Over the past eight months I have been reading and studying the multicopter world in the interest of building a professional level hexacopter for airal video and still photography. Around six months…Continue
"When choosing components for your project you must first use a program like ecalc.ch to estimate the performance of the system and provide predictions of the flight time, current, throttle at hover, and much more. It sounds like you currently…"
"Your first flight was totally in "position hold" mode? You need to start with stabilize mode, then move to alt hold mode, then to loiter. Only in this order can you really judge performance.
Until you succeed with completing…"
"See my comments on this post , previous page.
Voltage Lag is a potential cause of your problem. A good review of your logs can confirm or deny this. Compare the battery voltage and current over time. As current go's up voltage…"
"Hard to tell if the values are to high (creating oscillation) or to low (inadequate reaction from the controller).
When I was getting off the ground I adjusted stabilized roll and pitch no more than 1.0 for each attempt. Try upping the values…"
"I have a heavy Y6, 7.5KG. I had major problems taking off for my first flight. The tendency to flip or do some other unwanted action was potentially very dangerous. I needed to raise stabilize P just to get off the ground.…"
"Have you managed to complete Autotune? This is a common problem with the first flight.
If you are unable to achieve stable flight in Althold, required for Autotune, then try increasing the "stabilize P" value by a small bit,…"
"Well a bad power module is better than voltage lag creating your problem.
Have you measured your current during a flight from an independent source?
Why are you using 70A esc's when you hover at 10A?"
"Martin, the "jump start" seems to work for most, however, I have found that with a heavy lift beast anything fast during the maiden flight is terrifying. some manual tuning is needed prior to being airborne.
Evan, has 70A esc's…"
I don't understand why you are not using a prop/ battery calculator like ecalc.ch
With very little learning curve you can have a reasonable estimate of everything you need to know.
The site has lots of data for specific battery, motors,…"
The selection of the motors, battery, and props, is fundamental. If you get it wrong all your efforts are for nothing.
I seriously recommend you use a prop and motor calculator like ecalc.ch, it does have a bit of a learning curve, and,…"
I'm not an expert, and I don't use Apmplanner2, however, these are my thoughts. Since your motors spin up I'll put the esc issue aside for now.
In Mission Planner RC calibration screen, you should see a full range of…"
I also have a large homebuilt Y6 with a 2 axis gimble with the storm 32 board. I still struggle with shake in the video.
I don't think your shake is too bad. To improve the shake I would not look at the storm 32 PID's…"