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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Weird ardrone behaviour

From: Ben Laurie
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Weird ardrone behaviour
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2013 22:14:31 +0100

On 1 September 2013 21:32, Freek van Tienen <address@hidden> wrote:
I first need to know which version you are using for the ardrone: the sdk or the raw?
The SDK version currently has some problems with the heading, and you first need to calibrate it yourself with a flight trough the freeflight app. Next to that you really need some space, because it isn't tuned that great yet.

I am using the SDK version. Happy to use raw - but does that work with their flight recorder for GPS?

I have, of course, flown it with freeflight.

And... I do have space, but if I can't tell which way its going to go, its hard to know where to start :-)


2013/9/1 Ben Laurie <address@hidden>
OK, so I finally:

a) Got the ardrone2 stuff working reliably enough that I am not flattening the whole battery trying to get a working link, and

b) Plucked up the courage to actually try a takeoff.

But when I did takeoff, the behaviour was pretty strange - as soon as it was off the ground it shot off at high speed in an apparently random direction, got maybe 15-20 meters that way, whilst climbing, then made its way back to the STDBY point.

Given I have fairly restricted space to experiment in, this was not optimal! Especially since it came within inches of hitting a tree before it started to head back in the right direction.

BTW, the GPS was working fine throughout this, since it accurately traced its weird path.

Any idea what's going on and how I might fix it?

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