Paul Atherton
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vertical climb on selecting stabilize or FBWA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nobel0 Dec 30, 2016. 8 Replies

Just been out to maiden my new fx-61 Phantom wing build. First plane I have ever used Ardupilot on (I am experienced with Copter but new to Plane). I have 3.5.2 running on a Pixhawk Lite FC, M8N GPS…Continue

Strange failsafe behaviour on bench - plane v3.5.1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony Kirk Mar 24, 2016. 2 Replies

Just setting up my first plane with Pixhawk Lite/plane 3.5 and I am witnessing some rather strange failsafe behaviour whilst the plane is on the bench and disarmed, with no available GPS signal.I am…Continue

Another loss of altitude (in AltHold) post!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Atherton Nov 22, 2015. 1 Reply

I was testing my f330 build today (actually went out to run autotune) with 3.3.2rc2 running on an AUAV-X2. In AltHold I am getting considerable altitude loss in forward motion, even walking pace…Continue

Tags: f330, AltHold, descends, altitude, AUAV-X2

PID help required (video example)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maury Aug 22, 2015. 12 Replies

OK, so I have some PID tuning to do to resolve an issue I have which is demonstrated in the video (link below). Its a twitch on the roll axis. Just not sure which PID settings to look at. The video…Continue

Tags: PIDs, ac321


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About Me:
My beginnings were in electrical/mechanical engineering, but ended up as an IT infrastructure engineer (since 1990). English born but Scotland is my true home - been here since 1998. Gadgets have always captured my interest, and RC definitely fits the bill as one of my favourite areas for this. Photography, Snowboarding and MTBing are my other passions.
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I was bought my first RC (toy) quadcopter for Xmas 2014 and have been totally hooked on RC ever since. First DIY build in April 2015 was an f450 flamewheel which soon became a stretched f550 hexa, which I still have (although rarely fly). This was too low powered (and far too flexible)though for what I had in mind so I soon started with a Tarot 680Pro framed hexa build (as a solo/dual operator video platform). For fun I started on a F330 build and quickly realised that the frame was too bendy, so switched to a 330 sized carbon fibre frame - all these copters controlled by arducopter 3.3/3.4 now. This is an awesome community, active and inspiring. I am ever grateful to the people here with their relentless passion for the hobby and willingness to assist (even newbies ;-). Truly top notch!
Formby (nr Liverpool, England)

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