I would *immediately* remove the bullet connectors and hard-solder the ESC to motor connections.
The weight didn't cause that. You may need to trim on the Tx if it's not balanced weight, and don't descend too fast, but I have not had a single dropout like that in probably 4 hours of total flight time with and without a camera on front. *AFTER* I hard-soldered those connectors.
And I've got a seriously crappy camera mount.
I realised this today also.
When hovering the copter could suddenly make quick sideways moves and I have heard "clicks" from the motors which probably comes from irregular contact. When I did a complete ESC recalibrate today I noticed one ESC ran very irregularly and found one bullet connector had no contact. Touching it ever so slightly made contact. So, I will solder ESCs to motors as well now. I think it´s that freely rotating design of the bullet part that causes this. The idea seems to be that when the plug is pressed into the mating connector the bullet should lock up solid. But the design is a failure.
Hi Taylor, I'm having some serious glitches on my quad, but my bullet connectors don't turn when i try to, would you still solder them?
Your camera mount --- I was worried about shifting the balance that much on the quad. Are you counterbalancing with the battery? or are you just trimming on the remote?
I just had the same frigging thing happen! I did not resolder a new motor's bullet connectors. Almost all of the bullet connectors that I received from Fah Pah have been supplied with physically solid solder joints but fail after some time. They must be done with a "cold" iron and maybe lead free crap.
If I can get mine going again, it will be hard wired as John suggests. There is no redundancy with quads. I saw a video with a hexacopter and they seem to still fly with a motor outage. Quadcopter 0, ground 1.
Thanks for the ideas, I will cut the connectors out this weekend and solder them up. I will post back with the results.
Yes it seems that there has been a lot of issues with those soldered bullets. They will be removed from next motors/esc's. Well not totally removed to placed in accessory bags. That way people who want to solder them can do it. Our factories were already informed this issue and their latest ESCs were a lot better.
We are constantly looking new and better bullets that we could use. Or other methods how to connect ESC and Motors easily.