I've got one of the new hexacopter kits from JDrones (nice kit Jani, BTW). I've got the copter assembled and I'm running some of the pre-flight tests, but I've run into some problems. Specifically, movement of the pitch stick results in the wrong motor response. If I push forward on the stick, the front motor spins faster. If I push backward on the stick, the back motor spins faster. I've verified the behavior using the "motors" command in the terminal of APM - forward stick makes the back motor spin up, back stick makes the front motor spin up. Roll seems to work exactly as it should (move right, right two motors spin up). Here's what I've checked for possible causes:
APM Planner verifies that when I push forward on stick, it is receiving a signal for forward on stick (pulse increases), so signal is not 'reversed'
I've double and triple checked that PDB is wired correctly (or at least as specified in the manual). Front motor is fed by output 1, rear motor is controlled by output 2 from
APM is facing the right direction - RC pins face motor controlled by channel 2.
Any thoughts as to what is causing the problem?
An obvious solution would be to just 'reverse' stick direction in either my TX or APM Planner setup, but I'm not sure what problems such a work-around may generate down the road.
Thanks in advance for any advice