I tried everything , I’m depressed.
Bought a Iris+ drone in the end of year 2014 .
My drone isn’t acting like it was when props off in 2015. When I bought it , it was graduating correctly the throttle even in LTR mode if no props. Now , it’s like a three speed inconsistant thing. Only stabilize mode seems to act pretty normal without props and in the past , it wasn’t like this. I got no major errors when trying to arm but … I don’t feel it safe. Sometimes it seems to stutter un LTR mode … stuttter between a " lift off " and not . It’s jerky.
The thing is that arducopter changed so much I have the impression it is no more compatible with my Iris+ . It has a Iris+ ac34 profile , I’ve done all calibrations and it shows correct . Compass without error , good frame … everything like I’ve always done.
How can I know it won’T go away when liftoff ? Stabilize mode seems well graduated in throttle but I’m no sure as I never used it . All I know is my loiter seems very strange compared to before when no props and I’m afraid to loose it.
Is it possible that in the past , Arducopter was turning the commands in mode STD when it detected no props and that now , it is simply not accelerating in a smooth way until it detects the drone is climbing ? I’m pretty sure ltr mode was smooth on the throttle even without props. Not it’s acting crazy . Every mode depending on GPS seems to act very strange . Some are talking about the fact it would be normal cause these modes are cord-like modes … relying on telemetry to detect movement . As the drone doesn’t feel air resistance , it would simply not act normally ?
Even my ESC test is smooth and seems perfect while doing ESC calibration but … I feel it’s not acting normal in GPS modes . How can I test with minimum risks ? Can I juste … use ropes to retain the legs in case it does try to fly away ? I don’t feel confortable with that . … there is a risk the rope gets into props with air succion. I’m just stucked. Would like to have a room made in marshmallow but I’m in appartment .
3dr has wiped their Youtube channel very very usefull in the past and is deleting all infos on the product . I hate this company. There is no video showing how each mode would react without props and why … if it is normal as some says. I don’t feel it normal . Is it just a new way to fly ? Like in LTR , motors are not smooth when you pull up the throttle until it lift off ? It just lift off without graduating throttle … like from slow to medium ? Why my ESC test is perfectly smooth and only stabilize mode seems to act normally then ?
I don’t feel it is normal. I tried to roll back to arducopter firmware 3.2.1 ( the original that I had ) but again , the proposed settings for iris+ is for AC34 in mission planner ( not AC32 ). … so what can I do to test it like it was when I bought it ? When I try older versions of Mission Planner , the profile box is not clickable so I can’t load Iris+ AC32 profile , there isn’t any profile showing.
This drone and this company is a bunch of problems and they give no cues. … like they just want to make money.
I’m totally unable to find all files from stock version and test it with the same software I had in 2015…
I was flying a couple of times with that during a year without problems and then … it changed like this. I’d have error messages if it wouldn’t be ok and my prearms check are set to ALL .I don’t understand why it changed like this . Is this a motor issue ? They are used but turning equally and are smoothly graduating in ESC test . I don’t feel like it’s a problem.
Help please . If you got a cue .