I have had a 3D Robotics X8 for about a month now. I have been flying it in a large field near my neighborhood. I had just got it in the air in stabilize mode and was flying and moving about. I decided to get it up in the air a little and got the orientation out of wack and ended up over some trees. Well in went down and I have looked until dark and can't find it. I was connected via mission planner 2.0. So is their any way that I may be able to pull the last longitude and latitude settings from it? I am going back tomorrow to continue the search. Thanks
Thats what I did and it yielded no real info. I went out this morning with about 6 good friends and searched until I/we found it. I am now grounding this thing until I can understand fully what is going on. This is the second major crash for no reason that I can find. The last crash was due to a "possible" prop coming off. This time I have no idea because the tlog file has almost nothing on it. I am using windows 7 and APM 2.0. Once I get it working again I am not going to fly it over 30 feet and keep it in a huge field until I can feel confident at it is going to operate like it is suppose to. I am very very lucky that this thing went down and did not end up in a car windshield are something worse. I had it in an open field and like I said the orientation got off and then it went out of control. I have two other copters and this has happened to me and I have always been about to get it back in the right place. I wonder if it is possible to write new parameters into the unit? I only have what came with it from 3D robotics. Is that even needed? Anyway thanks for the reply.
APM planner. But I reviewed the logs in Mission planner. I think that I really need a mentor on this stuff I am missing info here and there and have many questions that I can't find the answers to. I am just going to take my flying down a couple of notches and go a lot more slower until I can figure out why this thing is acting so weird. I have two muticopters and a new build on the way so I can figure this out over the next month or so. I just don't trust the software any more.
Getting a ladybird is one of the best bits of advice anybody starting out can get. Why not attach a log file here so others can have a look.
Time for ladybirding before flying anything over a 450 quad! Why risk an expensive X8 before being 120% able to bring someting back safely in stabilize? By the way: "This is the second major crash for no reason that I can find". I hope you know the reason for the second crash now.
Lowering expectations a bit and continue training with an appropriate machine. You will so much more enjoy your bigger copter in the end.
Yes been flying a blade the small MQX for about six months now. I have a Muti copter recon with a naza flight system and have had some issues but not much. My last crash I was in auto pilot and I think that a prop came off and cause it to crash. This was a little be more of a crash. The log was only 143kb and did not show anything past arming. The first flight the log was a bit bigger. But still this was before the incident. Thanks Reto for the tips. I have attached two file one before the crash and the other during which has very little info.
Thanks for the advise.
Hey thats a great idea! My only concern is the harness from the gps to the mag compass was cut so I am not sure if i can just plug the usb into the AMP unit and get the data. Is it okay to plug in or should I hold out until the parts arrive to pull the data off of the unit?