I still have no RC or radio telemetry with my BBBlue.
I’ve read through this forum and it seems I'm in good company with a lot of people have had difficulties getting a link with their RC transmitter and with radio telemetry. However, whatever worked for them has not yet gotten me out of the house.
I’m setting up ArduPlane with a uBlox GPS. At the moment, telemetry can only report through Mission Planner via the laptop’s wifi:
/home/debian/bin/arduplane –B /dev/ttyO5 –C udp:192.168.8.132:14550
So far, so good. But then I get knee-capped when I try to get telemetry via 3DR V2 (and V1), connected to the UT0 socket (UART0 tx and rx) on the Bone. I’ve installed the Silicon Labs CP210x Windows driver and upgraded firmware on the ground and air radios; they do bind when in proximity and their LEDs go solid green. On the Air side, the TX and RX wires are crossed-over to the BBBlue (the LED’s of the radio were much more active, btw, before I noticed TX was tied to TX, and Rx to Rx).
Still, with that corrected, in Mission Planner an attempt to connect (USB to UART bridge on COM11, 57K baud) just times out without a heartbeat, after a couple of red LED flashes on the Ground side using:
/home/debian/bin/arduplane –B /dev/ttyO5 –C /dev/ttyO0
/home/debian/bin/arduplane –B /dev/ttyO5 –C /dev/tty11
After many full days of frustration, I decided to take a break from it and take a whack at setting up the RC radio. “That should be easy”, I thought. I’m using a Taranis X9D with ezUHF JR 433MHz bound to an ezUHF Rx Diversity via E4 Pin 4 on the BBBlue. At that point even I was unsurprised that it didn't work, even after upgrading firmware and successfully binding the transmitter module to the receiver.
My suspicions are that a glaring ignorance of the basic procedure and requirements for properly activating the appropriate pins is the wall I’m staring at.
Am I finally barking up the right tree? Can someone kindly please walk me through this?
A comparative, annotated startup script for ArduPlane (like the one for ArduCopter) might be helpful for those of us still grappling to understand these boards.