Topic: Update via iPad went well, stability issue and fly to the moon fixed
I got my Drone a few weeks ago, now that Best Buy in Canada sells them. Was somewhat dissapointed my first couple of test flights - with the 1.1.3 firmware load. It tried initially to fly up into my ceiling, and after that would pull strongly to the left.
After reading the number of horror stories about firmware 1.5.1 issues, I decided I had little to lose, and tried it.
* Charged up battery until green light on charger, had ipad at 100% charge.
* Disconnected ipad from lan
* Put in battery, waited for lights to settle down.
* Turned wifi back on (disconnected from auto recall of lan, and selected ar drone access point
* launched freeflight app. hit ok for firmware update.
* file transfered to drone with no problem.
* at restart drone, hopped over to web site to verify that this indeed meant pull the battery.
* did that, and replugged in battery immediately
* install proceeded to run to completion. freeflight app reporting 97% battery remaining.
* took drone outside, opened settings.
* hit free trim adjust, then set to limit height, and to use second joystick instead of tilt control (darn glare)
* hit take off, and held breath
* drone leveled off at around a meter up, and just stayed there. slight amount of wind, but it seemed to be trying to remain stationary.
* altitude stick worked fine, as did rotate.
* next was forward/back/left/right.
Well, the stability and try to fly and be free issues both seem to be gone. Woot. Time to go terrorize the racoons in the tree nearby tomorrow.