"Hi Chris ,
I am wanting to build my own autopilot during my holidays from April to June .
I have bought all the ardu components and was going to assemble them , but thought why not make a basic one myself , came across this and thought it might be a…"
"Never switch to auto when the plane is not flying. For ground testing you should unplug the motor.
The plane will try to climb and increase the throttle. This is normal behavior. As far as the spiraling
goes... make sure your transmitter is on with…"
"got time to test between exams , with a bit of tuning have been able to reverse the servos and the hand over take over is quite smooth between auto pilot and manual.
I operate with a Futaba 6 Exa RC and have assigned the manual to auto shift to…"
I loved the way the Easy Glider Pro flew but it had a Problem from the FPV Point of View it had a front Mounted Prop which was causing disturbances in the camera hence had 2 options1) Convert to twin Motor2) convert to pusher .Decided to go for the later after it had a horrific crash from around 60 ft directly into the ground nose first at full throttle . The Best part of MPX is you can build the plane back even after such crashes .SPECS: Wingspan: 71" (180.3cm)Length: 43.7" (112.3cm)Flying…See More
"Sorted out the Wing Flex by running an aluminium Round tube for the entire length as a SPAR instead of a short length as a wing joiner .
Made the Camera and Equipment Tray as a kind of a reverse aero foil of the wing below it for around 6- 8 inches…"
It is good to hear you finally have the Ardu pilot and got it going. Is the airframe different from the SPAD you had going earlier? The channels might be reversed in code and needs some tuning.. So check them first on the ground before…"
"I finally got the aurdu pilot fitted up , GPS Locked adjusted trims etc on my MPX Easy Cub .
Two observations :
1) When I switch to auto pilot the plane goes into full throttle and elevator goes full down even in the ground test .
2) Took off…"
"Thanks that was Prototype 2 the rudder is extra sensitive my feeling is that the sides of the Box are acting like vertical stabs which amplify the rudder movement in some way . So I am thinking of reducing the throws OR the Rudder area will try…"
Good work , do some more test , take some videos of test flight, to show both its stability( the flight in U tube wasn't looking stable enough with swings side to side . some dihidral might help) and for showing FPV quality etc…"