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Ok, everything is built up, tested and now you’re ready for the next step: flying.

You should always remove your propellers prior to starting, testing or connecting your battery for the first time.

Several flight modes are available:
Manual : attitude control is always enabled, but stick override. You can just fly around and when sticks are centered the controller will stabilize the multirotor. Only in this mode you can arm / disarm the flightcontroller.
Altitude/Position hold : With GPS lock position hold will be engaged with vertical override, without GPS lock (indoors?) pressure based altitude hold will be engaged with vertical override. Vertical override means; throttle controls altitude
DVH : Dynamic Velocity Hold, this mode cannot be engaged by an switch but is automatically activated when you override pitch and/or roll during position/altitude hold. When in position hold, you can just fly around and it will keep altitude (when you not use the throttle to control altitude).
Mission : Full automatic mode. At this moment the following events are possible;

  • Return to Launch : return to set home position (fw 6.5)
  • Goto waypoint : fly to waypoint (fw 6.5)
  • Orbit : Circle mode with center heading (fw 6.6)
  • Take off : Ground start to defined altitude (fw 6.6)
  • Land : Engage landing with adjustable descend speed. Bump detection for ground. (fw 6.6)

Remember that you always will start in manual mode. To enforce that you can only arm the AutoQuad when all switches are in manual mode.

Flap switch in manual (down) and Aux 2 in normal (center) position. (Flying switches)

  1. Set all switches in manual mode
  2. Power on the AutoQuad – don’t touch the AutoQuad during calibration (1-5 sec).
  3. Wait for a solid GPS lock (blue LED lit solid)
  4. Watch your surroundings, spool up very gently and watch if the AutoQuad reacts without strange movements.
  5. If all’s well, spool up to hover point and fly.

If the AutoQuad will not give a ready signal (green led flashing) it could be that it detects to much movement for calibration.
In this case try to find a spot with less disturbance but without an iron mass. That will upset the magnetometer.
Placing it behind a car is not the best place to start.

If the GPS lock is not solid but intermittent the altitude estimation could be incorrect!

After a successful flight the first GPS controlled flight should be the Return to home test.

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This page was created on 18-Jun-12 by menno. Last modified on 17-Oct-14 by MaxP.