APM 2.0 lock-up causes crash?

I received my APM 2.0 a couple of months ago.  On my maiden flight, I was having some trouble flying in stabilize mode.  I switched back to manual, and the plane promptly went belly up and straight into the ground.  I built a new airframe and began testing some things the other day.  I found that, while in stabilize mode, the whole system will lock up for 2-3 seconds when I manually activate the control surfaces.  Sometimes, when I put it back in manual mode, the left aileron will shoot straight up.  I believe this is what caused my initial crash.  Has anyone experienced this sort of problem, and was there a solution?  I am a  little concerned about putting it back in the air with it doing this on the ground.

Thanks,

Brian

You need to be a member of diydrones to add comments!

Join diydrones

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • Just saw this at Hobby King and started to think..  would this be helpful in supplying a stable power supply to the APM2?

    just curious..  also could it hurt anything to plug this into the output rail just to see?  the specs say 

    The Turnigy Voltage Protector helps prevent your receiver from dropping below its required operating voltage. This helps to eliminate "brown outs" and prevents your receiver from rebooting. It will also help reduced the load on your ESCs BEC and reduce the likelihood of glitching. Simply plug it in to any spare channel on your receiver.

    Operating Voltage : 3.2V - 11.1V (1s ~ 3s LiPo)
    Capacitor voltage: 16v
    Storage Capacity: 3300uf

    thanks

    3692549340?profile=original

  • @Brian

    Did you fly with std settings with the Rtl and auto flights
  • I have the same issue. The lockup can happen in manual or stabilize mode. I can duplicate the problem by rocking the board back and forth when I'm testing on the workbench. It would freeze up and then a minute later or something it will return back to normal.

This reply was deleted.

Activity

DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @chr1sa: Donkeycar 4.4 released with tons of new features, including path learning (useful with GPS outdoors), better Web and Lidar supp…
Nov 27, 2022
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @NXP: We are already biting our nails in anticipation of the #NXPCupEMEA challenge! 😉 Did you know there are great cash prizes to be won…
Nov 24, 2022
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @gclue_akira: レースまであと3日。今回のコースは激ムズかも。あと一歩 #jetracer https://t.co/GKcEjImQ3t
Nov 24, 2022
DIY Robocars via Twitter
UC Berkeley's DIY robocar program https://roar.berkeley.edu/
Nov 24, 2022
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @chr1sa: The next @DIYRobocars autonomous car race at @circuitlaunch will be on Sat, Dec 10. Thrills, spills and a Brazilian BBQ. Fun…
Nov 24, 2022
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @arthiak_tc: Donkey car platform ... Still training uses behavioral cloning #TCXpo #diyrobocar @OttawaAVGroup https://t.co/PHBYwlFlnE
Nov 20, 2022
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @emurmur77: Points for style. @donkeycar racing in @diyrobocars at @UCSDJacobs thanks @chr1sa for taking the video. https://t.co/Y2hMyj1…
Nov 20, 2022
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @SmallpixelCar: Going to @diyrobocars race at @UCSDJacobs https://t.co/Rrf9vDJ8TJ
Nov 8, 2022
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @SmallpixelCar: Race @diyrobocars at @UCSDJacobs thanks @chr1sa for taking the video. https://t.co/kK686Hb9Ej
Nov 8, 2022
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @PiWarsRobotics: Presenting: the Hacky Racers Robotic Racing Series in collaboration with #PiWars. Find out more and register your inter…
Oct 23, 2022
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @Hacky_Racers: There will be three classes at this event: A4, A2, and Hacky Racer! A4 and A2 are based around UK paper sizing and existi…
Oct 23, 2022
DIY Robocars via Twitter
Oct 23, 2022
DIY Robocars via Twitter
Oct 19, 2022
DIY Robocars via Twitter
Oct 18, 2022
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @NeaveEng: Calling all UK based folks interested in @diyrobocars, @f1tenth, @donkey_car, and similar robot racing competitions! @hacky_r…
Oct 13, 2022
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @araffin2: 🏎️ After hours of video editing, I'm happy to share a best of my Twitch videos on learning to race with RL. 🏎️ Each part is…
Oct 13, 2022
More…