Xbee Telemetry issue

Hey guys, im really sorry to be asking this cause it looks like im the only one having these issues. i cant get a connection going in the mission planner. The strange thing is that X-CTU can see the modems and the connection and a range test gives me 100%. The Xbee on the drone side is on a sparfunk explorer shield.

I have checked and tripple checked if the Radio RX and the Radio TX are wired up correctly and it looks to me as if they are. should i try swaping them?

if there is any sort of information i can provide to make this easier, please ask.
Thanks in advance fo any input.