I fly an XUAV Clouds with a pixhawk running ArduPlane. Had loads of problems with flying at the beginning. The drone crashes when flown in Manual/Stabilize. I don’t know why it happens, similar problems have been reported by other users on rcgroups. Oversensitive controls? However, in FBWA it flies great. For safety, I’ve added a generous sink rate when flying with no power and limited the roll rate to avoid dynamic stalls.
All is fine until landing. Staying in FBWA is not a best idea because of the significant sink rate. Switching to manual means troubles. So is there any way to get a landing flare in FBWA? I mean, stop flying downwards to trade altitude for airspeed and try to fly horizontally reducing the airspeed? How about activating such a flare with a RC channel, enabled below certain altitude?
The only automated landing I could find were those in AUTO mode, but I would prefer to land in a (supported) manual mode, without programming the exact location.
Right now, my landings are rather hard:
My temporary solution is to land in the weeds, reducing the impact
EDIT: I have the following ideas after the potential landing flare mode:
-it would be better to make it a separate flight mode rather than triggered by RC, so that it would be entered from any autonomous flight mode (FBWA, FBWB, LOITER, CRUISE, etc)
–angles of flight (or vertical speed) when the elevator stick is moved to min and max positions. For example, for landing on a slope