Tutorial: Set Rate Drone FPV BetaFPV Aquila 16
Update RC Candidate Firmware
To begin setting the rates for your FPV drone, you will need to update the RC candidate firmware. Although it has not been officially released yet, you can still find updates for it. Earlier versions include 2 rc1 and 2 rc2. It is important to note that these updates are currently only compatible with Windows operating systems. If you are using a MacBook, you may need to wait for the release of BetaFPV Configurator V2 for compatibility.
Using Mac OS 111 and Downgrade to Mac OS 110
If you are currently using Mac OS 111, you may need to downgrade to Mac OS 110 to be compatible with the drone firmware. By downgrading to the released version, you can ensure that the software is compatible with your device. Once you have completed the downgrade, you can proceed with the configuration.
Connecting the Drone
Once you have the compatible firmware and software versions, you can connect your BetaFPV Aquila 16 drone to your computer. Ensure that the drone is powered on and connect it to your computer using the appropriate cable. Once connected, open the BetaFPV Configurator V2 and click on the “Connect” button. You should see the drone detected and connected.
BetaFPV Configurator Settings
In the BetaFPV Configurator, navigate to the “Rate Profile” settings. Here, you will find the default values for the rate profile. They may appear as “12,12,09” in the graph. However, there seems to be an issue with the graph not displaying properly. To fix this, you can click on the up or down buttons to trigger the graph to display properly. Once adjusted, you can see the values clearly and make any necessary changes.
Configuring PID Tuning
After adjusting the rate profile settings, you can proceed to the PID tuning section. Here, you can fine-tune the drone’s movement and response. Initially, the values may appear as “008 02” which may seem odd. However, after adjusting the values, you can see the changes in the graph. The graph will display the rotation speed in degrees per second, which you can adjust to your preference.
Testing the Remote Control
Now that you have configured the drone settings, you can test the remote control. Connect the remote to your computer and ensure that it is detected and connected. You can test the drone’s movement by moving the control sticks up and down. If you notice any issues or inconsistencies, you can go back and adjust the rate profile and PID tuning settings accordingly.
Remember to save your configurations after making any changes to ensure they are applied when using the drone in flight.