I am not having much luck in getting my quad to fly maybe it is because I am a very inexperienced RC pilot. I must have I have done something wrong somewhere.
I am using a X525 V3 frame with the APM2 and was hoping that I could at least get to a controlled hover stage. I believe that I have constructed the Quad correctly but after arming it and with the gentlest amount of throttle it either wants to flip over – left side flips over to the right or when I have managed to get the quad off the ground it accelerates very quickly and shoots up into the air and then flips over and crashes. Yes I have broken a lot of props.
I cannot seem to get the Quad to slowly take off or even to hop it just seems to want to rapidly accelerate.
Here is some information on my configuration and my set up.
- ArduPilot Mega 2.0 Fully Assembled System
- RC Hobbywing Skywalker 20A ESC
- XXD 2212 KV1000 brushless motors
- APC 10x 4.7 Slo-Flyer props
- X525 V3 frame – without landing gear
- 3S Lipo 2200mah
- TX Futaba T6EX - in Mode 1(reversed channel 3)
- RX Futaba R617FS
- APM Planner version 1.1.96
- Firmware QuadCopter 2.6
I have calibrated the ESCs manually and then automatically and have confirmed that they all are rotating in the correct direction
M1: Front Right spins CCW
M2: Left Rear spins CCW
M3: Front Left spins CW (pusher prop)
M4: Rear Right spins CW (pusher prop)
I believe that I have followed the instruction manual correctly including levelling the Quad and ensured that it is configured as X configuration, all appears to be working correctly within the Mission Planner.
I have adjusted the PIDs as per the guide Guide for flying a Quadcopter in Stabilize mode and for initial PID adjustment.
Angular Rate Control P = 0.8000
Stabilise Control P = 4.500
Yaw Angle Rate Control P= 0.150
Yaw Stabilisation Control P= 7.000
I would grateful for any assistance as this is driving me insane