Download the latest autopilot firmware (Sentera-PHX-Pro-180.1.0.exe) linked below.


To update the autopilot firmware on your PHX follow these steps:


1) Power on vehicle and commsbox, verify they are connected to each other by seeing a full bar of lights on the back of the commsbox (takes ~ 1 minute to connect).


2) Connect the Windows laptop to the commsbox using wired Ethernet (highly recommended) or the using the commsbox's Wi-Fi network with a password.


3) Run the autopilot firmware updater (download the latest .exe linked below).  Monitor progress, it may take 5-10 minutes to complete.  If there is an error during installation, close and re-run the updater.  Use the wired Ethernet connection to the commsbox to reduce the chance of needing to re-run the updater.


4) Once the firmware installation completes successfully, close the updater application window.


5) Re-boot the vehicle by removing the battery and re-installing the battery.


6) Launch Sentera Ground Control and verify aircraft connects normally.



Firmware Version 180.1.0 release notes:

  • Vehicle now continues wings level if landing long.
  • Improved flight performance if GPS is lost temporarily.
  • Improved flight performance if there is a compass problem after launch.
  • Improved wind estimation.
  • Larger default distances for Geofence and waypoint checks.
  • Improved sensor warnings and checks for calibration and pre-flight.
  • Misc flight log improvements.
  • Misc bug fixes and improvements.