I am building an autonomous boat using Ardurover. Whenever I attempt to switch to Auto mode I get this message and the flight mode fails to change. What could be wrong? I created a mission and uploaded it to my boat. The flight controller arms and doesn’t report any problems.
It’s most likely that it doesn’t have a good GPS lock, or more accurately, the EKF doesn’t have a good position estimate. It’s also possible for the EKF to become unhappy if it has a bad compass heading.
The other somewhat unlikely possibility is a badly formatted mission. It was uploading using the Mission Planner?
If you have a dataflash log we can take a look but it’s almost guaranteed to be a bad GPS position.
Did you solve the problem?
Why don’t you follow these process:
- mode GUIDED,
- arm throttle,
- mode AUTO
Did you end up finding a solution if so please share as I’m having this exact issue
Have not learnt how to read logs yet but have you made a mission task as it needs to be ready and click write wp.
Can you see the flight modes change when flipping the 3 stage switch on your RC.have you made all the calibrations.
Nevermind. I had AHRS_EKF_TYPE wrong (had set it to 3 when experimenting earlier today; set it back to 2 and all is fine).