Cool idea Randy! I'm sure this will be nice to have for troubleshooting sync problems.
I would like to try to determine the root cause of this, if possible. I have a fresh supply of spare parts I'd be willing to experiment with if anyone has a theory.
Sorry if this has been asked, but will I be able to initiate autotune with a 6 channel reciever connected via PPM SUM or will I have to connect it conventionally first and put channel 6 on the receiver to channel 7 on the APM?
Does your PPM SUM also contain just 6 channels?
I have been using the PPM SUM of a 4 channel receiver successfully- but it has 8 channels in the sum signal, so I could choose CH7 to invoke autotuning.
Did you check in mission planner if for Ch6 Opt "AutoTune" is also available?
If so I d assume it works also with a 6Ch sum signal.
Hope this helps
It's an ASSAN X8R6MP, I can't seem to confirm if it has more than 6 channels on the PPM out which is why I asked the question.
Frederik, I don't think that will be possible. There's no way to remap rc channels above channel 4.
Well I tested it out and it appears to have 8 channels on PPM SUM so that's a nice surprise!
Actually, if you don't use a PPM converter, but rather direct lines from the RC receiver to the APM, then just connect channel 6 on the receiver to channel 7 (or 8) on the APM and you're in business. If you use the PPM, you're out of luck.
8mins should be more than enough, are u sure that you didn't touch the sticks(repositioning your multi..) to much during autotune?or maybe servo on your tail is to slow?
I just tried the autotune this morning and got very good results, I do however also notice that the controls are now very sharp and responsive around the center position of the sticks.
I read that one solution would be to lower the Stabilize Roll/Pitch P values, traditionally on helis, when I got this feeling I usually added exponentials to the controls on the radio, wouldn't this be better compared to lowering the P values?
Is it advised in the manual to correct the position if a copter moves too far from the otiginal position during the autotune? So yes, I did use the sticks to stirr it back cople of times.