I am sort of a newbie to the APM system
I have build a simple Quad and now an Octo
Being a former (model) helicopter pilot, I can take-off and land / fly with both my copters, but flying is not yet very stable. I have to correct the copter even in Altitude Hold or Loiter sometimes
Specially when switching back from Loiter to Stabilize, the Quad seems to want to drift (hard) to the front left.
I have dampened the pitch (Lower your gain in Stabilize Control P)
and Rate Roll P setting.
Only when landing, disarming and disconnect / reconnect battery, stable hovering is possible (sticks centered, copter hovers nearly without correction, but sometimes, suddenly drifts away or banks left / right.
Auto Tuning does not seem to be working at all (also too much wind normally)
I am wondering if the position and way the APM is attached to the frame might be the cause.
How much important is the vibration dampening?
Will, not having correct vibration dampening cause the described behavior or should I search in a different direction (like a motor not functioning properly)
Also I have done an electrical interference test. Although within the boundaries, it is ‘just’ within
Apart from creating more distance between the APM and the power cables to the motors, what can I do to minimize that influence.
I have chosen the APM over other Flight Controllers because of it’s price / possibilities.
I am doubting if I have made the correct choice or that I should have better chosen:
ZeroUAV YS-X4 Autopilot GPS Flight Control System for Multi-Rotor (Navigator Version)
Kind regards OctoFly_Hilversum, The Netherlands