Help, my arducopter is possesed!

After a minor crash I've fixed my hexa copter but in MAVLink under flight data, in the status tab, roll, pitch, and especially yaw are changing wildly. The horizon in the flight hud jumps all over, including upside down!.  I have downloaded new firmware, recalibrated the transmitter, calibrated the compass, leveled the hexacopter and it still does the same thing. Also, it doesn't really seem to respond to movement either, or the values change so rapidly that I can not see the changes for movement. My APM 2.5 is wired correctly according to the recent post on connections. I'm not sure where to go from here. Is my APM trashed? Oh, i've tried monitoring with both 3DR radio and USB connections, too.





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  • Im having the same sort of issue, but this APM 2.5 is yet to actually fly, its brand new fitted to the air frame. Calibrated everything, yet the hud jumps all over the place sat on the desk. 

    When i first installed the firmware it was sat on the desk and the hud was fine. That was 2.8.1 I think, now it has 2.9 on it.

    Guessing its not a good idea to fly it like this. 

  • You might want to give this a shot. Use the CLI to reset and erase the eeprom and reload the firmware.

    I had the same problem of my new quad APM2.5 crashing causing the gyros and magnetometer go out of whack, same thing no physical damage though I suspect the heavy G forces during the crash caused something weird to happen. My dealer Yovi, helped by erasing eeprom and reloading the firmware and that fixed the board. He also advised me that if I want to update my firmware, it is a good idea to erase the eeprom before doing it.

    Hope this works for you! Cheers!

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