Super simple mode is useful for flying large distances in big areas. If you enable it, your simple mode orientation will recalibrate based on the angle of home to the copter. Warning, you must have GPS and a solid lock before flying for this mode to work properly. If you get lock in the air, your home will become that random location. If that happens, simply land.
OK, I read that in the wiki pages, and your comment above, but it still not clear about changing the pilot's orientation during the flight.
Assuming a good GPS lock was obtained before takeoff, does this mean I can face any direction, and if I pitch down the bird will fly back to my/its HOME location?
>>Example: using flying with mode: STABILIZE/ SIMPLE / SUPER SIMPLE - if I set up facing north, fly the bird to the north, then during the flight the copter flies behind me (which is south) can I turn around and face the south, see the copter, and use the PITCH BACK to still bring it back to me? Or will changing directions to face south plunge my quad into oblivion (cause my orientation would probably be lots).
hi, what is this super simple mode you speak of
In Super Simple, the pilot orientation is along a line from the Home location to the current location. So, regardless of where the quad is in relation to Home, if you pitch forward, the quad will fly directly away from Home and if you pitch back, it will fly directly back towards Home.
OK, that helps clarify a little more.
The wiki could be updated to be more clear on this. After the initial WARNING about SIMPLE MODE pilot orientation having to stay the same way, puts the fear of god in us all. Then SUPER SIMPLE, in reality does not have that requirement. That is some good-to-know information that should be spelled out.
I think I fell into the super simple trap. See photo. After waiting for the 3D lock on my quad I armed the unit. The problem is the GPS was still about 10M away from my real home location. after flying around in stabilized mode I switched to alt hold super simple. By this time the GPS had corrected and had shifted. in super simple mode I hovered and made some 360s and then decided to do a slow rotation around myself keeping the nose away from myself. As i drew closer to the original lock point the controls became all mixed up and I lost control and crashed. When analyzing the log data it indicated to me that I drove it into the ground when relay I was trying to save it. It was not until I reviewed the kmz file at the same time and this conversation that I put it all together.