Hardware Bench Test
This page describes how to verify your setup before you go out and fly
For the bench test you will need either a Skynav or a computer with AMC on it and an RC.
- By default Auterion Enterprise PX4 does not allow the vehicle to be armed without a proper GPS reception. To be able to test indoors nonetheless, enable the parameter COM_ARM_WO_GPS. Please make sure to disable this parameter once you are done testing! This is an important safety measure, which should never stay disabled.
- In case you are unable to perform the bench test over a radio or WiFi link and have to resort to a USB connection, you will need to disable the circuit breaker by setting CBRK_USB_CHK=197848. This allows the vehicle to be armed with a USB cable connected to the Skynode. Please make sure to disable this parameter ocne you are done testing!
- You should now be able to arm your drone from the Skynav/RC. Check if the motors react correctly to your stick inputs. If they do not spin equally fast or stall you might need to calibrate your ESCs. Also you might need to adjust trim values for servos.