The planner has come a long way in the past year or so and I greatly appreciate all the work that the developers have put into the project. I would like to make a few minor suggestions that I feel…Continue
Is there a way to have the APM increase the throttle when flying into the wind to maintain a minimum ground speed?For example if the cruise throttle is 50% at 10m/s and the wind is 10m/s, when flying…Continue
It seems that I'm constantly having problems with my airspeed sensor and the values it reports when I'm at the field. However when I'm sitting in an enclosed room I run tests with a fan and…Continue
Ever since I upgraded to the v2.40 firmware my APM1 won't save its configuration/flight plan across reboots. I tried manually erasing the EEPROM and resetting to factory defaults, but that didn't…Continue
In an attempt to make a flight plan that will make it over a mountain peak and land in a valley, I have defined the following plan to command Ardupilot to loiter to a certain high altitude, traverse to another waypoint, then loiter safely down to another low altitude:
After some decent results described in my previous post regarding PID tuning for high winds: http://www.diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/pid-tuning-for-high-winds, I wanted to see what it would take to get the best possible flight path with the least amount of flight planning possible. The end result was a three waypoint 90degree corner, as shown below.
After a grossly failed attempt at fully automatic landing due to mild winds (luckily no damage), I decided to go back to the simulator and see what PID tuning is required to handle the harshest flyable wind conditions that I could throw at Ardupilot. Because I fly in the mountains and I'm interested in fully automatic take-off and landings, path following needs to be as accurate as possible.
Plane: Radio controlled PT60
Weather: Wind: 25kts at…Continue