Hi,I am working on my first Arducopter 3DR. I am through the build and have reached a block. I am not receiving any power lights on my AR8000 receiver. I have the lipo connected and what I believe to be the right pin out on from the APM to the AR8000. I am attaching a picture that shows all of the channels disconnected on the receiver leaving only the power from the APM to the AR8000. No lights when the copter powers on from the battery being plugged in. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I have yet to successfully bind the receiver to the transmitter. Thanks.
Here is the update. I have connected Pin 3 to the throttle on the receiver. I also have moved the power to AUX 1. Still now lights on the receiver. Am I doing something wrong?
Hopefully this picture was early in the process because you cannot arm if you don't have the rest of those wires connected to the receiver on the right channels! It rudder isn't connected, no way will you ever arm.
well it seems everything is conected right. so the only thing i can think of is that your not connected. make sure that your transmitter is on before you power the board.
Thank you! Seems to have done the trick. It is now binded. However now I am trying to get the motors to spin up from the throttle. No luck. Next goal is to get it to read from the PC to start the simulator.
OK. I got the APM to connect to MP. I was able to load the 2.5 Firm to the APM and successfully get all of the readings. The transmitter and receiver are now binded. So far it looks like everything is working. Except I cannot get the ESC's to arm. In MP it sayd they are disarmed. I have gone through what looks like the right auto arming processing. No luck. It is either silent or constant beeps. No response. I was able to calibrate the controller in MP. What do you think the issue and solution may be to this? Looks like I am so close. Thanks for your help!
Silent means the APM is sending correct PWM to the ESCs so that's good, but it's at low stick or off. In this state, MP should say disarmed because it's waiting for you to hold the left stick in the lower right corner for a few seconds (throttle full down, full right tail on a heli). I had to hold it longer than I expected but that's the whole point of having mission planner connected when troubleshooting, you can see what signals are happening.
To verify what you are sending the APM via the RC radio, go back to the settings menu in MP, look the same window you calibrated the radio at. You'll see throttle must be at the lowest position and ensure it's getting right rudder (not cyclic AKA right stick).
well issue that i had was that i had to reverse my yaw so it woried as specified. but first try to arm the escs by moving the right stick down and to the left and if that works you need to reverse the yaw. and hav eyou clibrated the escs?
Just so I have this straight. I should have the lipo & usb connected for this right? Also should the 4 wire cable that connects the APM and the power distribution board be connected? I want to verify that I am doing this correctly. I am getting slightly confused on calibrating and then arming. Also if this should be done with MP. TY