ArduCopter v2.4.1:beta test flight of LOITER (GPS Position Hold)
Here a video of a LOITER test flight of the firmware ArduCopter v2.4.1 (beta) with the latest fix on STAB_D and Throttle.
This version tested include the auto-land mod XP2
Today, I have done a lot of tests flights with the firmware ArduCopter v2.4.2 official GIT (version released on March 11,2012).
Frame: Quadcopter X F450 DJI Flame Wheel with ArduPilot Mega v2.0
LOITER mode (GPS position hold) tested with a 13 Km/h wind blowing from the right and gusting 20 km/h.
- In spite of the wind blowing from the right and the gusting conditions, the quadcopter is able to maintain its GPS position,
- There is no drift observed on roll, pitch, yaw axis after a full flight of about 10 minutes (Thanks to Tridge...),
- The altitude hold and the throttle management is now correct and the quadcopter is able to maintain its baro altitude without any bumps (Thanks to Jason...)
- I have also tested fast speed translations and the angle of pitch is maintained and remains stable.
The tested version is an original version currently on the official GIT and not a modified version.
I really enjoy to fly with this version. Below my tested PID param file used with my F450 quadcopter
Here a video of a test flight of the ArduCopter v2.5 firmware (offical GIT version Revision:1ed94f0064f5) done with a F450 DJI Flame Wheel quadcopter and the ArduPilot Mega v2 board.
There was a medium wind of 21 Km/h blowing and gusting from the left. You will see that the Loiter mode works well and that the quadcopter is able to fight itself against the strong gusts. In some others tests flights, I have also tested the RTL, super simple mode and off course the stabilize mode without any problem.