlink, only a portion of the parameters would download and the automatic mission read would typically fail. If you click Read enough times, you might actually get the parameters to all download and the entire mission to read, but it was a pain. With US users, this was all automatic and very infrequently (or at least in my testing) would I have a read fail.

Now, it should work for everyone!
Also check out the new joystick control for APM!!!
Please Note you'll need to add this to your APM_Config.h: #define ALLOW_RC_OVERRIDE ENABLED

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Comment by Chris Anderson on April 13, 2011 at 2:47pm
Joystick control == WIN!
Comment by I.S. on April 13, 2011 at 3:06pm
Thanks a lot. Invaluable work.
Comment by Paul Mather on April 13, 2011 at 3:11pm
I am going to have to write a Wiki page on how to use the joystick.....
Comment by DaveyWaveyBunsenBurner on April 13, 2011 at 3:32pm
Thanks HK!
Comment by Russell B. Sutton on April 13, 2011 at 4:39pm
Hey HK this is great!   Thanks and keep up the good work.
Comment by Ersin Acar on April 13, 2011 at 10:44pm
gimme ur paypal id and tell me beer price at your country ;)
Comment by iangl on April 14, 2011 at 12:59am
Infact  I was wondering why the software behaved like that. Thank you for your determination and precious time, you all are inspiration for a little scientist-wannabe like myself.ciao
Comment by Paul Mather on April 14, 2011 at 6:49am

Ersin! Those are great questions!  For anyone interested in donating to "the cause" (AKA My hobby fund) you can find a Donate button at the top of this page:


Depends upon the beer!?! I think a case (24 pack) of our domestic swill is about $18. For the "good stuff" it's about $9 a six pack. I'm not sure about the swill price as I mostly brew my own (not at home, we actually have a brewery in the area where you can make it. Grind up the grains, boil, add extract, add hops, stand around, drink beer). As a matter of fact I get to go this Saturday to bottle the stuff I brewed 3 weeks ago. So I'll have 4 cases in my fridge. Czech Pilsner and IPA....

Comment by Ersin Acar on April 14, 2011 at 7:10am
enjoy your beers ;)
Comment by Paul Mather on April 14, 2011 at 7:15am
Thanks! :)


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