I ordered one of these to try with Copter 4.1.1 supporting it now, but I cannot get any data under Proximity from it in Mission Planner. It does work in Lightware’s program on the computer. I am using a Orange Cube and have it connected to the GPS 2 port (I have tried the Telem 1 and Telem 2 port as well).
I have the SF45 orange wire (RXD) in to the cube’s (TX) slot and the yellow wire (TXD) into the Cube’s (RX) slot. I have it powered by a Castle Creations 14A BEC running at 5.25V and a common ground with the BEC and the Cube. I have measured the voltage at the Lidar at 5.18V so it is getting sufficient power.
I set the SERIAL4_PROTOCOL to 11, SERIAL4_BAUD to 115200 and set the PRX_TYPE to 8. I set the RNGFND1_TYPE to 8 (Lightware Serial) which I am not sure is correct with RNGFIND1_ORIENT to 0 for forward. Also, did the same for RNGFND2.
It will start to spin, but I am not getting any data. This is just a desktop Orange Cube trying to get it going and I have attached my parameters. Also for now want to use it for Simple Avoidance. Am I doing something wrong, have a wrong parameter set or need another parameter set?
Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
LidarSF45Test.param (17.3 KB)