It seems after searching several sites that not many people are using a tricopter? and even less still with the new APM2.0? anyone got any advice, problems, PID settings that work well? mine is nearly there, RTL, Alt hold and Loiter seem to work o.k but only 70% of the time? when they dont work the copter just shoots off in a random direction until its nearly in the ground or out of controllable sight so I am a bit dubious to test it with waypoints e.t.c in case I never see it again? does the APM work better with other frames? any tips advice are very welcome...
Edit: After much studying all of the above problems were down to not understanding the code and how things work, I am pleased to say that I do now understand and have no issues with the board or software, and am glad to do things this way as I have learned alot and enjoyed the rewards..
i have an even worse siutation... i cant even do a lift off.... my y6 stays on the ground even at full trottle. dont know where the problem is.
its seems all people are doing a quadrocopter.... i did a y6 because i taught it would have better carry load capacity and more redundancy...
I have a y6 also, I am testing the APM2.0 on my homebuilt tricopter first before I use it on the y6. What was the procedure you used to set up your y6? I have only had the APM2.0 for two days, but perhaps I can help?
I am new to this... Apm assembled in last few days... i did everything as per manual. toorrow will test if it flies....
Good luck.. I am sure it will fly now the bottom props are the right way around.
I tested the y6. I cant get a proper vertical lift off. it lifts but it starts moving to the left once it is around one inch off the ground. do you have an idea where the problem lies....
Have you done level calibration in mission planner? this can sometimes happen if the copter thinks it is level when it is not?
i did.... but i found that my frame is not level... ie one skid is shorter then the other by 2mm. will correct it. do you have any pid settings?
Not for Y6? haven`t flown mine yet.. And the ones I use for the Tricopter I doubt will work? they still dont work for me yet.. I have to adjust them
ok Silly enough today i tried to connect the APM to the Pc and it doesn't want to connect. cable is good etc... its strange....
found the problem connection. electronic interference i guess. removed camera servo
My first tricopter had a KK board and now I try to mount the APM2, but can't find the option where I set two motors cw and one ccw, in the manual it says it's optional with no modification to the code, but can't find it in MP. Anyone around to help ? or are you flying it using the same direction for all props
It's the wiring to the motors that sets which direction they turn. Whichever way they turned with the KK, they'll turn the same way with the APM2.
The same APM code will work for either setup - all CCW props or CW/CCW at the front. The only difference will be that, in the all-CCW configuration, the tail will be tilted at a slight angle to counter the rotation of the front props.