[UPDATED] New APM 2.0 beta code (2.012) released

[UPDATE: I posted the wrong version of the code before. If you downloaded it, please download it again and replace it with the new code. Servo output is fixed]

 

I've posted a new version of the APM 2.0 beta (2.012), which includes many bug fixes and a few new features:

 

--Airspeed sensor (shown) is now autodetected if present. It's no longer necessary to set this in the APM_Config.h file. Since the magnetometer and GPS sensors are also now autodetected, that means that for most users there is no reason to have to fiddle with configuration files at all.

 

--Xbee transmissions are now improved, as are MAVLink comms. Waypoint writing and reading should now be more reliable.

 

--The Mission Planner has been updated and improved (adds in-flight action commands and ability to restart mission)

 

--Update of the Happy Killmore GCS, which also improves in-flight commands.

 

Known issues in this build:

 

--Some in-flight mission commands are not yet implemented

--Restart mission may not work

--MediaTek lock may not be detected after a cold start. Reset the board to do a warm start, after which lock should be fine.

 

We're planning on keeping APM in beta until after the Sparkfun AVC competition later this month, which should be a good test and opportunity to really wring it out. If all goes well, we expect to release APM 2.0 as final code around the end of the month.

 

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Comment by RC Tech.se on April 7, 2011 at 12:18am

 

Great news but i cannot get the Mission Planner to upload the mission. When i click i always get "Your home location is invalid". 

 

I am pretty sure it is a valid location. i have been living there for several years :-)

 

The previous version of the planner didnt show a proper Alt value as this new one does.

 

Any ideas?

 

/Stefan


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Comment by RC Tech.se on April 7, 2011 at 12:37am
The APM 1.0.x part of the Mission Planner works fine for me
Comment by I.S. on April 7, 2011 at 2:56am
@Stefan
Time to move, maybe?

Distributor
Comment by RC Tech.se on April 7, 2011 at 3:03am

No thanks, i rather get the Planner working ;-)

 


Developer
Comment by Michael Oborne on April 7, 2011 at 3:07am

Stefan, its is one of 2 things.

1. one of your values has a rouge character (ie is not a number)

2. try removing some of the decimals (ie change it to 55.580788, for all of them.)


Distributor
Comment by RC Tech.se on April 7, 2011 at 3:16am

Sorry Michael, no luck.

Can you get it to work properly? (with my home coords.)


Developer
Comment by Michael Oborne on April 7, 2011 at 4:48am
Stefan, please use the update check in the actions menu. a new version with a fix for this is out. The cause is the regional settings on your pc.
Comment by DaveyWaveyBunsenBurner on April 7, 2011 at 4:48am
Hi Chris,

I thought the Mediatek lock was corrected in 1.x? Is this a different problem due to auto detection?

Thanks

Distributor
Comment by RC Tech.se on April 7, 2011 at 5:01am

@Michael Thats great!

I am on version 0.4.16 build 0.4.4114.17769 with that same problem.

Which build should i look for?


Developer
Comment by Michael Oborne on April 7, 2011 at 5:12am
the new version is 0.4.17

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