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APM 2.5 Alternating Circle/Manual Mode

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Fitzgerald Nov 15, 2012. 3 Replies

 Retrieved logs from first flight/crash and found log shows APM  alternating between "Circle Mode" and "Manual mode"  Even at  beginning of flight, red below,  plane  banks hard to the right when log…Continue

 

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Scott Fitzgerald replied to Tim Wiwel's discussion APM 2.5 Alternating Circle/Manual Mode
"Dont know if it is related.  I am brand new to this.  I bought a used APM2 board from RC Groups, loaded up the firmware and set up the board on a low budget foamie for testing.  Static testing worked good.  While flying in…"
Nov 15, 2012
Tim Wiwel replied to Tim Wiwel's discussion APM 2.5 Alternating Circle/Manual Mode
"I did not have telemetry on this flight.   Plan to load defaults in the APM and use a Y cable instead of channel 5 and see what happens.  An interesting note on the Hitec Fusion 9, it has a built in fail safe that is set to bring all…"
Oct 18, 2012
Todd Nelson replied to Tim Wiwel's discussion APM 2.5 Alternating Circle/Manual Mode
"It appears to me like the APM was intermittently going into failsafe mode (Circle) then back to normal mode (Manual/Stab).  The only question is why was it entering failsafe?  As you said your Transmitter is assumed good, did you have…"
Oct 13, 2012
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APM 2.5 Alternating Circle/Manual Mode

 Retrieved logs from first flight/crash and found log shows APM  alternating between "Circle Mode" and "Manual mode"  Even at  beginning of flight, red below,  plane  banks hard to the right when log shows manual mode.  Plane ditched before flying over water.Any ideas what would cause this behavior? APM 2.5 programmed with Adruplane 2.65 under Mission Planner 1.2.12 mav 1.0.  Default settings plus channel 5 set to mode 4 for second aileron. Mode control set to channel 8 with 3 position switch…See More
Oct 12, 2012

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Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Dabbled in RC planes for the last ten yrs. Always wanted to fly a UAV and FPV. Wanted to build my own UAV from scratch but never found the time. Now that my son has interest in UAVs, the time has come to do it.
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Ralegh, NC

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