not sure if this is right place to axe this sort of question so please don't bash me if it's not!
Is it possible to get DJI ESCs (30A OPTO) to work with APM 2.0? My first impression is that they are not compatible. I measured the signals and voltage one 3-pin connector and it seams that plus and minus are on the opposite sides, and signal is in the middle, while APM has got plus in the middle and signal and GND on the opposite sides. I also noticed that the ESCs only give 3V rather than 5V which seems strange, so if anyone could confirm that, I would much appreciate it.
If anyone managed the DJI ESCs to work with APM, please let me know - I've got the Flame Wheel kit and if possible, I would like to use some of the guts until I build the proper copter.
Thanks in advance
The ESC WILL WORK! you will need a BEC to get it to work powering APM from ESC side! do not use the power from DJI ESC it will not work for you. Power the APM from the receiver side or use a BEC to power the APM from the ESC side. The DJI ESC has no power coming from the ESC.
Alright it does work!
Now, when I calibrate the sticks in Mission Planner it seems that the Throttle is in reverse - is this normal for Futaba? (I have T10 CHG and R6008HS).
It also happens when I try to manually calibrate ESCs with RC receiver: to be able to put it in calibration mode I need to put the throttle all the way down and go up to select the mode - even when reversing throttle in the transmitter, it doesn't make a difference.
Is it possible that I messed it up? I've been trying to calibrate all ESCs through APM and because I didn't know where is top where bottom I started fiddling around trying everything and was getting strange results (like motors going full on in the middle and decreasing towards the ends).
Is there any way to reset ESCs to factory settings and start over?