In just a short while, ArduCopter 2.7 will become available for download in Mission Planner. As we worked on ArduCopter 2.6.1, we saw that it had several new and compelling features (as well as many bug fixes and improvement) so it was decided to make this a major version release.
A full list of changes is here, but they include:
New and Improved:
Here all logs of my latest extreme test, my quad in AUTO mission with gusty wind over 40 km/h!
Look at the inclination of the quad during the waipoint 3 <--> 4, is over 30°.
Enjoy with AC 2.7!
Marco - Why are your mag headings all 0?
Thanks for all your work with this Marco! It wouldn't have been so good without your patience + experience. Best test team leader ever!
Thanks Chris, the credit goes to the whole team, including you!
After making hundreds of flights I can safely say that this version absolutely will not give problems during fly, has a high level of security and stability.
Obviously, and as always all need to make a good tuning and figure out how to adjust the parameters before venturing into "extreme missions".
The test I performed with my APM2 in extremely strong winds have strengthened the soundness of the DCM (thanks Tridge), if there were problems they would come out, the quad was literally tossed in the air.
Now it will only make "cosmetic touch-ups"...
Yesterday i had a problem with my self compiled version from Sunday.
The first small Problem was that only the CCW Motors start turning. (i have a logfile if you need)
After an Hardreset (Accu off and on) all Motors are ok.
But then came the scary moment in my quad time.
I activate the Motors and the Quad goes with Highspeed in the air.
In the logfile i see that short before the RTL Mode goes active (Ch7 to high), i didn´t do that on the transmitter.
The second high on CH7 (Mode RTL) was my reaction of the climbing quad.
The reaction was not what i expected. Later i tried to catch the Quad via Guided Mode to 50m. The quad flys to the point but climb.
Than i tried Loiter Mode with nearly no throttle and the quad climbs to 400m than he start with descent.
The Quad descent to 150m than the connection lost and the log onboad stops.
The GND lane on the Powersensor burned away. The last 150m he descent with no power and landed in 30cm high grass with nearly no damage. Only the legs are broken.
My question is not why the mode switched to RTL without user input. Maybe error in CPPM will go back to PPM.
The question is why start the Quad up in the air, all my throttel input is lower as the normal hover throttel?
And why he climbs more in Guided and Loiter Mode?
I also have a log from Tuesday the Quad toggeled between Stable and Guided mode without user input.
I hope somebody can say what going wrong with my quad yesterday, on Tuesday the quad was good to fly.,,
And the Parameter file.
I changed the setup after i stored that file.
And as last the tlog file from the toggle between Stable and Guided Mode.
The system switch in RTL without user input when loose connection with the receiver (the link with CH3, the throttle channel), but not when the quad is disarmed and without a good gps fix, only during fly.
About your issue have you checked the built-in failsafe of your tx/tx?
HI, i don´t have an active failsafe in the TX/RX.
I analize your log now, i'm scared, I suggest you try to reset your board, rewrite 2.7 and try again without propellers.
I see the quad splashing in the air without any input, and this has never happened to anyone during the test.
Your have armed the motors in "Acro" and takeoff in "RTL"....mmmm..... you CH5 switch mode is correct?
The Mode Switch (CH5) was befor and after that flight ok.
I armed the motors in Acro and befor "i" takeoff the quad takeoff in RTL mode.
Can you see something why the quad climbs in Guided and Loiter mode?