Drivers installation

Sometimes the operating system can not detect the drivers or detects the drivers incorrectly. If you're experiencing any issues with connecting to the flight controller or firmware update procedure then you should reinstall the driver.

It's recommended to uninstall all previous drivers associated with the autopilot before proceeding to the next steps.

First of all go to the Device Manager and delete the existing drivers if they are already installed. Then plug in the flight controller into USB port. You'll see the message that the new device has been discovered:

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If you click on the message you'll see more detailed information. The operating system is trying to find the driver for SmartAP Autopilot and its bootloader.

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Most likely the driver won't be found automatically and you need to go to Device Manager and set the correct driver. When you open Device Manager you'll see SmartAP as unknown device.

If you can not see SmartAP bootloader in the devices list it's probably because the devices is hidden. To make bootloader device visible not only for initial three seconds after power up but for longer you can enable hidden devices in windows device manager using the steps below.

More information and description on the steps above can be found here

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Right click on it and choose Update Device Driver.

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Then choose Browse my Computer for Driver Software. Go to the Download section of the website and get the driver .inf file for the autopilot. Specify the location of the driver in Browse menu.

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When pop up window comes choose Install driver anyway.

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The process might take a few seconds.

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Once it's completed you can see the message that the driver was successfully installed.

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Unplug and plug in the USB cable of the autopilot to reboot the board and then if you go to Device Manager you'll see that the driver is now installed successfully:

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