Hi ArduPilot community,
Appreciate the work done on the software over the years that’s made our project possible. For a University team project, we have designed and created a 3D printed seed planting drone with a web application for control.
After troubles with heavily unstable flight and motor inconsistencies due to a heavy drone and small props, recalibrating the motors and tuning the parameters as per the tuning guide helped get the drone into the air with steady flight. We have now moved onto controlling the drone with a dronekit python script, started from the web application. The flight was progressing well before it suddenly fell from the air and crashed breaking the frame.
Battery: 5S 5000mAh
Props: 7 inch
ESCs: 40A Turnigy
I have attempted to analyse the logs but due to inexperience in reading them, I am struggling to pinpoint the issue. The battery was sufficiently charged and going by the video, nothing was caught in the props. Did a motor fail? Or sensors? A link to the video of the crash and the .bin file:
Would someone of more experience be able to assist please? Thank you.
Bonus question: We are not able to use the TFMiniPlus LiDAR due to it causing intermittent spikes into the thousands of altitude as soon as it is plugged into the i2c port. Resulting in bad barometer health warnings. Emlid has said they are not aware of the issue, I wonder if anyone has experienced this problem?