I am quite new to the arducopter project. I have flown traditional helis for 15 yrs so have a grasp of rc.
I have built an arducopter to carry my AP camera.
I am quite disapointed with the general stability of it .I have the uprated motors from J drones 30a esc's 12" props. GPS, sonar, mag
I am not trying to carry a camera yet !
I am fully updated on the APM and mission planner. I re-set everthing after updating Running standard PID s and settings
My main problem is when I select alt hold at 1 meter it is OK for a bit then it climbs and does not stop !
If I select alt hold at 6m it climbs straight away and does not stop, when loiter is selected the copter hesitates for 3 seconds then tips about 30 degrees and is off! I have to go back to stabilise a bit quick!
The other problem is when in stabilise it is OK if a little nervous but then it occationally angles over and crashes with no control, but not the same as it did when I lost a motor on two different occations.
I also crashed when it just tipped from about 3 feet having lost lift on one motor due to an esc failing lots of smoke.
I have checked all in settings cli many times its leveled ( but still wants to wander back and left when in stabilise mode.
I have had a 10 day saga of xbee conection problems I have reprogramed many times Jani has reprogramed them , they are ok for about two flights then will not connect.
I am sorry to ask so many questions but it really seems hopless regarding ever being able to do AP with my arducopter.
Can anyone say they would mount a $1000 camera on their arducopter and fly it with confidence?
If so please let me know and please has anyone got any ideas about any of my many issues?
Thanks for reading this Nick Wadman :(