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APM 2.5 flyaway

Started this discussion. Last reply by Søren Kuula Feb 6, 2013. 8 Replies

Lost my bixler flying an APM 2.5 on the weekend.  I've nailed down a few of the causes (including user error), but could use some help with the last one.I flew a good mission with a fairly…Continue

 

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Søren Kuula replied to Mick's discussion APM 2.5 flyaway
"Hi, Cool that you found an explanation. Now we want to see you finding the 1st plane with the 2nd one :) Regards, Søren"
Feb 6, 2013

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Bill Bonney replied to Mick's discussion APM 2.5 flyaway
"Thanks for the info. As a FYI for others: The compass feature is discussed here http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/RCSetup though there is no mention of the parameter, but it does fully cover the topic. The parameter is mentioned…"
Feb 4, 2013
Mick replied to Mick's discussion APM 2.5 flyaway
"Solved. A big thanks to @AndrewTridgell for taking the time to look at the problem, and even more time to explain it to me. I had the COMPASS_LEARN parameter set to 0.  I only vaguely remember setting this to off, and it most likely…"
Feb 3, 2013

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Graham Dyer replied to Mick's discussion APM 2.5 flyaway
"Mick, at one point in your flight the plane appears to be flying almost backwards which is obviously not possible so the mag or gps was doing something very odd, the arc in the flight path just before that looks like it was actually flying without…"
Jan 30, 2013
Mick replied to Mick's discussion APM 2.5 flyaway
"Søren Kuula thanks for the replie.  Unfortunately I did not have visual contact at this point, so I have no visual confirmation of the planes orientation. That said, there are a couple of things that make me think that the reported…"
Jan 29, 2013
Søren Kuula replied to Mick's discussion APM 2.5 flyaway
"Hi, From your tlog it looks very much like your plane did its best to get home, but it was heading a totally differnt direction from what it thought.. Did you have high current wires running close to the APM? Did you notice whether the plane was…"
Jan 29, 2013
Erman Ozen replied to Mick's discussion APM 2.5 flyaway
"Only just starting my build, but had planned to write up a maintenance and pre-flight check for onsite safety and functionality. Soon as its complete I will post. but as exciting as it is it is always good to do a check of all connections before…"
Jan 29, 2013
Søren Kuula replied to Mick's discussion APM 2.5 flyaway
"Hi, Yeah you became a victim of the same few weak points in the APM system as I ... I had several similar experiences, and for me it bolied down to: - It is not good that MP is so hard to get to connect with the UAV - having to flawlessly read an…"
Jan 29, 2013
Mick posted a discussion

APM 2.5 flyaway

Lost my bixler flying an APM 2.5 on the weekend.  I've nailed down a few of the causes (including user error), but could use some help with the last one.I flew a good mission with a fairly conservative set of waypoints to start with, staying very close to the field I was flying from.  Buoyed by that success I programmed in a more ambitious set.  Take-off was fine, but as soon as I switched to Auto the machine started making for the last remote waypoint.  Once I worked out it wasn't just taking…See More
Jan 28, 2013
Mick commented on Gisela & Joe Noci's blog post A large scale Variable Pitch Tilt Quadrotor implementation.
"Nice design.  Can you tell me what you're using to control the ESC's and pitch/tilt servos?  Are they off-the-shelf components or something you have custom-designed? Mick"
Feb 10, 2012

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