Leonardthall's Blog – August 2012 Archive (3)

Acro Mode PID Options and "Fly by Wire"

Thanks for taking the time to read another Blog post.

"Not another Blog post" you say, "Get off your *** and code something up I hear you say" :)

Yeh I know, I hope to have some time over xmas. I am using this BLOG to clarify what I want to do, attempt to make notes that I can refer to (when I finally get my finger out), and get feedback from people to better…


Added by leonardthall on August 31, 2012 at 8:00am — 28 Comments

Suggestion to fix Alt Hold to Stabilize Mode altitude drop

Thanks for taking the time to read this post. First of all I would like to reassure you that this is in no way a criticism of the code or the Dev team, they have done a fantastic job.

I am working towards making my own contribution to the Arducopter code base to improve the "Fly by Wire" aspects, but it will take time for me to get the environment set up. (two…


Added by leonardthall on August 29, 2012 at 8:00am — 18 Comments

Why are the Throttle PID's like this?

I was hoping that someone could explain why the Throttle PID's are designed like this.

This is like a feed forward controller design that is then stabilized by the PID feedback loop. That is ok.

Why is the feed forward gain based on to desired rate squared? (propeller static force is proportional to (delta RPM)^2 from what I can find on the net but ESC's…


Added by leonardthall on August 25, 2012 at 8:30pm — 20 Comments


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