Hi Folks,

I've read lost about FBW on the wiki, notably this article (https://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/FlightModesFlyByWire), which describes the mode as attitude control with manual throttle.

I'm using APM 2.4 and my FBW A runs my prop at 45% or so.  There are several places in the documentation where this is contradicted.  

What's going on here?  Is that prop supposed to spin or not?  I'd prefer it not to, honestly.  45% is a big waste of battery when you're already at altitude and you had some gliding in mind.

Is anyone else seeing this?

spag

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  • I would like to reiterate proper model safety,  When working with the electronics of any R/C aircraft, Ensure that all the propellers and blades are removed.  I learned that the hard way when a 250 Helicopter flew across my living room during radio setup.  I thought I disconnected 2 esc connections and apparently did not.... This was on a regular dumb R/C with no autopilot. 

  • I should mention a recent breakthrough on this issue--I reloaded the firmware to the board once again, with the same param file and FBW_A and Stabilize worked as described.  Not sure how that works... but it did.  I had the new incarnation of the plane in the air yesterday and it does what it should now.  Jack, try pushing the firmware to the board again... worked for me somehow.

  • This is a known problem.  

    Unfortunately the administration controls the WIKI, so it can't be changed until someone in power here decides to do it.

    Only one user so far has been injured by this faulty behavior, so it's not yet a priority to correct this in the manual or code.

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