I'm using Andropilot to control different platforms:
- Arducopter on APM
- Arducopter 32 on VRBRAIN
- MegaPirateNG on CRIUS AIO Pro
Ardupilot works great on all the platforms but Follow Me / Lead It functions seems to have problems with version 3.x
On all the platform Follow Me was working perfectly on version 2.9 but with new version 3.x Follow Me is not working anymore: as soon as you activate follow me copter goes crazy and you need to switch back to manual control.
I've experienced the same problem on rel. 3.x on APM, VRBRAIN and today with MPNG 3.0.1R2...so the problem seem related to Ardupilot controlling Arducopter 3.x
Is anybody experiencing the same problem?
Thanks Kevin! Let's follow there...
The problem is not related to V. 2.9. In V 2.9 Follow Me works great. The Follow Me problem is related to the new 3.x versions with inertial navigation.
here we are in Andropilot user Group. DroidPlanner is another app....but Follow me problem is the same :)
I wonder if this can be a circuvention to this problem.
I understand that when you set Follow Me Andropilot sends continuously a command to set GUIDED mode and new target coordinates to follow the GCS. If we could try to send new target coordinates only without setting every time GUIDED mode (that can be set manually before starting follow me) perhaps we can have a follow me more robust, and we can deactivate it by rc changing flight mode...
my 2 cents
FOLLOW ME problem has been solved in VRBRAIN arducopter32 code. Using this platform now FOLLOW ME works great...as it was working before inertial navigation (before ver 3.x).
These days I've done several FOLLOW ME tests with Andropilot without any problem.
Code modification has been sent to dev team in order to be released to APMcopter and Pixhawk code as well.
Randy has closed the item. For APM and Pixhawk the fix will be included in 3.2!
"A fix for the twitch when new position targets are set through guided mode is in master. This will bve on the to-be-tested list for AC3.2's first release candidate."
Andropilot on board to an hexacopter controls "follow me" auto chasing of a DIY quadcopter with APMcopter 32 on VRBRAIN (v. 3.1.15)
Chasing has some delay as in this first test lead it interval was set to 5 sec and speed to 5 m/s...
...but it works great!
Tested today FOLLOW ME with Andropilot and APMcopter V 3.2-rc2 and works great!
Follow Me problems has been solved!
Lead it interval=2 keeps copter very near the moving target (in my case an RC car running on the field) ...so it's very OK!