It looks like this thread is dead at this point, but i'm going to try anyway.
Did anyone (besides Jim) ever get the schematic to work wiring it themselves? I'm not adept at electronics, but i'm not incompetent either yet I still can't get it to work after checking it over and rewiring (rewiring because I couldn't find anything wrong, but have to assume something is) it a few times now.
If someone has gotten it to work, can you give me voltage levels at the different points with the V1 connected and on? I'm getting readings all the way back to the serial port (i'm connecting it to a FTDI USB->Serial module, but not seeing anything over the serial port regardless of the baud rate I select. Any info on what serial settings I should be using (using a Mac, so I can't use Jim's or zPilot's software)?
As a side note, I noticed that the data line appears to be peaking (during startup when everything is lit up) at ~5v. This is in the range of an Analog port so I hooked it up to a development board (Wiring.org.co) and was able to read plenty of data streaming across the port. Anyone know if the data line is indeed an Analog signal and if so what the message protocol is?