ArduPilot Mega Stabilize mode work work

At this point, I am just trying to get the ArduPilot Mega to operate successfully in stabilize mode.

 

If I have the USB attached to the IMU board and open up the CLI, when I switch into stabilize mode, it works just as it should. However, if just power it up without the USB connection, manual mode works but not stabilize. I have a feeling like I am missing a subtle but important step but I have combed through the manual and can't seem to find a solution.

    These are the exact steps i am taking and the results

1. Make sure DIP switch it is flight mode

2. Turn on TX with the switch in manual mode

3. Attach battery to the ESC (which is powering the APM)

     - TX/RX bind successfully

4. Hit reset (for GPS, thought I'm indoors so the GPS doesn't find a lock)

5. Wait for the gyro to set

     - The 3 lights blink for a while and eventually just the middle light remains on

6. Move the stick to make sure manual mode is working

     - It works fine

7. Flip the switch to go into Stabilize mode

     - If I don't move the IMU at all none of the control surfaces move and the middle light remains on

8. Tilt the IMU around

     - The control surfaces will jerk for a split second and then stop. Then the gyro lights will start blinking again as if they do when you first turn the board on.

9. I turn it off frustrated

 

It baffles me since the stabilize mode will work when attached with USB

 

I am using ArduPilot Mega v1.02

 

Thank you for any input.

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

Join diydrones

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • It sounds like a brownout condition. not sure how old your APM is, but if you can, check the APM board fuse settings. Here one of the threads on it. else check your maintaing good esc. I've removed the solderblob and now power APM seperatly with VIN port on APM board. so that the servos cant kill or reboot the APM in flight if one dies or gets stuck.

    http://www.diydrones.com/forum/topics/apm-dancing-servos-mux-issue?...

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…