New offer of help with tuning PID loops

I suspect my first method for tuning PID loops was not a great hit because it required 3-view drawings or photos of the aircraft plus inertia data all of which is a bit fiddly. I've now got a new method based on flying the aircraft and logging accelerometer and gyro outputs in response to elevator, rudder and aileron doublets. This method works well with simulated data and I'd like to try it on real data. If you are interested in this experiment, let me know your email address and I'll send you more information and a short test specification.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on August 29, 2011 at 11:16am

Sounds good. Can you post the info here as well?

Comment by avionics on August 29, 2011 at 11:29am

yes it sounds very interesting method, i would like to receive more info please. my email is




Comment by Matt Schroeder on August 29, 2011 at 11:40am

Wow!  I was just imaging trying to set something like that up...suffice to say I am interested in helping.  Shoot me an email at mattrsch (at) gmail

Comment by Hein on August 29, 2011 at 11:48am

I like also to learn more about this.  Please send me also more info at lohnieh (at) gmail.




Comment by Adam Rivera on August 29, 2011 at 11:51am

I am also interested. adam.rivera (at)


Comment by Mike on August 29, 2011 at 12:15pm

Sign me up mike.mcgill (at)

Comment by Alex on August 29, 2011 at 12:45pm
i am interested too inhelping, i sent you a PM with my email
Comment by Nicoleto on August 29, 2011 at 8:58pm
Yes please I'm also interseted.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on August 29, 2011 at 9:48pm

I've updated the APM manual to give a more complete guide to PID tuning here

Comment by avionics on August 29, 2011 at 10:23pm

Thanks Chris yes that is a well explained PID tuning but i think HEAD_MAX in the Mission Planner PID controller dashboard is called BANK_MAX, correct?


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