Today I did some flight and photo mission tests. Overall they went OK, but the plane is not tracking the way points properly. One issue I am sure that is correctable is the fact that it tends to meander to them and not go straight from one to the other. I am sure some PID adjustments may help, but would welcome input on how to correct this.
However the biggest concern is the fact that on my last test mission the plane headed toward a way point. It missed that way point and kept going. I let it go probably further than I should have in AUTO mode thinking that it would eventually correct itself, but NO! After being blown down wind about 3/4 of a mile, it eventually came back when I switched it to RTL. If some of you could please take a look at this mission and let me know what you think was the cause of the aircraft going off course so far. This mission is the very last one on the Tlog. The mission starts going bad at about 87% of the playback.
Also, if you look at the other missions where the aircraft was toward the far East end of the field you will notice that periodically the APM goes into RTL momentarily. This is caused because I have my Hitec Aurora 9 set up to go into RTL mode when the receiver looses contact with the transmitter. I believe this s a separate issue from other issues.
I would certainly value the opinion of some of you more seasoned guys.