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Thanks for the reply. I have checked it over really well and can’t see any cracks in the board, but it was a pretty epic crash…on pavement…so who knows what happened inside. I was able to fly it yesterday and it seems to be doing well in the air.
All I’m really missing is the telemetry and I can get the battery voltage off the camera, so I guess I am good to go as I don’t run GPS or an external OSD.
Here is a log and video with the stock PID’s and it even shows you how it reacts to hitting a powerline… As usual, it flies a lot better than the logs look so I guess I have some tuning to do.
Unfortunately that was my last 6040R prop. Is anyone flying the MiniTri on 5045 tri blades? I have a bunch of DAL V2’s from my quad and have been thinking about giving them a shot.
I loaded up the new firmware last night…amazing work lauka! I had no trouble with the tailtune this time and no noticeable drift in the tail.
Stock PID’s worked well with the MiniTri and it felt really good in the air. It still has a little kick after some hard turns and flips, but nothing like it did before and easily manageable.
It truly does feel like a new copter with the new firmware and much more like I was hoping for when I got it.
Thank you for all of your hard work!
I loaded it up and flew it without the inflight tailtune as it was really windy. I also did some initial tuining to get it more flyable as it was wandering badly with the stock PID’s.
The log is here, and the dump is attached. Pretty much the default except for yaw P & I.
Lauka is it this one?
That was the last one I saw in there.
OK, I finally got around to getting the tail servo fixed, replaced the gears, and got back in the air.
I reloaded Triflight and did the unarmed tail tune with no problems. I could not get it to finish the in flight tailtune. Not sure what is going on with it now as I had no issues with this the first time around. It was a nice calm morning and started as it should have, but them would not finish. I went through a whole battery and as the battery warning went off, I landed and saved as if it had finished.
I replaced the battery and it still has the yaw/drift issue it had before.
I was able to get a log, but no video as the SD card that was in the logger broke on impact the last crash with the quad…never had that happen before!
The log is here
I am running the stock MiniTri with the stock electronics pack with the exception of 6040 props. The PID’s need adjusting but I thought it best to try with the defaults for the logs.
Well, good news and bad news…found the quad yesterday and got the the blackbox hooked up and running on the MiniTri, but the log will be a while as I clipped a bush and striped the gears on the tail servo…can’t believe it, one crash and the gears are gone and I didn’t even break a prop!
Stupid really as this was also my first 4 Cell flight with it and, although I should have been, I wasn’t ready for the extra power and zip it has and crashed right after takeoff. Anyone else having servo issues like this or is it just my luck lately and I hit the tail just right?
I ordered another servo, spare gears, and the torx from the shop so I will get it back in the air when the parts get here. Can’t believe I didn’t order spares when I ordered the kit.
At least I have the quad back to keep me flying until the parts get here.
@lauka I had pretty much the same result as @salukidiaz with my testing. I flew 6 packs changing the settings in between and I also would agree that all of the above are enhancements as the copter feels better in the air with them enabled.
This issue by no means makes the copter unflyable, it is just more of a nuisance having to stay on top of the drift with sharp throttle changes. If this is natural behavior for a MiniTri, I am sure I will get used to it as, other than this, I really like the way it handles overall.
Still no blackbox logger as I still have had no luck finding my quad. If I find it I will send a log along.
Thanks for the help and let me now if you want me to test anything else.
I have not tried Triflight before, but I have been following the development since the start. My only other Tricopter is an old Batbone that flies really well on an older Betaflight release, so I have nothing to compare it to.
I lost my blackbox this weekend, along with my quad, when I lost video over a big field of really long grass and weeds. Been looking for the last couple of days so the chances of finding it are getting better. If I can find it today, I will throw it on the MiniTri and forward you a log.
I will try out the settings you recommended and let you know if anything changes.
Bob29 June, 2016 at 14:02 in reply to: Where in the world is your RCExplorer Copter? Link to map #30248
La Vernia, Texas18 June, 2016 at 22:33 in reply to: triflight and blhelisuite with rcexplorer electrical kit, workable? #29855
Lauka you are a lifesaver! I just finished my build with the new F3FC and thought I would have to desolder one of the motors because it was running backwards. Your new hex worked flawlessly and just got done with the maiden. Motors were a little warm, but other than that no issues. It was too windy for the tailtune to complete, so I will have to wait until later when it calms down.