Version 2.4 of the ArduCopter code is now available in the AP Mission Planner and in the downloads area. Although not as big a change as the 2.3 release, it still includes a respectable number of enhancements and bug fixes.
The default PIDs are optimized for a 3DR/Jdrones quad with 850 motors and 10" props. If you're using more powerful motors/props, start by turning down Rate Roll P in 25% steps.
Thanks go to the numerous contributors including users and their detailed bug reports, developers and testers. Hopefully all together this will add up to a nice smooth release!
As per usual, please post your comments, issues in this discussion. For enhancement requests for future versions, feel free to add them to the issues list. Note: you can "star" an issue to receive emails when someone comments on the item. On the dev side it helps us because we can get an idea as to which feature requests are the most popular by sorting by the number of people how have starred each issue.
Nice, but WHEN do we get a turn?
Guys, please understand, that the Dev Team is still working through this. I do not think this is the final solution, but just an interim attempt, and even Tridge (who came up with the idea) is not sure this is the best solution. So I don't think they'll will be pushing anything out soon.
This is kind of a big problem to tackle.
But, if you are that keen, you can always just get the code from GIT.
Tridge has pushed on GIT its patch, think he considered pretty solid.
not rushing the team, asking when it is going to be ready?
Thanks Marco, will try to get the git version again
LOL, yes. as in emphasis on 'when', defensive aren't we? OK, I'll stop bugging the team...off to rather try sort out my git troubles
Is there a guide on how to use GIT? I "think" I have it working right, but definitely am not seeing the results JLN is. Yes, I know it's very alpha, and I am liable to destroy my quad, but hey, it isn't DIY for nothing!
I think there's a point in rushing the team to at least release the (slightly tested) actual version known to work. Because there's some of us still flying with the version known to crash :) And I believe most people here know what they're getting into when they use it...
Of course if 2.4.2 is due out tomorrow then my point is null :)
Here is how I was able to install GIT and clone the repository.
I also installed gitextensions which I found to be much easier to get working.
I can now download the repository as changes are made but I am still having a heck of a time compiling the code. I have installed Arduino-100 Relax, & Cygwin (with the required packages) and set it up as I understand the instructions but still no joy getting make to work.
We definitely need better instructions for those new to compiling the code, but the Dev Team is busy with more important problems right now.
Rod, it compiles fine with Arduino 1.0 releaxpatch. If you're having trouble, you probably have Arduino looking at the wrong library folders.
Can your upload your zip? I want test it.
Thank you , Jean Louis....
I will testing it............