I have a couple questions about auto-trim mode. I have tried leveling my quad numerous times both through mission planner and holding stick to the left for 15 seconds. No matter how I level it always wants to lean in one direction.
Here is the interesting part, when I enable auto-trim mode by holding stick to the right for 15 seconds, my quad goes up perfectly straight and hovers with no stick input. So I hover and land with little to no stick input and disarm. I re-arm, but when I go to hover the quad still leans.
So here are my questions: Is auto-trim saving my settings? How do I just set my quad to whatever auto-trim mode does in the beginning because those offsets seem to be perfect for me?
Any info or help greatly appreciated!
Also I am running APM2 with 2.5.4 and using APM Planner 1.1.80 mav 0.9
When you hold the stick over for 15 seconds the red and blue lights flash alternately indicating that you are in auto trim mode, they will stay like this for 45 seconds then save the settings, so you must be able to keep it in a hover for about a minute in a windless environment then land and dis-arm. Or alternatively if possible for you assign channel 7 to auto trim. then when you take off, get into a hover then flick the switch and when you are happy flick off the switch and the settings will be saved, this can be done as many times as you want until you are satisfied, but once again this must be done in a windless environment and at least 2 meters up and away from walls e.t.c so you dont get any effect from the prop wash, and dont hit anything:)
Thank you for your reply Dean, you have given me a much better understanding of how auto-trim works. I am probably not keeping it hovering for long enough because the walls in my garage are creating prop wash. I am going to try setting ch 7 and flicking the switch otherwise it looks like I need to find a gym.
Channel 7 is the easiest way to do it in my opinion? A gym or warehouse would be ideal, but finding one you can fly in is not always as easy? I took mine to a multi-storey carpark to a level where there was enough height and nothing to hit and on a calm day so that I was sheltered as best as possible from the wind and done it there, also if you get up early enough you will find on some days as it just gets light there is hardly any wind..
Ch7 FTW! It worked!
Thanks again for the tip.
No problems Jay,