Hi,

I am currently running Arducopter 3.1.4 on an APM 2.6 and i can't get my quad to liftoff.

I've done all the calibrations,and have calibrated the ESCs (together) ,have a GPS lock (solid blue light), and can arm and disarm. However, then i arm the APM, and then rev the throttle, i get a very anemic start when 2 motors will slowly sputter to life and start slowly spinning after roughly 3 - 6 seconds, and after another 3 seconds or so, a 3rd motor starts spinning.However, this is as far as it goes, and the 4th motor doesn't start spinning at all.

However, when i make the quad yaw,pitch and roll using my transmitter, the 4th motor will react and spin accordingly, but when i release everything and just leave the throttle running, the 4th motor doesn't spin.

Furthermore, when i pick up the quad in my hands(propellors off) and manually tilt my quad in stabilise mode, the all the motors(4th) included will spin accordingly as they are tilted.

From the logs i got, i seem to be having trouble with GPS(Even with the solid blue light on), and problems with Magnetic interefence with the compass....? I am using the quad in an open space, so i'm not too sure what else i can do for the GPS. I currently have my compass mounted on a stand, and may consider lengthening the stand to further put it out of reach of any interference.However, i do not think the errors im getting would result in my throttle never exceeding 20%, which is what my main problem is, and is something i do not know how to solve.

I've tried uploading the .log files but i got the error message xml extensions not accepted as it cold be a possible attack vector. I would be glad to upload my loags if anone could tell me how to do so.

Any help or opinions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

P.S. When i run an auto analysis of the log files ( i have no idea how to do a manual analysis), i get the following :-

1st Log

Size (kb) 255.0927734375
No of lines 4010
Duration 0:00:43
Vehicletype ArduCopter
Firmware Version V3.1.4
Firmware Hash ca0652fe
Hardware Type APM 2
Free Mem 1171
Skipped Lines 0

Test: Autotune = UNKNOWN - No ATUN log data
Test: Balance/Twist = GOOD - 
Test: Brownout = GOOD - 
Test: Compass = FAIL - COMPASS_OFS_X not found
Test: Dupe Log Data = GOOD - 
Test: Empty = FAIL - Empty log? Throttle never above 20%
Test: Event/Failsafe = GOOD - 
Test: GPS = WARN - Min satellites: 5, Max HDop: 2.64
Test: IMU Mismatch = NA - 
Test: Parameters = FAIL - MAG_ENABLE not found
Test: PM = GOOD - 
Test: Pitch/Roll = GOOD - 
Test: Thrust = GOOD - 
Test: VCC = GOOD - 

2nd Log
Log File C:/Program Files (x86)/Mission Planner/logs/2015-02-15 17-37-36.log
Size (kb) 2763.1533203125
No of lines 43091
Duration 0:08:28
Vehicletype ArduCopter
Firmware Version V3.1.4
Firmware Hash ca0652fe
Hardware Type APM 2
Free Mem 963
Skipped Lines 0

Test: Autotune = UNKNOWN - No ATUN log data
Test: Balance/Twist = GOOD - 
Test: Brownout = GOOD - 
Test: Compass = GOOD - mag_field interference within limits (5.48%)

Test: Dupe Log Data = GOOD - 
Test: Empty = FAIL - Empty log? Throttle never above 20%
Test: Event/Failsafe = GOOD - 
Test: GPS = FAIL - Min satellites: 4, Max HDop: 15.04
Test: IMU Mismatch = NA - 
Test: Parameters = GOOD - 
Test: PM = GOOD - 
Test: Pitch/Roll = GOOD - 
Test: Thrust = GOOD - 
Test: VCC = GOOD - 

3rd Log
Log File C:/Program Files (x86)/Mission Planner/logs/2015-02-15 17-48-57.log
Size (kb) 918.6220703125
No of lines 14522
Duration 0:02:33
Vehicletype ArduCopter
Firmware Version V3.1.4
Firmware Hash ca0652fe
Hardware Type APM 2
Free Mem 955
Skipped Lines 0

Test: Autotune = UNKNOWN - No ATUN log data
Test: Balance/Twist = GOOD - 
Test: Brownout = GOOD - 
Test: Compass = FAIL - Large change in mag_field (73.25%)

Test: Dupe Log Data = GOOD - 
Test: Empty = FAIL - Empty log? Throttle never above 20%
Test: Event/Failsafe = FAIL - ERRs found: FS_BATT GPS_GLITCH 
Test: GPS = FAIL - GPS glitch errors found (1)
Min satellites: 5, Max HDop: 2.46
Test: IMU Mismatch = NA - 
Test: Parameters = GOOD - 
Test: PM = GOOD - 
Test: Pitch/Roll = GOOD - 
Test: Thrust = GOOD - 
Test: VCC = GOOD - 

4th Log
Log File C:/Program Files (x86)/Mission Planner/logs/2015-02-15 17-53-09.log
Size (kb) 1117.650390625
No of lines 17418
Duration 0:03:08
Vehicletype ArduCopter
Firmware Version V3.1.4
Firmware Hash ca0652fe
Hardware Type APM 2
Free Mem 951
Skipped Lines 0

Test: Autotune = UNKNOWN - No ATUN log data
Test: Balance/Twist = GOOD - 
Test: Brownout = GOOD - 
Test: Compass = FAIL - Large change in mag_field (83.74%)

Test: Dupe Log Data = GOOD - 
Test: Empty = FAIL - Empty log? Throttle never above 20%
Test: Event/Failsafe = FAIL - ERR found: FS_BATT 
Test: GPS = WARN - Min satellites: 5, Max HDop: 2.36
Test: IMU Mismatch = NA - 
Test: Parameters = GOOD - 
Test: PM = GOOD - 
Test: Pitch/Roll = GOOD - 
Test: Thrust = GOOD - 
Test: VCC = GOOD -

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