I have a vectored yaw aircraft (Nimbus 1800 VTOL) detailed here around page 611.
She hovers fine and all instruments/behavior is as expected.
My next project with her is to install a TFmini Plus from Benewake but I am having trouble getting her to work.
Problem: I cannot get Pixhawk 2.1 to show any rangefinding data.
Fact 1 - The TFmini Plus works with a TTL-USB converter that is plugged into my PC and I am able to do everything with the provided Benewake software except send/receive commands. Product manual is here.
Fact 2 - When I hook it up to my Cube Black (Pixhawk 2.1) by way of a home made adapter cable that is inserted into the GPS2 port, I can see that it is getting power via the reddish light it emits and because it is getting warm. Yet I do not get distance reports as shown below (I have already tried to swap the Rx and Tx connections, both give the same results shown below)
Fact 3 - Here are my settings as I have gleamed from multiple sources such as this one:
Fact 4 - I am using ArduPlane V3.9.11 (a23329b2) but the manual provided by Benewake does not specify coptor or plane, let alone VTOL plane versions:
Fact 5 - Someone claims to have made it work on their Pixhawk 2.1:
Fact 6 - I found a developer thread that as of Sept 2019 that support for the TFmini Plus has not yet arrived and yet here it seems to have been figured out.
Can anyone spot what I’ve missed??