I want to give Arducopter a 2nd. chance but need help. I recently bought a $4000 Droidworx Cinema Series Hexacopter and wanted to put Arducopter on it for my flight board. I purchased my board, xbee and gps and proceeded with my set up. As a precaution I also purchased a Gaui quad frame for use as a test dummy. After trying to run the mission planner which never work correctly and not knowing if the code was loaded correctly I tried to attempt a simple flight. It didn't go well. Off balance, wobbly, no real flight at all.
A little back ground about me, I am a pretty decent pilot and have flown almost everything out there and have crashed almost every type of aircraft out there, simulate every night, and I am not afraid of any situation that comes my way but I have to tell you, I attempt Arducopter and I scratch my head. I feel as if I am going to crash. If that happens then I want it to be my fault not software, so I can take something from it but when I can't trust the software that is operating my aircraft to work properly then I am at a loss. That is how I feel with Arducopter. There is no confidence that the Tx input I give it is what it is going to do. This programing may be all over my head and I may just be pissing in the wind but when I buy the Hoverfly Pro board and with simple software and a few gain adjustments I am flying with aggressiveness and confidence that I am not going to smash my $4000 aerial photography investment I feel that something is wrong. I may be naive but give me a break. If this system is being touted as the one to use because anything is possible then make it that way. So far I am not impressed and I don't have the time or money to waste my time smashing aircraft to get it right.
If anyone can help I would love to give Arducopter a 2nd chance. If not then I have the Ardupilot Mega,Media Tech GPS,Magnetometer soldered,Full 2 way Xbee Telemetry, $550 electronics set up for sale for $400 shipped obo.