Elev-8 Crashes

Hi everyone!
I have been experiencing a non-consistent problem with my Elev-8. I can often get in some 10-15 minute flights, gaining some altitude and distance. But, occasionally the copter will flip (roll) 180 degrees and head straight (upside) down. This has happened anywhere from 7 to 20 feet in altitude resulting in damage to motor mounts and props.

I really do not know where to start. I have been looking at the sensor data stream, but do not know if it is the flight controller or the transmitter or even the esc. I took screenshots of the sensor data to try to analyze, but really do not know where to start. Sometimes the Yaw Data is off the charts.

I have done the Accel and Gyro calibration many times.

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.


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  • Welcome to the forums, your first post..well you have been signed up since 2015 :)

    Which version of the ELEV8 you you have? The controller matters. Version 1 and 2 have the Hoverfly controller, while the Version 3 has the Parallax Flight Controller.
    Infernal Machine
  • I have been a reader on the forums occasionally, First time poster.

    I have the V3 with the Parallax controller. I use 2.0.1 firmware and groundstation software. I also have the xBee setup to log data.
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