I met up with martin today (buildyourowndrone.co.uk) to take some video of my Arducopter Traditional Heli and his Quad.
I have got rid of all the wobbles and oscillations, After a few days of talking to randy, he made some changes to the code in the trunk (svn?) you will have to excuse my ignorance. I uploaded it and could see that the changes he made had drastically reduced the swash plate jitters.
I am now only working on the stabilise mode just so that i can get near to setting the full gps hold.
The swash plate is set for full 10 degree cyclic, and the collective pitch is +10 - 10 which gives really good control, as much as i would normally run in my other Helicopters. When flying you will see that when i come hard off the cyclic there is a small bounce but nothing to worry about as the swash levels itself. I think even in a steep dive the APM would level it with no problem at all.
So the next job tomorrow is loiter mode (gps + altitude hold).
To any one who is thinking of using the APM in a Engine helicopter, i would have no problem fitting it, just make sure you use gyro pads to insulate the viabrations. I'll be installing one into my SpectraG camera ship.
Martin brought his Quad to the field, i was really impressed with how it flew in the windy conditions.
I may well have to invest in one once my helicopter is finally sorted out.
Thanks to Randy for all his hard work with the code and also to martin :)