- Do you need a barometer on a flying wing with INAV?
- Do you need a compass/magnetometer on a flying wing?
- How to set up a GPS unit and which protocol should you use?
- Do advanced tuning and set up a return to home, banking angles, landing procedures etc.
- Configure the most important GPS related flight modes: PosHold, AltHold, and RTH
- some extra tips and tricks like Galileo support for GPS
- You should not trust a guy on YouTube that says that he knows it all
- OpenTX “no signal” is not the best failsafe setting when FrSky S.BUS devices are used and why
- Than “Hold” failsafe setting might actually be a better option when S.BUS is used
- How to setup Failsafe in INAV to have the best experience and safe flight
Today a very popular topic: how to setup INAV on a flying wing – level intermediate.
Let's take a look at:
- INAV mixer configuration
- motor and servo refresh speed
- gyro settings
- flight modes
- basic PID (or PIFF) tuning
- some tips and tricks
In this episode of INAV Blackbox Analysis, we have something quite common again: everything works well in Acro or Angle mode, but as soon as the pilot enabled PosHold, problems start to appear.
The second generation of my 3D printed coaxial dualcopter is here! And this time it works almost as I wanted.
Just watch the video
On the more technical details:
- It runs INAV 2.0 with a custom mixer
- Thrust and yaw control is provided by 2 counter rotating propellers
- Upper motor is 2205 2300KV with 5×4.5×3 propeller rotation in CW direction
- Lower motor is 2205 2600KV with 4×4.5×3 propellers rotating CCW
- Control surfaces are rotated 45 degrees from the long axis to fit servos
flight controller is also 45 degrees rotated
- Any 9g servos will do
- runs on the 4S battery that has to be on the top of the device
- All 3D printed parts can be downloaded from Thingiverse
- 2205 2300KV brushless motor
- 2205 2600KV brushless motor (2300 also will do but will have less yaw authority)
- 5×54.5×3 propeller
- 4×4.5×3 propeller
- 2 14mm carbon pipes (12mm internal diameter), each around 270mm long
- 2 2g servos
- 3M bolts to secure the motors
- good adhesive tape to make control surface hinges
- hot glue
- flight controller compatible with INAV
- radio receiver
It's time to start thinking about INAV 2.1. No, I will not give you any timeline, but I can point two features that are very likely to go into the upcoming INAV release.
The first one is Braking Mode for multirotors. I already made a video about it, so you might want to watch it first. Right now there is an open test phase for this feature made as part of my fork of INAV. If you want to test Braking Mode, please visit this page and download the hex file for your board.
On top of that, it's very probable that DSHOT will finally make it to INAV too! DigitalEntity started to tackle with the DSHOT implementation so yes, this is finally happening for INAV!
INAV 2.0 introduced two new OSD modes: Map and Radar. Here is a video describing what are Radar and Map modes in INAV and how you can use them.
What are Motor Stop and Airmode features in INAV and how they differ from each other when used on multirotors and fixed-wing airplnes? Should you use Motor Stop on multirotor? Should you use Airmode on a fixed wing? Long story short:
- On multirotors, Motor Stop not recommended to use while Airmode is recommended to use. More than that, you can not use them both at the same time, since they exclude each other!
- On fixed wing aircrafts Motor Stop and Airmode are highly advised to use together.
I like my 7-inch endurance quadcopter. It might not be the fastest one. Or the smoothest one. But it gives quite a lot of fun when just cruising with interesting views. And, since the battery lasts for more than 10 minutes, you can have this fun for a long, long time
INAV 2.0 changes a lot. Including OSD. One of the new functions is something called "OSD Profiles". You can set up 3 independent OSD layouts to radio switches and change them during flight. One OSD profile can display all the data, second one minimal set of data and the third one Map or Radar mode.