I am posting this hoping to give some mouthwatering to all you Multicopter addicts!
The DEV Team is working really hard to get up with a new release of the current Arducopter.
I was brave enough (toghether with other testers like Marco!) to try an (almost) totally untested clone from Tridge repo this Sunday.
The new DCM updates and the refined attitude control laws seems to be very promising.
The test were done with a Mini Quad (40cm), Medium Quad (55cm.) and a Hexa (65cm.)
Wether conditions were almost perfect (a little wind while flying mini quad), but it was dusk, so lightining conditions were not at the best.
This was the most stable flying copter I ever had. Controls were precise and reactive, but still giving a rock solid stability feeling. No drift even after very hard flying and an almost no hands with only STABILIZE mode.
All this was flown with only STABILIZE, no other mode was tested as it was out of my scope.
Please beware that this is an untested and not supported version. The current version in the repo has changed so I cannot guarantee that the flight will be the same. You need to know GIT, Arduino and other stuff to make it work.
Please be patient and wait for the official release, or if you want to test take your own risks.