Don't know if any of the Traditional Heli guys would be interested but i was thinking of making a list of PID numbers that work for each model of helicopter, Trex, Raptor, Shuttle and xcell in my case.
Might be worth posting your numbers here. it would at least give first timers a faster start time.
There are some others testing it. I'm intermittantly in touch with about 5 people. Hein from the ardupirates group is probably farthest along. This is probably against some traditional rule of etiquette that perhaps doesn't apply in this new age...but here is a video of him testing altitude hold with a barometer.
Great idea. Chris had the same idea in a more general sense and he made this blog post.
I think the idea is that you just post your file to that blog and chris will then copy them to this wiki page:
Malcolm Churn did an awesome Ardrucopter instructional Setup manual For Traditional Heli, Using Mission Planner and Ardruino programmer. Every step was mentioned clearly and any newbie like myself can follow this manual ( Thanks Malcolm). but when it came down to setting up the PID...The problems start. Trying to figure the list of settings and screen options for the settings in MP (configuration tab) its like reading a road map... this might seem like that to me cuase i am a newbie. And i think i am not alone, cuase following this forum i see alot of us are having problem trying to get the right setting...Is there an easier way to set the PID or get The PID for Traditional Heli....If there is please.......please ..please lead the the way....... i have been testing and scratching my head for a couple of days already....
i'm working as fast as i can to get the right PID values for a 600 / 50 size helicopter, there are a few others working on 700 / 90 size. I think randy will give you some values for a 450 size heli.
As soon as i get it in the air with some sensible values, i'll post them.
I'll also add to the manual a way to setup the PID values. But i need a little time to sort out mine.
Have to say thanks to mike for helping with the manual :)
Any luck with the 600 PID values? (Or have I missed a post including them somewhere?)
Thanks for all your efforts!
I think the PID values may not be that different from the 450. Robert Lefebvre has been flying with a trex 600 and my understanding is that he didn't need to change them much from the 450.
That's exactly what I wanted to hear!