Mission Planner Configuration and Tuning

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DRAFT

This section of Mission Planner, invoked by the Menu item Config/Tuning at the top of Mission Planner, has several subsections. The subsection are where you configure the parameters that control how your auto pilot controls your vehicle. Tuning refers to adjusting parameters in the control loops so your vehicle behaves the way you desire. Most of these parameters are set for you when you first install your firmware but some must be set before your first flight or roaming adventure.

What you see when you enter this section depends on whether or not you are connected. Each menu item will bring up a new screen, each is discussed below with links to more detail.

Planner

You will see this menu item if the auto pilot IS or Is Not connected. This is where you set up most of the options for how the Mission Planner works. Such things and enabling speach, where the logs are saved, the units of measure you want to use, ETC. Some of the specifics are covered here. (TBD Add details or links to other pages with details. What is each of the entries for, what does it effect, TBD

Basic Pids

You will see this menu item if the auto pilot Is connected. Here is what you can do in this section TBD

Flight Modes

You will see this menu item if the auto pilot Is connected. Here is what you can do in this section TBD

Introduction, how to set up 6 channel - add a link etc.

Standard Params

You will see this menu item if the auto pilot Is connected. Here is what you can do in this section TBD

GeoFence

You will see this menu item if the auto pilot Is connected. Here is what you can do in this section TBD

FailSafe

You will see this menu item if the auto pilot Is connected. Here is what you can do in this section TBD

Advanced Params

You will see this menu item if the auto pilot Is connected. Here is what you can do in this section TBD

Full Parameter List

You will see this menu item if the auto pilot Is connected.

Here is what you can do in this section TBD

Options on the right hand side of this screen: You can save the parameters for your vehicle. It is a good idea to do that often. Also, you can reload all your parameters from a saved file. You can also compare the parameters in your vehicle to those in a saved file. This is a very valuable feature in case you forget what you changed or if your vehicle behaves badly after a change but you don’t remember the previous value(s) of the parameters you changed - or even what you changed. An important aspect of the compare feature: After you select the file with the save parameters you want to compare, you will get a window that lists every parameter that is different. At the time of the window, nothing has been changed, but if you check some items and then click Continue, those items will be changed in the local memory of Mission Planner. You will then need to click the Write Params parameters button in the right hand panel to copy the changes to the memory in your auto pilot.

Until we get more words here, just experiment.

Clean this up with the right menu words, Load, Save Refres Parms etc.

Copter Pids

You will see this menu item if the auto pilot Is connected to an AruCopter. Here is what you can do in this section TBD