I am new to the Ardu world, I just put together my first APM25 based quad. It flys great in stabilize mode and althold work great. In loiter and position mode, not so great. It seems to be being controlled by the controller because I have to kind of fight it to keep it in front of me. I should say, at times it seems to loiter fine, just not for long, it seems to me it is picking random coordinates to go to, or it will kind of walk around getting farther and farther away.
I am still very new at this and learning, I haven't learned how to log flights yet or pretty much anything with the flight planner except for basic setup. I did change the loiter radius to 1 meter, I also enabled gpslock. I do get a 3dfix in the flight data screen and in the osd it shows lock.
I am kind of thinking noise, I know it is not from the a/v tx because it did the same thing before I installed the a/v tx. I am kind of thinking maybe noise from the esc's. I ordered some new esc and bec to try.
After reading around in the forum, it seems people were having the magnetic declination
set wrong. I am using the option to automatically set the Magnetic declination by flying round. I did try to set this manually but it wont seem to take my settings
I get this form the site
"Magnetic declination: 0° -54' EAST
Declination is POSITIVE"
the site shows it is -54 but says positive, when I enter the "-" (minus) sign in front of the 54 it wont take in my settings in the planner. how should I enter the values given?
thanks for any help,