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-- RELEASE-16.09 - Second LibrePilot Release – Black Rhino

This is the second LibrePilot release.

This release introduces new features and new hardware support like Sparky2 board and improved external mag support.

New hardware support:

  • Sparky2 board from Taulabs,
  • Auxiliary Magnetometer: I2C and Naza GPS,
  • Revo FlexiIO port usage e.g. PPM+GPS.

New input modes:

  • Jeti Ex.Bus,
  • Graupner Hott,
  • FlySky IBus,
  • PPM up to 16 channels,
  • Revo/Sparky2 as OpenLRS receiver.

New telemetry protocols:

  • MSP, MAVLink. OSD devices that use those protocols may now be connected directly (e.g.: minimosd with MWOSD).

New Flight oriented features:

GCS improvements:

  • PFD with terrain / OsgEarth improvements (Youtube link),
  • Failsafe settings using GUI,
  • Vehicle and Transmitter wizard improvements

The full list of bug fixes and enhancements in this release is available here: https://librepilot.atlassian.net/issues/?filter=10500

(Derivative work from Cartoon Rhino)

Known Issues:

  • There is an issue with GCS not showing it as a genuine release. It is just a cosmetic issue and does not affects flight performance or reliability
  • [LP-289] - pidcontrol ne and down have nan dz if kp is zero
Operating systemDownload Link
Windows
OSX
Ubuntu 14.04 'trusty'

32bits: librepilot_16.09-0trusty1_i386.deb
64bits: librepilot_16.09-0trusty1_amd64.deb

May need extra dependencies before installing:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:librepilot/tools
sudo apt-get update
PPA for Ubuntu:
  • 14.04 (trusty)
  • 16.04 (xenial)
  • 16.10 (yakkety)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:librepilot/release
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install librepilot
Arch Linux
NOTE: this repo may not be updated with 16.09 yet

Available on the AUR or via repository by adding

[librepilot]
SigLevel = Optional TrustAll
Server = http://download.librepilot.org/repo/archlinux/librepilot/$arch

to /etc/pacman.conf

Fedora 23 - 26

Repository available here.

Notes about 16.09

Since 16.09 the CDC driver is not installed by default, it is not needed for normal use excepted if VCP (serial) is needed.
Using Windows 10 the CDC driver is not needed anymore.

If you experience GCS crashes at startup or display issues, try installing the Mesa OpenGL driver.


-- RELEASE-15.09 - First LibrePilot Release -- Supermoon Eclipse

This is the first LibrePilot release.

This version supports the CopterControl, CC3D, Atom, Revolution, Revolution Nano, Platinum GPS (V9) and OPLink Modems.
The main focus of this release is to bring back support for CC3D and a general re-branding of the GCS.

Some key addition in this release :

  • Easytune : A TxPID feature for 'offline' tuning,
  • Improved motor scaling,
  • Different Acro+ factors for roll and pitch
  • Fixed wing: Roll differential and setup wizard improvements,
  • Import/Export and manage templates,
  • OSX fix for crashes running 'El Capitan',
  • ...

The full list of bug fixes and enhancements in this release is available here: 15.09 release JIRA list

 

Known Issues:

  •  Due to a change in release naming there is an issue with GCS not showing it as a genuine release. It is just a cosmetic issue and does not affects flight performance or reliability
Operating systemDownload Link
Windows LibrePilot-15.09-win32.exe
OSX LibrePilot-15.09-osx.dmg
Ubuntu 14.04
PPA for Ubuntu 15.04+
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:librepilot/release
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install librepilot
Arch Linux

Available on the AUR or via repository by adding

[librepilot]
SigLevel = Optional TrustAll
Server = http://download.librepilot.org/repo/archlinux/librepilot/$arch

to /etc/pacman.conf

FedoraRepository available here.

Source


Bootloaders

BoardVersionFile
Coptercontrol (CC)4bu_cc.opfw
CC3D4bu_cc3d.opfw
OPLink Mini4bu_oplinkmini.opfw
Revolution6bu_revolution.opfw
Revolution Nano6

bu_revonano.opfw

Sparky26

Firmwares

All firmware and bootloader files, can be used for rescue purposes:

  • fw_ is the firmware alone
  • ef_ is entire flash bootloader+firmware
  • bl_ is the bootloader alone
  • bu_ is the bootloader updater that is in opfw file, this can be flashed from GCS

.bin files can be used using external software for flashing, .opfw files can be used with Gcs uploader. (except bu_* it should not be needed because already packed with Gcs)

Firmware archive: all_fw1509.tgz


Hardware Information

Note: License details can be found in the archives.

CC3D: CC3D.zip

Atom: Atom.zip

Revolution: Revolution.zip

CopterControl: CopterControl.zip





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8 Comments

  1. Forum is preferred way for asking for help.

    Please go to http://forum.librepilot.org

  2. - 16.09 - the second LibrePilot release - black rhino. Windows XP system can not be updated 16.09 firmware. In GCS can not connect to the CDC driver. 16.09 firmware is BUG. Trouble to inform the solution.

  3. CDC driver is not needed for normal usage.
    16.09 is tested using WinXP and works fine here.

    Please go to the forum for support. http://forum.librepilot.org

    1. thank you! I'll try again.

  4. Hello there:
    16.09 version of the GCS application in the XP system. Firmware upgrade. Has been unable to start. But in the 15.09 version can. I suspect the 16.09 version of the firmware upgrade is a problem. I have been unable to find relevant answers in the forum. I wonder if someone can solve. I would be very grateful if you could.

  5. Try the Manual update method described here: Firmware Tab#Manualmethod

    Usual issue is bootloader not updated to v4, 16.09 / 15.09 differences looks strange in this part.
    At least cannot be reproduced here using XP


  6. Hello there:
        I am bootloader update to V4. So checked 16.09 version and 15.09 version of the program is a bit different. So for Win XP system 16.09 version of the BUG there. Will the developer is able to solve.

    1. Please go to the forum

      Start a thread and report a log file. (GCS started from console with the -log file.txt option)

      Since we cannot reproduce your issue here, fixing the BUG is really difficult.


      All comments here will be erased within a couple of days, the right way to discuss with developers or getting help is the forum, not comments into the Wiki.