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APM 2.6 450 Helicopter clone ALT Hold question

Started Jan 3 0 Replies

Thanks in advance.I have a 450 clone helicopter with a Tarot FBL head and APM 2.6, flying fairly well for just starting out, usually I am flying quads.. Question 1 can I use mission planner flight…Continue

Question about APM 2.8 mission planner flight modes and Flysky FS-T6 transmitter

Started this discussion. Last reply by William Billings Jun 22, 2016. 10 Replies

Thanks to all in advance for HelpTrying to setup up an APM 2.8 board, GPS, external compass quadcopter firmware V3.2.1 with a Flysky FS-T6 transmitter and Flysky FSR6B receiver.I am using the 4…Continue

 

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Randy replied to William Billings's discussion APM 450 Helicopter tuning in the group ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
"It may be better to get support on the ardupilot discourse server: http://discuss.ardupilot.org/c/arducopter/traditional-helicopter code for the APM2.6 is pretty old now.. >2years I think.  Best to get a more modern flight controller.…"
May 14
William Billings added a discussion to the group ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
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APM 450 Helicopter tuning

Thanks in advanceNewbie to APM helicopter and need some advice. I have used APM 2.6 and 2.8 board for a few years now on quads and tricopters. I have watched videos of APM helicopters flying waypoint missions with no input from the transmitter a they are smooth and steady, I cannot get mine to fly anything like that with me controlling the sticks? Actually heli with APM is only a small amount more stable than flybared? I am pretty much using stock parameters except in extended tuning Rate pitch…See More
May 13
David Boulanger replied to William Billings's discussion Using ALT HOLD with a helicopter in the group ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
"Tlog will be on your computer if you have flown while linked to Mission Planner via Telemetry.  You can then graph your acc x,y,z vibrations. INAV_Z will be in the full parameter list on Mission Planner. Honestly don't remember if 3.2.1 is…"
Apr 6
William Billings replied to William Billings's discussion Using ALT HOLD with a helicopter in the group ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
"Thanks David I have watched quite a few autonomous apm heli flights on youtube, that is shy I know it is doable, I just don't have it figured out? I run telemetry on my unit, not usb cable, so I cannot download a log file? I have tried to plug…"
Apr 6
David Boulanger replied to William Billings's discussion Using ALT HOLD with a helicopter in the group ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
"Also a number of autonomous test flights can be watched on youtube.  SWFDrones is the channel name.  Did a ROI that worked out very well as a test.  3.2.1 works very well once everything is set up properly."
Apr 5
David Boulanger replied to William Billings's discussion Using ALT HOLD with a helicopter in the group ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
"I have not tried simple mode.  I fly a 600 size Heli on 3.2.1.  Low head speed, spin blades, and a bit of weight with the various payloads.  You need to check your vibrations on the z axis to make sure they are not to high.  A…"
Apr 5
William Billings replied to William Billings's discussion Using ALT HOLD with a helicopter in the group ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
"David  Thanks again You seem like a experienced APM Helicopter user, Question have you tried Simple mode with Stablize flight mode? I have a GPS and Compass I could install if I thought it might work, I have had good luck with Simple mode with…"
Apr 5
William Billings replied to William Billings's discussion Using ALT HOLD with a helicopter in the group ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
Apr 5
David Boulanger replied to William Billings's discussion Using ALT HOLD with a helicopter in the group ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
"I run mine at .3 .  Try it with more altitude and be ready to switch back to stabilize and hit the collective.  It could also be some other parameters or a vibration issue.  Post a log and parameters and I'll have a look. …"
Apr 4
William Billings replied to William Billings's discussion Using ALT HOLD with a helicopter in the group ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
"David Thank you for reply I have tried THR_ACCEL_P with very bad results, mine is back to default 0.5 now and I am scared to try it again?  I had read on on a forum someone said to turn your THR_ACCEL_P down to 0.1, I tried this and as soon as…"
Apr 4
David Boulanger replied to William Billings's discussion Using ALT HOLD with a helicopter in the group ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
"Try turning down your THR_ACCEL_P.  What is it set at now?"
Apr 3
William Billings added a discussion to the group ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
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Using ALT HOLD with a helicopter

Thanks in advance for any HelpI have a Trex 450 clone, Tarot FBL head, APM 2.6 with v3.2.1 firmware, flysky 9X transmitter using heli1 setting.This unit is wired with the receiver ch3 connected to the APM ch8, and the receiver ch6 to APM ch3, unit flies pretty good with some parameter tweaking.Need help setting up ALT HOLD, could someone explain how I can set this up in mission planner for a helicopter, I do not know what I am doing wrong, I have used alt hold in Quads with no problem?I have…See More
Apr 3
William Billings replied to William Billings's discussion Can Stable Simple Mode be used with helicopter in the group ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
"Come on Guys there has to be someone who has tried this setup, need some advice?"
Mar 1
William Billings added a discussion to the group ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
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Can Stable Simple Mode be used with helicopter

Thanks in advanceTrex 450, Flybarless head, APM 2.6, Arducopter 3.2.1, Ublox 7 GPS with compass, flying fairly well with mostly stock settings.Question in mission planner flight modes can I use Stable with Simple mode with a helicopters?Does this work the same as with a 450 Quadcopter, as to direction unit is pointed does not make a difference to the controls?ThanksSee More
Feb 26
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APM 2.6 450 Helicopter clone ALT Hold question

Thanks in advance.I have a 450 clone helicopter with a Tarot FBL head and APM 2.6, flying fairly well for just starting out, usually I am flying quads.. Question 1 can I use mission planner flight mode ALT HOLD with this FBL helicopter setup with just a 50a ESC with no governor? Or is a ESC with a governor mandatory to maintain altitude hold or Loiter flight modes?Question 2 Just starting out with this helicopter and just wanting to maintain level hover for now,  but it seems that while trying…See More
Jan 3
William Billings replied to William Billings's discussion Question about APM 2.8 mission planner flight modes and Flysky FS-T6 transmitter
"Sorry I just realized the different numbered files I have are the same file taken at different times when tri is armed? I will upload 3 different time frames Thanks"
Jun 22, 2016

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Getting into quads and tricopters
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Not sure yet, just learning
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Kankakee, ill

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