and yes, you need to call the toplevel make after changing messages
if you put a messages.xml file in conf/, that will be used instead...
@flixr OK thanks
Is there a particular section in the messages.XML I want to use? I was going to use ground messages section. Do I just pich a free message number? Just to make sure.
that depends what kind of message you want to add... if you want to send something from the aircraft to the ground, add it to "telemetry", for sending to the aircraft to "datalink" and if it's only a message between ground agents - well - to "ground"
It worked and I was able to move forward with the installation
the wiki says that 0.017s is the minimum period for telemetry messages. is that also true of ground-to-aircraft messages? i would like to set a joystick update frequency in excess of 60Hz
@rambalakrishnan you should be able to increase the update rate of the joystick by changing the period parameter in your joystick file. The smallest theoretical period is 1ms, but it is probably way to much for the telemetry. 60Hz should be fine if you don't have too much downlink telemetry or enough bandwidth.