PID Tuning/(Roll/Flip) Training at the Park

packed upWent out to the park today with Kira, my German Shepherd, and I brought my laptop along this time because I wanted to tune my quad a little better for flipping and rolling. I had done some the other day in horizon mode, but the Expos were not high enough to make for an aggressive roll in place or without having to be 50 feet in the air. So, when I got there, I logged in, and tuned my roll/pitch expos up to about .2 (naze32+baseflight). Went for a flight in horizon, and not enough. Tried again at .4 and liked it a lot more. I decided to stick with these rates for the rest of the day, and I’ll make it more aggressive next time around.

Here’s a shot of my PID page: any feedback is great.

Click to see values


I really would encourage everyone else out there to pop it in horizon mode, try a few, and then just go for it! Who cares if you break some props! (just do it over grass).

I was able to do 20-30 flips, and I broke only 1 prop! (really good grass where I was flying, so it made for a nice, spongy landing. According to FlightLoggr, I had about 15 minutes of stick time, (time with throttle on) so that was good. I was out at the part for about an hour, playing frisbee with the dog in addition. Here’s some video of the flips that I was able to pull off, even though it’s a little blurry — my phone camera did not focus properly.


This battery strap and one busted up prop was the worst of the damage, which I couldn’t be more thrilled about!


One thought on “PID Tuning/(Roll/Flip) Training at the Park

  • May 11, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Hi! It’s a little bit of topic, but did you buy that backpack locally? I’m looking for something like that to bring my gear to the field too.


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