Regarding crash at end of video: Raw footage shows motors were disarmed in flight (RAW VIDEO). Unfortunately, it’s more difficult to determine -why- the disarmed occurred. Originally, I was thinking I may have disarmed accidentally by hitting switch on transmitter. Now I’m not so sure. Saw the following post on Reddit, Naze32 has unarmed mid-flight a couple of times. Maybe a software bug. Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase – server crash. Software bugs and vulnerabilities of the future will be devastating and touch more than our bank accounts.
|Photo: before crash (click to enlarge)|
|Photo: after crash (click to enlarge)|
Thankfully, the crash is not as bad as it looks. I keep lots of parts on hand but I may need a new flight camera and a new motor torn off arm in crash. All in all, I’m pretty happy about this flight since flying has been tough for me to master.
Last updated April 28, 2015
I figured out the cause of the crash. Turns out my Naze32 flight controller board from Abusemark is bad. Instead of running Cleanflight I tried Baseflight this time. During a flight yesterday I noticed some flashing of the “Disarmed” message across the magnetometer heading in my Fatsharks. I landed the craft immediately. I really like the Naze32 architecture but there may be some quality control issues. To work around these I decided to look at clone boards like Dragonfly32 and Mullet32. I ordered a Mullet32 pre-soldered with right angle connectors. Strange to order a clone for the purposes of better quality and not cost savings. Seems like I spend hours on the ground for every 10 mins of air. Keep trying.