OMP M2 (V2) with uBrain, tail issuses
Hello! I'm hoping to get some assistance. As a long time Brain flyer, I can't seem to get the OMP flight control system tuned to "feel" right. Since I had a spare uBrain, I purchased another OMP ESC board (which has main and tail ESC) and wired it up so I could connect to the uBrain. All of that works fine, and I was able to get the heli into the air, but not without several tipovers and a couple of crashes. Here's what happens:
If I flick out of throttle hold the heli violently spins counter clockwise. If I hold almost full right rudder when I flick out of throttle hold I can sometimes keep it from spinning and tipping over.
Once everything stabilizes I can lift off, but the tail motor is rapidly surging as if the gain was too high. I've reduce the gain to the point where the tail wanders around, but it still surges.
I have tried adjusting the PID settings, the gain, etc. I can't seem to get it to work, and I'd really like to! I have the Brain in all my other helis, but at this point I'm ready to give up and reinstall the stock flight control system.
I've attached the setup and log file. I don't know what kind of firmware OMP uses in their ESCs, so I'm sorry I can't provide that info.
For a better diagnosis of the behaviour of the tail motor control, you should add other parameters related to the tail behaviour instead of the parameters you do not need for your specific problem.
From the tail rotation speed graph (TailRotationRate Deg./Sec parameter), you will be able to better understand if, with the ESC you are using, the output signal controlling the tail (TailOut%) should move earlier and faster or later and more gradually or should be kept more stable (or less stable).
OK. I wasn't aware that I had to choose specific things to log. I thought by enabling logging it would log everything. My bad.
At this point I've already removed the uBrain, having broken the helicopter three times trying to get it to work. If it's going to be this difficult and frustrating to get it working, honestly it's just not worth it to me. Maybe at some point I will revisit it, but I'd rather not destroy the helicopter in the process.
Thanks for the reply. Maybe this discussion will help someone else who wants to give it a try.
braindev i can speak?
I have brain 2 bt and with all parameter standard my helicopter flies very well.
It seems to me that you have one problem of point neutral of the tail.
Is one regolation mecchanic and it is not one adjustment of the brain.
With straight bracket of the servo tail the blade tail must have the inclination right to hold the nose of helicopter stationary without to press the stick.
This test you do it in normal mode (no block tail).
Certainly you have put the blades tail in an incorrect position.
braindev if i don't have to talk in this forum (in the topic of the others people) i do not do it anymore
Hi Francesco! I appreciate the suggestion, but the M2 has a motor driven tail with fixed pitch blades. The issue is with how the uBrain handles the signals for the tail motor's speed controller.
i have created one plane rotatory that can only rotate, so the model he can not crash.
The first tail setup you do it on the plane rotatory with pitch blade at 0 and the plane and the model well fixed.
And now you go the first setting brain tail