Thanks to help in another thread, I’ve now got to the point where I can arm my hex and control the motors via my transmitter. Yesterday I powered up until it was light on its feet, and found the ‘elevator’ control was reversed, which I fixed in the transmitter.
Today I tried to fly again but (a) the copter seems not to have enough power to get off the ground, even at close to full throttle and (b) when it’s very light on its feet it seems that it’s not stabilised – it attempts to fall over in random directions. I’ve attached the .bin file from today’s effort, in case anyone can pinpoint a specific issue with my rig. Compass and mag have been calibrated in Mission Planner, and there’s no error messages.
I’ve flown quads for several years, and have one with the same MT2216-610 motors, ESCs, 1045 props, and 3S 4000mAh 30C LiPo as this hex, but running iNav. It hovers at half stick, and weighs 1022g with battery. This hex weighs 1608g with battery (i.e. 57% heavier) but, of course, has the extra 50% motors, so I would have thought it would fly at something not far above half stick.
Any thoughts please?
Edit: I’ve just remembered that hardware can’t be the issue, for this hex did fly quite successfully a couple of years ago using an Omnibus board and iNav, with the same battery, motors, ESCs, and props. I only changed to Pixhawk and Ardupilot in order to learn a new skill and, hopefully, to have a more flexible and reliable system so I can start meaningful photography.
2021-04-05 15-37-07.bin (908 KB)