I am working in the field and have a new Apple computer with USB-C. I hooked up my ROV using a dongle with ethernet and USB, and seem to get information from it but don’t send information. So video works, but I can’t arm it.
Eventually I get a yellow error box that says “Error during Mission communication with Vehicle: Mission request list failed, maximum retried exceeded”.
I tried it with a windows PC and it could be armed but there was a 2-3 second latency problem, but at least it shows the hardware is functioning I guess. I also tried it on an older Apple without USBC and got to the same point, except the error message said “Vehicle 1 did not respond to request for parameters. This will cause QGroundControl to be unable to display its full user interface”.
I thought it might be the controller (since I have had some problems getting it to recognise the Logitech F310 I used), but I can eventually get it to recognise it, and can map the functions etc. I tried to manually arm it from the keyboard (on the second Apple), but the swiping box comes up and when you swipe it does not do anything.
When I hit the “record” button on the screen it did record. So maybe that does not require sending a signal to the ROV.
Anyway, maybe I am wrong but my interpretation is that the ROV is sending signal to the computer, but not vice versa. Any help would be very much appreciated! Thanks.