Hi, I know that this question has already been asked and I read lot of things about that. I also experimented a lot, but never succeeded on resolving this issue. My tricoter slowly dances from the ass. Well at least it flies and I can even do some figures but it constantly yaw back and forth slowly as soon as I’m not doing hard maneuvers. This is not violent movements and it does nots prevent from flying, but I would really like so solve that. Does any Tricopters pilots has already had some kind of problems and how did they approach it to troubleshot.
Example from last flight (Accro) :
Well autotune is on my roadmap to solve this but I didn’t did it till now because I thought it was only to optimise assisted modes. As my problem occurs also in Accro I was not sure it could help. Maybe I’m wrong.
Autotune stabilizes all modes because the “stabilization” makes the copter respond how you want it to works even in acro, so it’s just stabilization that makes sure that the stick values are corresponding with the actual copter angle/attitude. So try autotune, maybe it will help, and then fine-tune manually!
Ok Thanks for this advice. I will try to do it today and let you know if it changes anything. Just one more question : is it better to disable notch filtering (static & dynamic) before doing Autotune ?
Thanks a lot for these tips. I will then way to do it because it is very windy today here. With my other drones using Arducopter, I always turned off autotune mode after hearing a long bit…as described in documentation. Hope it is good too
If I can only give you an advice in return it would be to read that about notch filtering : https://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-imu-notch-filtering.html It changed drastically my tricopter behavior in a good way. Maybe it can be useful for you too.
No, it’s important to have the Notch filters active for Auto Tune. Also, you stated above that you are using the Static Notch filter for the accels. Neither the Dynamic or Static notch filter is active on the accelerometers only the Gyros. If the Dynamic Notch filter is configured properly the Static Notch filter is typically not needed. If the cutoff frequency is set too low it can negatively effect control.
As I did just one flight since I added it, I couldn’t conclude that it comes from that, but that is very probable. I will confirm that as soon as wind will calm down here.
Regarding Accelerometer, thanks for the information. Well, I did that assumption because I though that something good to filter vibrations on gyros could be good also for Accels.