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[Paparazzi-devel] AUTO2 throttle management

From: Uttam Chandrashekhar
Subject: [Paparazzi-devel] AUTO2 throttle management
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 11:21:18 +0530 (IST)

Hi guys,

We've been flying AUTO2 for a while now, I  have a question regarding throttle management in AUTO2. When we flew the day before, winds were gusting from between 6-10m/s. In a stiff headwind, the plane rapidly gains altitude without any throttle. What the paparazzi seems to be doing is since it's already xx meters above target, it keeps the throttle really low, about 9%, and tries descending, as a result of which the plane goes no where in the headwind. I agree the winds were bad that day, but in AUTO1 or MANUAL, with higher throttle, penetration is pretty good. Any ideas on how to solve this problem? Should I try the non default mode of vertical control by keeping throttle fixed and using only PITCH corrections??


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