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Arducopter 3.4.6 from 3.2.1

Started by Hands0n, Monday,April 17, 2017, 18:54:21

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Ardupilot Release Notes are here --> https://github.com/ArduPilot/ardupilot/blob/master/ArduCopter/ReleaseNotes.txt

NB: This does not apply to APM users where that FC is not supported beyond AC 3.2.1.

So this weekend I have been updating my two Pixhawk multi-rotor aircraft with the latest stable release 3.4.6.  I managed to bypass 3.3 completely, which by all accounts was not a bad thing to do.  From what I read it did have a few problems in the Stable releases.  These are all ironed out in 3.4 as it matured to 3.4.6.

My two aircraft are a MiniMax Hex (created by @rotorx) and a 300 folding carbon fibre quad from Phil at @makeitbuildit.  These multis are equipped respectively with a genuine 3DR Pixhawk (original) and a mini Pixhawk.

MiniMax Hex
A piece of cake frankly.  The update to 3.4.6 was done through Mission Planner';s latest version and was as much of a single button push and a bit of a wait.   I';ve only hover tested it in the garden so far, but it did that as efficiently as ever before.  No tweaks or modifications to the configuration were required, although I did run through the recalibration of the Accelerometers and the Mag. 

300 Foldup
This little beast has been a bit of a pain in the bum since the off.  The mini Pixhawk has always taken an age to be ready to arm and I';ve not really got to the bottom of it.  After installing AC 3.4.6 it was no different .... But I had the bit between my teeth and was determined to fix it this time round.

Long story short, the configuration and calibration were off and caused a number of errors to come up with regard to the GPS - stuff about the quad';s speed being inconsistent with the GPS (it was stationary on the bench  outside!!).

So using Mission Planner I defaulted the configuration and started from scratch, steadily going through the full Calibration sequence and, where required, writing the Parameters to the quad and copying to a file on the computer disk so I could reload back to a point rather than have to re-do from scratch.

I don';t recall how I first set up the mini Pixhawk but clearly whatever plagued it before got carried across into 3.4.6.  MP makes it easy to Default the FC - its in Full Parameters list, on a button.

Whats in 3.4.6?   Mostly I read that 3.4 introduced EKF2 and makes full use of the pair of IMU in the Pixhawk FC.   I cannot possibly do justice here so take a look at the Release Notes linked to above.

"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2


So is the 300 foldup arming and flying correctly? Come on tell us  ::)
I try :-)


LOL - Mrs T called me for dinner so I rushed the ending ...

Yes, the 300 fold-up is flying lovely now.  I might need to bring the gains down ever such a little but otherwise it made a good job of my windy garden in Loiter mode.  Stabilize was "brisk"  and responsive.

When I get some time out at the field I';ll put it through an Auto Tune and see what it comes up with.  AT has been getting better and better in Arducopter over the software iterations.
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2