How many people can actually get these to fly?
Just wondering how many people can get these to fly?
I received one for Christmas and whenever I try to take off it just shoots off to one side and crashes resulting in me having to rebuild it! I am really starting to loose interest in it which is a massive shame because my fiancé spent a lot of money on it.
Whenever I search the net for answers all I find is other people complaining about the same issue! Are these things actually fit for purpose? I don't think the flight controller is any good. I have built many drones and bought others ranging from a few pounds to a few hundred and they all fly perfectly, so why not this one?!
Certainly there are people flying it successfully since we tend to get positive feedback after solving problems via email (also from a few of the threads here).
I've seen this problem reported and tested some return units that had this same complaint, but I have not been able to replicate the issue. If you are arming it on a flat surface, and the controller trim isn't way off, then my next best guess is that the firmware and configuration may need to be updated. The latest firmware (1.5.0) starts up with Purple and Red LEDs. To update the configuration you can connect with the app or the chrome plugin (/chrome).
Everything is up to date. I get the same results when using the controller or my phone.
How come you don't just use betaflight or cleanflight?
It seems like a very small percentage of reviews I've read are people having success. Most have the same problem as me where it just shoots off to the side then smashes into lots of small pieces (
Cleanflight and baseflight both run on our board too and we based our code partially off of Cleanflight and MultiWii. We use the same Kalman filter for state estimation and the same cascade PID feedback controller. Those projects contain support for a lot of different boards and sensors which would make our firmware more confusing.
Have you updated the configuration on the drone through the app?
The app update from last week added more options when you press the Flybrix Logo. Check out the Live Sensor Data, Command Sensitivity, and Control Tuning screens in the app . In the Live Sensor Data your gyroscope values should read numbers that are all less than +/- 1, if not try arming the drone to calibrate the sensor then disarm and check out the values again.
The control tuning lets you modify the PID controller settings to change the responsiveness of the drone. I'm attaching a screenshot of some sane settings. If you change the settings and want to reload the default settings, using the configuration selection screen to revert to the default quad/hex/octo set tings.
The command sensitivity should let you modify the maximum throttle and maximum angle target or yaw rates. Perhaps you can try lowering the maximum throttle so that it barely lifts off at full throttle?
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