I finally got around to testing out Ardupilot on a real flight. It was far too windy for a test flight and so was short and untidy. I'm now waiting for a calm day to get it tuned. I have an APM 2.5 installed in a HobbyKing Bixler 2.

There was some bad "porpoising" when I switched to auto. The pitch P value needs to be reduced though this is going to be time consuming with just myself at the field. The weather on Friday looks calmer so maybe I'll have another update soon.

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Comment by Dave Smith on April 17, 2014 at 7:01am
If you have wireless telemetry, it is not as bad as you think. I tuned mine by myself. Just set one of your modes in FBW-A and another to RTL or Loiter. When you need to make a change, loiter for a bit, send the write the new settings, and repeat.
Comment by UAS_Pilot on April 17, 2014 at 8:15am

Great work on getting your first APM plane in the air. The fun and addiction has begun.

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