This article explains what FC looptime is and whether faster looptime is really better for your quadcopter. We’ll also talk about gyro update frequency and ESC refresh rate which is equally important.
Anton from CapeFPV team shared with us how to get better and more linear throttle response, by doing ESC (BLheli) and flight controller (Cleanflight) calibration and configuration.
The other day, my quad dropped from about 50 feet because I accidentally disarmed my quadcopter mid air and crashed. Sascha (aka Arakon) was kind enough to shared with me how he setup his switches and modes to avoid this from happening.
In this post I will share how I use Blackbox to tune PID, following some basic and simple steps.
Do you know that you can now change settings on your ESC in BLHeliSuite, via your flight controller? That’s right, no complicated programming tool, USB linker or Arduino. All you need to do is just connect your flight controller, and you can flash firmware and change settings on your ESC!
If you haven’t checked out Boris’s Betaflight, then you are missing out! It’s a modified version of current Cleanflight firmware, with many excellent performance improvements.
I was asked about the difference between RC rate and Pitch/Roll/Yaw rates, so here is my understanding of what they are, how they affect your quadcopter based on Betaflight/Cleanflight firmware, and how to set them up.
For those using Cleanflight, here are a few CLI commands that might help you improve your multicopter’s performance! Many people are running these now and having good feedback.
Blackbox feature in Cleanflight is useful for tuning PID, and diagnose any performance related issue you might have with your multicopter.
It’s possible that you can brick your Naze32 flight controller due to human error (where Naze doesn’t talk to computer anymore, just timeout or says connection fail). You might still fly the multicopter as normal, but there is no way you can connect the board to Cleanflight/Baseflight configurator.
CleanFlight PID Controller 3, 4 and 5
However, 3 more PC’s was just added to CF literally just a few hours ago (29 Jan, 2015). I am sure not many people has used them yet including myself. I will update this post again when we have conclusion how these PC performs.
CleanFlight supports RGB LED strip, which is really great. In this post I will show you how I setup and configure LEDs in Naze32 Cleanflight. Same should work for CC3D too.
RGB LED does not only help you identify your quadcopter easier, it can also indicate many flight data using different colours, such as battery level warning (voltage alarm), flight mode indicator, orientation lights, RSSI singal strength, thrust levels etc.
To learn how to flash CleanFlight Firmware on your Naze32 or CC3D.
To learn other ways of turning LEDs on and off using Radio transmitter.