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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Copter tuning/setup cookbook step-by-step

From: Eduardo lavratti
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Copter tuning/setup cookbook step-by-step
Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 14:36:44 -0300

Hi SilaS, are you using master ?

Some time ago i have the pitch/roll changed as you describe .
I changed some signals and Gautier push it to master.

I flying my small quad for more than 2 weeks and the hover_z  work perfect

> Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 07:53:03 -0700
> From: address@hidden
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Copter tuning/setup cookbook step-by-step
> Yes, Sergey seem to really disappeared... so yesterday evening I heat up
> myself and made the maiden flight with Tarot.
> Before it I made the mag_throttle_current_calibration. Attached two old
> batteries to legs for optimize the CG. It was know perfect in the middle of
> the frame! And it simulates the later gimbal and camera weight.
> Then i used this config: tarot.xml
> <>
> Started with a simple grasshop in high grass. I got a simple jump to 40cm
> and land. Only used throttle.
> After it, I was sure that it held attitude without control on pitch and
> roll, so started quicker. It reach 1m an steady. Roll works, Pitch works!
> Anything in correct! No overdrive, no oscillation.
> I land and check the heat of MKK i2c esc. It was till toucheable by hand. So
> near 50c, some above a few grad. The outer temperature was 26C.
> So I start again and keep it up 12 minutes and check the consumption. Moved,
> pushed, kicked, test quick up and downs, no oscillation or vibration.
> Everything was precise.
> I deal to switch to HZ_HOLD. It was seemless, it holds the altitude, but the
> roll and pitch works opposite direction as in manual - so it seems my radio
> files have to modificate for correct direction.
> I till have problems with hextronik's neo6 gps, which is a joke! Did not
> acquire quick, broke backup battery and almost is a very weak product. So I
> am waiting offers on this field? Which is the best for a copter?
> My original thinks to build a perfect test environment to confirm
> configuration, pids is correct goes! With feedback esc it seems to be
> impossible. I You try to test it keeping the copter above your head is also
> a bad idea and not working!
> So If your copter on the ground with a small amount of throttle turn in
> correct direction according your commands and all motor works the same
> rotation, when PFD shows horizontal indication, then it will fly!
> Anything else can be measure and test only in air - currently this is my
> opinion.
> SilaS
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