I have a new Arducopter running 2.9.1 that flew a few times after being put together. It started bucking wildly in flight and now won't take off, it just flips over.
Has anyone ever seen this? I have checked my connections, calibrated the ESC's a number of times, set the compass, but it still wants to take off and flip over backwards...if I give it a little throttle the front end picks up long before the back.
I can compensate with controls but it never used to do this.
Anyone have any ideas?
APM is facing forward, checked prop rotation numerous times, set for X type. What do you mean by "level"...in the mission planner? I have done that numerous times as well. I have read of another way to level the copter with the battery plugged in...hold left yaw for ~20 seconds...is that right?
I don't remember the artificial horizon doing weird things but I will certainly have a look to see if that is happening. I have checked all of the wires..to the point of disconnecting everything and attaching it all again.
I can fly the helicopter but with serious stick manipulation, it just won't take off any more.
Is there a hard reset back to factory that I can do and then try updating all of my software again?
So after testing and re-testing the propeller directions, calibrating the ESC's, leveling, etc. I finally went the route of a hard reset and re-installed the system. I then went about manually testing and calibrating everything via the CLI.
Long story short...the copter is in the air again and working like a champ. I also came across a helpful tip to always disarm and level from the remote when I am done flying.
Thank you for all of the help from the awesome community here.
Up next, upgrading to a hex as we can't life enough video/camera gear with a quad.
is there any repair I can do to the gyro if this is the case? I am having this same problem and on the MP the artificial horizon is doing weird things!
Once you have gyro damage there is not a lot you can do except order a new board.
Had it happen a couple of times after crashing.
Sean: Glad you were able to get everything resolved! Thanks for sharing your lessons.
Sean, could you please explain this again, see below between " "? I have exactly same issue as you, I did repeat many of your steps, not success on the last 2 weeks... My artificial is not looking weird.
I really want to fly again...
Explain this in more details or maybe some other hints.
Also I would like to know how do you test the Gyro.
Should be at some moment something which declick the fix...
"always disarm and level from the remote when I am done flying"