I have a Multiplex Xeno, and I succesfully confugured Manual Mode (Radio elevon mixing), and the Stabilize mode respond correctly to pitch/roll perturbation (Elevon configuration in APM mission planer).
But the elevon input mixing changes between manual and other mode:
How is it possible to switch between Manual and Stabilize if elevon mixing changes ??
I really think there is a bug or a miss-configuration about input Elevon mixing bexause don't tell me I have to change my radio mixing regarding the selected flight mode!
Another clue: I connected AerosImRC through simulated firmware and the Elevon mixing switch can be seen between the Two modes:
Please help !
The other thing, I set the flight mode channel parameter to 5 the Mode Test interface still present Channel 8 as channel mode even if the mode changing wotks correctely. I did not have this behavior on APM1&Arducopter.
Thanks a lot.
the planner doesnt register the channel change, i will need to fix that.
If the elevons work correctly in manual but not in stabilize it's most likely that you have not configured APM properly.
If you're sure that you have elevon mixing enabled in the APM EEPROM check that you have the reversing switches disabled. This should happen by default in APM2 since it doesn't have any reversing switches, but it's possible that it didn't.
Well the counter reaction in Stabilize mode is OK when I test it on the ground holding the plane by hand.
So I think the Elevon mixing is enable.
The problem is the elevon mixing of the inputs (RC command) which works in manual and do not in other mode.
I'll have a look anyway but I don't think that's the issue
Which SW version are you using? Downloaded from the planner?
Yes, latest version of Arduplane 2.28 from the planner.
I just downloaded 2.28 from planner 1.1.49 into an APM2 and configured it for elevons.
I get the same response at the servos when I move the stick no matter whether I'm in manual, stabilize or FBW-A. I was using ch8 for mode selection since the tx program I was using is for a real plane with an APM1 (with the HW mux operating from ch 8) installed.
The response is the same as if I'd plugged the servos directly into the receiver.
My parameter file is attached.
The picture shows how the setup screen looked after I was done. I had to try the elevon reversing checkboxes until I got the elevons responding correctly. The stick response and stabilize response when I roll and pitch the IMU are correct.
Phil has it in the screenshot up here ^^^^^^^
I have elevons, stabilize and rc input working on a Zii with those same configs.
HOWEVER, I have my dual-rates turned way down, and after multiple radio calibrations/resets, I still get full deflection in stabilize mode on RC input.
I need those dual rates to carry over in stabilize.
Am I missing something? Thanks!
Set your tx for max throws before calibrating, then reduce them to the values to what you need to fly after the calibration is done.
I guess this thread is a little old, but my HUD response is reversed in elevon mode...is anyone else's like that?
I got back My APM2 board. The Serial converter was fried. So I am back into the Ardu-Xeno plane.
About Elevon mixing configuration, described in the Wiki the Manual mode is configured first. So I cannot understand how this could work every time. Because once Manual mode works correctly, what to do the the APM Stabilisation reaction is not correct?
I think there is a mistake in the WIKI:http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/APM2ReversingTop?wl=en
I think the good strategy to configure correctely the APM is the following:
Am I wrong ? Did I miss something ?
Manual mode passes the receiver signals straight through to the servos. The APM SW does not touch them at all.
The APM SW could be completely non-functional and manual mode will still let you fly the plane. This means you get your RC setup working in elevon mode and then adjust APM to suit.
That is obviously not as you tell, because changing parameters Reverse_Elevon1 or Reverse_Elevon2 changes the behaviour in manual mode.
In the code I can also see that the Reverse_Elevon# parameters are used in also in manual mode.
so APM SW does not pass the signal from the receiver straight to the servos, that is one thing I am sure.
If what you describe is the design, it is not implemented like this.