Last weekend was a good multi-rotor weekend. Got to fly my high-performance quad a few times without incident. Also flew my Franken-QX350 a bunch. Each of the kids got a turn too. All without incident.
Finally got spend some time getting the hex to fly right. It would fly great in stabilized mode but loiter was broken, and if loiter is broken, none of the autonomous flight modes are available. Well, they are available but you’ll just crash so it was in my best interest to get that fixed. Turns out, somewhere along the way my compass orientation flag had changed form 8 which is roll-180, to 10, which is roll-180 yaw 90. Honestly the way things are mounted I think they should be roll 180 yaw 270, but since it works just rolled, I’m leaving it that way.
For what it’s worth, my APM is mounted like this.
After a handful of manual flights and confident that loiter was fixed, I launched it a few times and flew it using droid planner. Guiding it to fly here, then over there, and then over there.
Still have some Video Jello-issues to work out. Looks/feels like electrical interference from something, likely with the Gimbal.
Super long video for my own amusement.