Hello to you all,
I have run into an issue with the auto flight mode, when I put the plane into auto mode the plane will turn towards the first waypoint but will start to descend (approx 50 meters up at that point). I had let the plane go as long as I could to see if it would recover to level flight, about 10 meters from the ground I had to take back control as it did not look like it would.
I tried the other mode, which is stabilisation, this worked very well in today’s flight that was in 10 mph+ gusts of wind, so I know that the APM is working very well.
This makes me think that there was an issue with the altitudes set in the planner, so I started at the beginning with the planner, I set the home location and checked that there was a home altitude set (approx 90 meters home alt), I checked the verify altitude box and had no red boxes showing (WP's all set at about 40-50 meters), sent the plane up again, the same happened, stabilisation was fine but auto would turn the correct direction and descend.
I then started over again, set the altitude of the WP's to some 150 meters (first flights 40-50 meters) to see if this would change the decent activities, and however it did not.
I'm confused to why this would be, it is only a guess, however I think there might be a miscommunication on the starting altitude so the plane thinks it is way to high at the start of the flight in the auto mode, then starts its decent to the first way point.
Any thoughts or ideas what to check or try?