Questions tagged [pid-tuning]

For questions relating to the tuning of PID controllers, which are commonly used to stabilize and control model aircraft and multi-copters.

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Flyaway inducing oscillation - betaflight defaults

I'm tearing my hair out over this one - hopefully I've missed something simple. I can't tune this quad to be flyable without putting an extremely loose tune on it with agressive filtering. The build: ...
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How to tune a Deadcat Quadcopter with 10 inch props and asymmetrical mass distribution along the roll axis with a low power to weight ratio?

I have a quadcopter with TBS discovery frame and 10inch props running on 810Kv motors on 3S. The quadcopter has an asymmetrical mass distribution since the heavy battery pack at the back causes the ...
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How do you use the PID controller to compensate for a higher weight?

How should you adjust the PID values if you add weight to a quadcopter (For example a GoPro), so that the flight characteristics stay as close as possible to how they were before? I assume that the ...
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Tuning sharp turn prop wash

When I do a split-S or make a sharp turn around an object, my drone shakes due to the prop wash. I have heard that this prop wash (from abrupt turns) is the hardest to remove via tuning. I've tried ...
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How to PID tune a 10" drone?

I have a 10" inch drone that I have trouble tuning. On the default Betaflight PIDs it feels really unstable, and I have tried to raise P, I and D both together and one by one without noticing much ...
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Can I configure Betaflight in the field without using a laptop?

I often find myself wanting to make adjustments to the settings on my quadcopter in the field, especially when tuning PID settings and rate profiles. I currently bring a laptop with me wherever I go ...
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