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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:19 PM
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Hi,

Iím looking to get myself an Arduino APM 2.5 and the MinimOSD. Is it possible to configures the OSD trough the usb port of the APM? Or do I need a separate cable to do it.

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:43 PM
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I think it's only possible with an ftdi cable
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:34 PM
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That is correct. You need the connection directly from the MinimOSD to the computer to configure it. The serial connection between the APM and MinimOSD can only be used for flight data.

I found out last night that you can use an FTDI to the serial pins of the APM to connect to a computer. This was convenient b/c the usb port on my APM was covered. So I used this as a backup method to get connected to my computer.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:55 PM
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I found out last night that you can use an FTDI to the serial pins of the APM to connect to a computer. This was convenient b/c the usb port on my APM was covered. So I used this as a backup method to get connected to my computer.
Can you post more info?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:51 PM
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I found out last night that you can use an FTDI to the serial pins of the APM to connect to a computer.
Correct since this is how you connect to the wireless telemetry. If you get the radio modems either off RCTimer or 3dr you can do almost everything but update the firmware.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 06:50 PM
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It's simply a matter of connecting the pins on the USB ftdi device to the telem pins on the apm. Since these pins are on top it was easier to get to than the USB port on the side.
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