Yes - You sure can just go find the parameters in MissionPlanner and type in the values.
You can even just use ordinary windows notepad or any standard text editor, but it will probably lack the ability to search and replace tabs that are generated by copying from a spreadsheet. You’d have to pull out the tabs and extra lines by hand to produce a file that looks like:
And then you can load it in bulk via MissionPlanner without making so many typing mistakes.
If you download notepad++ it sure makes life easier and those instructions will make more sense. https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
Yes, setting this to 0.25 or even 0.20 will be fine - it will pull itself back up to the correct setting over time. Starting with a low value is a safety thing for first flights.
Is the Safety switch preventing this from working?
We’ve all been there too. There’s hundreds of pages to read, and it usually means reading it all 3 times to have a chance of understanding it. I’m not saying skip all the reading, but there comes a point when you’ve just got to try it out
Don’t be sidetracked by people that get their betaflight racing quad going in only 25 mins, or people that just bought some closed-source flight controller package and “it just worked” - because they all have their limitations and specific uses.
Arducopter is much more general purpose, customisable and in the end highly satisfying.
Sorry to contribute to confusion by dragging out the MOT_BAT_CURR_MAX parameter.
I thought I’d mention it since you started the discussion on two of my other favourite parameters that are related. Just set MOT_BAT_CURR_MAX to 0 if it’s not already, and worry about it later.
Before you take off for your first flight, see if you can tie down you craft somehow - or a brave soul could can hold it above their head and keep out of range of props!
Arm in Stabilize mode, test that pitch and roll inputs have the desired effect in the correct directions. Yaw can be tested too but it’s a little harder to tell if it’s working in this situation.
If all is going to plan, you’ll just have to try a first flight in Stabilize an AltHold.
Stabilize is your go-to mode if anything goes wrong ever!
If you set a Fence, you won’t be able to arm until you’ve got a valid 3D GPS fix - this is a good thing! It means your home position will be properly set. Don’t become impatient either, this can sometimes take 5 minutes or more.