Beginner here… I found the following in parameter documentation:
BRD_SAFETYENABLE: Enable use of safety arming switch
This controls the default state of the safety switch at startup. When set to 1 the safety switch will start in the safe state (flashing) at boot. When set to zero the safety switch will start in the unsafe state (solid) at startup. Note that if a safety switch is fitted the user can still control the safety state after startup using the switch. The safety state can also be controlled in software using a MAVLink message.
I think I understand most of this, but I would like to use Mission Planner to accomplish what is stated in the last line: “The safety state can also be controlled in software using a MAVLink message.”
But for the life of me I cannot figure out how to do this… I even thought maybe I could figure out a way to manually send a MAVlink message from MissionPlanner but I have no idea how to do this either. I googled and looked at the terminal tab, but when I hit connect in there all I got was a bunch of gobldey gook characters.
Any guidance would be much appreciated. Thank in advance!