Warning #1: Compass calibration and reducing interference is far more important than with 2.9.1b
Warning #2: GPS glitches can cause sudden and aggressive position changes while in loiter mode. You may wish to reduce the Loiter PID P to 0.5 (from 1.0) to reduce aggressiveness (see image below of where this gain can be found in mission planner).
Warning #3: optical flow is not supported but will be back in the next release (AC-3.0.2 or AC-3.1.0).
Warning #4: loiter turns does not maintain altitude. This bug will be fixed in AC-3.0.2.
Warning #5: This release has only been lightly tested on Traditional Helicopters.
Improvements over 2.9.1b include:
WPNAV_SPEED, WPNAV_SPEED_UP, WPNAV_SPEED_DN, WPNAV_ACCEL allows configuring speeds and acceleration during missions
How to upgrade:
1. Make sure you are using Mission Planner 1.2.59 or newer (get it here)
2. Click on the MissionPlanner's Hardware, Install Firmware screen. The version numbers should appear as "ArduCopter-3.0.1", then click the appropriate frame icon and it should upgrade as per usual.
3. Reduce the Loiter and Alt Hold PIDs if you have modified them from the defaults. The modified PID values for the 3DR frame can be seen in the image below.
Note: Nav parameters have been combined with Loiter so do not be concerned if you can't find them.
5. Try out the new version in stabilize mode first, then alt-hold, then loiter and finally RTL and Auto.
Numerous How-To videos are available:
Special Thanks to Marco, DaveC and the large number of testers on the pre-release thread who put their copters at risk during the extended testing period. Some of their videos can be found here, here, here, here, here and here. Thanks also to MichaelO for the MP changes required for this release.
All feedback welcome. Please put your questions, comments (good and bad!) below.
I don't know about polarize before,,, i'll try external compass,,
I didn't see toilet bowling yet when LOITER mode,,
I always calibrating (except motor) before fly..
No, but it'll be fixed for -rc4 which should be out in about a week. The fix is here.
Wrong, besides the fact that you mentioned above the ESC's will also get confused....we actually use and IC and ramp smoothly and slowly
The Final boards are being assembled and will be tested thoroughly by myself, Joe and Neal to insure fit, form and function. As for the copper the boards will be tested at 200Amps 6S
I have to say, having 9v instead of 12v will stop my buying it. I have so much FPV gear that wants 12v so I will give it that. With the puny Uk legal Vtx power limit I dont want to loose a single mW.
I strongly suggest a 12/9 switch or something.
Great news for autotuning! Can we get some additional guidelines for testing this option? From which flight mode to start it, how to activate it, etc
Is it possible for someone to code "Auto Land" a an option for Channel 7 in the Mission Planner? I feel this option should be there as an option.
All of the FPV equipment I have runs on 12v. 9v won't do it for me either...
I think the only possible option is RTL or Return To Land.
Instructions here: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/drones-discuss/I...
Please answer my question.