I have a few basic questions about setting different throttle positions in the mission planner. For example, if I am in straight and level flight I probably only need about 50% power. If I'm in a climb than I probably need 80 to 100 percent, and descending probably 0%. How are these set up in the mission planner? I see the list of general commands but I'm failing to see where I would adjust throttle settings for the different phases of my flight plan. Are there any good youtube videos taking you through the flight planning process? If anyone can help with these questions or point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
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Dave, I'm a noobie to the APM 2 but I believe the autopilot will vary the throttle automatically to try and achieve the required altitude. Needless to say there is no way to simulate this.
Check all the parameter menus as I recall a couple of throtttle limit options in there.
There is a lot to learn with the APM2 but then it sure does a lot too.
Thanks for the reply. I wish I would have waited to get the APM 2 but we didn't want to wait the 4 weeks to get it. We got our APM 1 in three days. I'll take a look at the parameters for throttle settings. What plane will you be putting your APM in. I'll be doing some initial test on a Horizon Super Cub but they put it in my SkyWalker. Thanks again for the response.
Do you have pito tube speed sensor fitted, doesn't this control the throttle and try to maintain a predetermined airspeed, applying more throttle to maintain speed whilst climbing and reducing throttle when diving.
Don't you just dial in the airspeed that you want for any leg of your mission and let APM control the throttle via the speed sensor.
Currently I do not have a pitot static sensor. I will be upgrading to this shortly. Thanks for your input.