I've been trying to figure out a bug with my new quadcopter and was hoping for some help from the community.  When I attempt to move the copter forward, it goes backward.  (Not sure, but I believe this is called the elevator or pitch.)

I'm new to multicopters and new to RC in general, so I've been struggling to understand where the problem is.

I double-checked that the receiver cables are plugged into the APM board correctly.  I also checked my controller (Turnigy 9XR), and the settings seem correct (to my limited knowledge).  However, this is my first RC controller and transmitter, so the problem certainly could be from the controller.  I made sure on my controller that the aileron, elevator, etc. were not set to reversed.  

Any thoughts on what's going on or where I might start looking to fix this?

Thanks!!

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  • Thanks - same exact problem

  • If everything else is correct, it should be as simple as reversing the servo direction on the pitch (AKA elevator) channel of your transmitter.

    Again, that's IF everything else is correct. Sometimes you need to reverse a channel or two in order to get everything working correctly. I did on my Futaba transmitter. IIRC I had to reverse the throttle and the pitch, but yours may be (and probably is) different.

    Hope this helps.

  • 3D Robotics

    Just reverse the "elevator" channel on your RC controller. They're all different, so it's normal to have to reverse one or two of them. 

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