Just got the latest SF40C lidar unit from Lightware. I wired it up straight out of the box. Unfortunately things are off to a bad start similar to my experience with the A2M8. I get the Bad Lidar Health message (PRX_Health = 1 recorded on the log file).
Does anybody have any tips on how to go about diagnosing the issue? I’m guessing I’m not the only one to encounter this on the first attempt to connect the unit. I’ve contacted Lightware support as well, awaiting their response.
Edit: unfortunately the unit does not come with a USB-UART cable. FTDI cable on order now, hopefully I can connect it tomorrow to check all the settings on the Lidar unit.
Running a Cube Orange on standard carrier board
Ardurover 4.0.0 Stable Release
The SF40 unit seems to be a newer hardware release - there is no separate PCB on this unit
Lidar unit connected to TELEM1
Baud set to 115200 (which I believe is the default on the Lightware units)
PRX_Type = 7
I tried powering on the autopilot before powering and connecting the Lidar unit to the autopilot - no success.
Also tried powering on the autopilot 10 seconds after the Lidar unit powered on - no success. Here’s
the BIN file for the dataflash log for this scenario: https://drive.google.com/open?id=19H5PsLIIiuGE-tkepaVMFURqqnT_MhhE