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Firmware update process for APM MavLink to FrSky SmartPort Converter

HOWTO : Firmware update process for APM MavLink to FrSky SmartPort Converter AIRBORNE PROJECTS to be compliant OpenTX 2.1.7.
AIRBORNE PROJECTS

The converter must be disconnected from the Smartports before starting.
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You must connect the USB interface converter to the PC with Windows 7, 8 or 10 and install the driver.

  • Installing drivers for the Seeeduino with window7

Download : arduino-1.6.8-windows.exe

Plug in your board and wait for Windows to begin its driver installation process. After a few moments, the process will fail.

Open the Device Manager by right clicking “My computer” and selecting control panel.

Look under Ports (COM & LPT). You should see an open port named « USB Serial Port » Right click on the « USB Serial Port » and choose the « Update Driver Software » option.

Sample driver input directory : C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\drivers\FTDI USB Drivers\amd64

  • Installing drivers for the Seeeduino with window8 or windows10

HOWTO here : Installing_drivers_for_the_Seeeduino_with_window8

You should save these files which you are editing before installing driver with window8,because there will several power off during operating.

  1. Press “Windows Key” +”R”
  2. Enter shutdown.exe /r /o /f /t 00
  3. Click the « OK » button.
  4. System will restart to a « Choose an option » screen
  5. Select « Troubleshoot » from « Choose an option » screen
  6. Select « Advanced options » from « Troubleshoot » screen
  7. Select « Windows Startup Settings » from « Advanced options » screen
  8. Click « Restart » button
  9. System will restart to « Advanced Boot Options » screen
  10. Select « Disable Driver Signature Enforcement » (1)
  11. Once the system starts, you can install the Arduino drivers as same as Windows

(1) Screen capture (sorry but in French : option 7) :

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 Executing the firmware update:

Once your converter is recognized by Windows on a port COM,  you need to run the chapter of procedure :

Appendix A How to update the firmware’s Converter

using the Quick-Start-Guide Guide.pdf

For this you must download the archive frsky_telemetry.zip

Xloader.exe is in the archive here: \frsky_telemetry\Firmware\XLoader

Select Device : Duemilanove/Nano(ATmega328) and frsky_telemetry.hex here: \frsky_telemetry\Firmware

Update your telemetry screen1 and screen2  in  SCRIPTS/TELEMETRY directory with files  telem1.lua and telem2.lua from \frsky_telemetry\Lua\2.1.X

Finaly rediscover your telemetry sensors on Taranis Radio.