I wouldn’t have an issue with this if there was clear path to fixing it or clearly a way to download the px4io-v3.bin (assuming this is what is needed for the fix as it was on the original pixhawk where you would fix it with px4io-v2.bin).
After hours of googling I can not find anything. Since it is named a Pixhawk 2.1, all the pixhacks calling themselves 2.1’s come up. Cube is no help either. The firmware section of AP is vast and I see no IO bin files matching the v3 device. Does it even take a BIN on the SD? Is it another file. I wish the PH2.1 had a different name like the Profi-Hex Controller or something unique since it would make googling much simpler.
I would love to get rid of the red ring of death if only I could find what file to put on the SD card and boot with the reset button pushed. Mission Planner’s “force boot loader” option doesn’t appear to help.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
A brief rant - Sorry - I have to:
I want to note that I often get slammed for the way I word things but I just can’t help it. The PH2.1 is NOT a reliable unit but it is necessary for small builders like me who compete against DJI and others in regards to features. I have tried to love the PH2.1 and have written many a post about it. Here we are and Yet another NEW PH2.1 and out of the box a boot loader issue. Why? Why are so many units dysfunctional out of the box? My 1 in 4 bad units I posted about last year still stands and I am well over 100 purchases so far so the evidence is far from anecdotal. Support is difficult or nonexistent depending on the source of the units so we are often on our own with a unit that has a 75% reliability. I bring this up not to offend but to hope someone in dev listens because there are issues and they are significant - at 230.00 USD per unit, having vendor that will not honor returns and support being left to hoping someone answers on a forum eventually is a difficult pill to swallow. When one spends 200 bucks on something it should work when plugged in 99.9% of the time; not 75.
I genuinely appreciate everyone on the forums by the way. Without them this product would be far less useful.