For some AUTO missions, failsafe needs to be disabled. When the mission prohibits heading towards home from any point (could hit a mountain) or is expected to fly beyond reliable control range. Even…Continue
"HS65 are a bit more prone to electrical noise when fed with 3v3 PWM. But all HS65 I am using, are used two by two for redundancy, and they were purchased at least 2 years ago, so todays servos may be different.
To really compare servo outputs,…"
"APM2.5 gives 5v PWM.
Check you servo bus voltage, if higher than 5.0v that will increase problems with sensing 3.3v as logic high.
To increase the voltage, you can use 2 transistors, or a servo buffer, servo extender or whatever the readymade…"
"depending on the case, connectors used/open - you can imagine that under certain flight angle, air will "blow" into bigger connector openings, giving a pressure increase, or the connectors can be on the rear of the airflow, giving a…"
"two major mistakes here:
1:you tried to blame it on the "autopilot" - Just realize that until you are very familiar with this advanced piece of technology, any mistakes, crashes, and failures are most likely to be a user error. …"
"if you use a canopy, (or anyway, based on the build) - leaning into "wind" generates a lower pressure "behind" - where APM is - this will make the barometric altimeter sense a pressure drop(= indicated altitude…"
"I did set up a taranis, I do not *own* one tho.
Anyway - in taranis, mixers - you delete the sticks /switches, and add them in proper order, that changes the PPM order.
In both cases , just look up "channel mapping" or similar phrase in…"
"winding errors in motors can do that, but most commonly it's too high load.
The smoke is the enamel insulation of the copper wires and/or epoxy used. - in any case - too much heat.
What motors are you using (brand, model, KV)? , what…"
"Note that when it "fails to climb" , near line 3000, and 3600 , in both cases your groundspeed is above 7.5m/s
the ability to maintain speed seems to be below 7m/s - also, remember that headwind reduces that number.
The priority of…"
I do not use Mission Planner, (works poorly on Linux due to .NET lock-in) , Using APM Planner, but if you can make it set an unsupported mode using simple GUI, (like a droplist)- that's a nasty bug. - you should report it…"