"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!
"Just to report yesterday and today tests.
Without changing anything on both copter yesterday I was able to have 7-9 sats with hdop about 2. No GPS glitches detected in logs (of course with gps glitch detection enabled) and flights without problems…"
"Randy, as APMcopter is configuring GPS at power on it seems that the GPS configuration you set with config file is overwritten (but not saved in eeprom). Btw I've tried wth GPS configured as wiki pages and GPS reset to defaul values....with no…"
Thanks John! I've turned OFF glitch control and log is clean now....but I suspect that turning off glitch control we've turned off error detection too.
BTW in this first flight I have not experienced any fly away even if hdop was very high...…"
"Thanks Randy for your comment.
I understand your position, but I've done a lot of tests (using different APM, GPS and frames) before posting this strange behaviour that it is hard to understand...that's why I was asking if anybody has the same…"
"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…"
"I'm using NEO6 GPS configured with the specific configuration file from megapirateng group.
I've used it for some month without any problem.
With last APMcopter releases I've got a lot of GPS errors (documented in logs) that lead copter to fly away…"
"Updated Mission Planner to last version and found new compassmot function and setting for logs in standard mavlink screen (no CLI). For erase/reset I understand that we must wait for new MP version...but it is not a big problem. Great!"
"Downloaded new 3.2 fw
Done very basic tests (Stabilize-AltHold) on my quadcopter... no dramas up to now!
...I'm struggling with CLI functions no more available ...I can't find compassmot, reset, erase, enable/disable logs, etc on MP...is there a doc…"
"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…"
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…"