Having purchased the APM 2.6 a couple of weeks ago, I successfully flew two WP missions at my flying field this evening to my complete pleasure. I am a NAZA boy really but I brought the APM as I particularly like the POI feature which the NAZA does not offer, as a setting, anyway.
So, I take off in stabilise, fly nearer to my WP, switch to Loiter for a moment then switch it to Auto… The copter flies nice and steadily to the first WP but does NOT turn the nose towards the next. In fact, it flies the whole mission facing out of the loop with the rear end towards me at all times! The GPS is pointing in the correct direction (I think, see below) and the instrument horizon moves correctly on the MP software, so I am at a loss as to why the nose is not pointing in the direction that it is flying?? This mission BTW was a standard WP with no POI identified.
This was repeated in the second mission, which was a POI, however it did the same thing and did NOT record the POI due to this.
I can’t find anything on the forum so I would appreciate your help guys.
Also, really stupid question but can’t find the answer anywhere… when you initially set up the compass, which line on the MP screen indicates the actual direction of the compass/front of A/C?? No one ever seems to explain the four coloured lines… Only reason I ask is that the enclosure for the Chinese Ublox has an arrow indication forward, however this is incorrect and I had to turn it approx 45 degrees to get the correct heading.
Interesting… it was set to 2 but should have still faced the next WP, except RTL. Anyway, I have set it to 1 now so will see how that goes. Have also just double checked it with a compass and confirm that the craft determines North correctly.
Red = Current heading, the line shows the direction the front of the UAV is pointing
Orange = Direction to next waypoint.
Green = Target heading, think this is for planes only and is the heading it’s trying to get to.
Black = GPS track, direction the GPS says you are currently moving in.
Thanks Guys! Will be taking it out for another try in the next couple of days. Been delayed as I’ve re-configured my quads and have fitted a DJI Ground Station in my main AP drone. Not sure about this APM lark… it has some great features but can’t touch DJI for stability and reliability. Just wish the GS had ROI/POI features!