I recently purchased a Ardupilot Mega board and built a Hexacopter frame. I have been unable to get it to fly in stable mode or any mode that is. I have adjusted the PIDS and read everything on the…Continue
"Marc, Ensure you do not have any magnetic parts trays, or anything magnetic on your workbench, they will effect your sensor if too close! I had that happen to me for a while, it was very confusing till I moved it!"
I recently purchased a Ardupilot Mega board and built a Hexacopter frame. I have been unable to get it to fly in stable mode or any mode that is. I have adjusted the PIDS and read everything on the forums to fix this problem. It always wants to flip over on takeoff. I have noticed that in the newest ardupilot mega planner that when watching the RAW SENSOR VIEW that the Z Accel is always at -1000 when the others are at zero when it is level. When I put the copter on its side it then goes to…See More
"Your problem is that the ESC's are not calibrated to the throttle stick yet! I am using same motors and esc's in my hexacopter and they will calibrate with this automatic procedure found here: ESC Setup, when doing this don't forget…"
I'm a Computer Tech, Programmer, Hacker, Mechanic, Fabricator, Harley Rider. I have been in the RC world for over 30 years now. I have been racing RC cars with my kids for a very long time. My first RC Car had a Resistor with a servo wiper arm for the speed controller!
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I have several size electric RC Helis and now I'm building my first Multicopter, it will probably be a HexaCopter, planning to use ArduPilotMega to control it. I will learn to program micro-controllers building this. I expect to also build my own shield boards with the latest sensors to improve on the current ones!
San Antonio, Texas
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