Hello every body !
I am beginner in the field and I am French then I am sorry for the errors spelling or grammar to.
I would like to set up a prototype in Y6 for my internship and I decided to follow the steps on this site.
Unfortunately I have a problem when I want to do the calibration of the ESC
I think following the configuration steps (- First time setup - ESC calibration - Setting corect prop management - Connecting camera)
Here's the problems:
I can't calibrate the ESC.
There are different symptoms:
-When I do a calibration there is no beep.
-In of other calibration, engine bursts in the disorder (ex: 2 7 1 8 4 3) but for engines 3 and 4,it's the engine 8 turns.
-In of other calibration, no engine wants to calibrate
-Sometime engine will beep quickly and continued.
-In of a calibration, the engine will be calibrate but when I accelerate, engine not working properly
I tried updating the software (mission planner).
Here's my questions:
-Cable USB should remained online during the calibration?
-Should be done a calibration of the remote control every time that I test a new calibration?
-on your tutorial, you connect inputs (from RC) and outputs (from ESC) of the APM card, is it necessary to connect the two at the same time?
I have connected GPS, sonar and Xbee, be it the disconnected to the ESC calibration?
This is the equipment I use:
RC: Hobbyking HK60F 2.4 GHz 6Ch
Map: APM kit
software: Mission planner 1.1.42 (update 1.1.52)
You should try this method because I was not able to use authomatic calibration:
Order is not important, but you need to do the above operation for all the 6 ESCs.
Also be sure you have NO trim and that your radio is configured for Airplane or Acro, not Helicopter.
Hope this helps,
Thank you Emile for responding and for clarification of the beeps.
I have two questions for you:
I followed what you said and ESC calibrates itself in disorder, let me explain:
- I tried to calibrate the ESC 1 and it did not work, ESC 2 it did not work, ESC 3 and it works, ESC 4, it did not work, 5 that the ESC did not work, ESC 7 it did not work, ESC Works 8, is this normal?
- When I calibrate an ESC (that works), there is a musical note, two beeps, I drop the joystick down, and there, there is 1 beep, 2 beeps, 1 beep, 2 beeps, the ESC does not calibrate. I vary the joystick up and down and after a few seconds the ESC is "calibrated" .. , Is this normal?
Excuse me for my expression
Ben what kind of ESCs do you have?
What you say is very strange.
Procedure should be same for every ESC unless there is a problem with your radio.
If you plug the radio in APM and use the planner what are the values you see in Configuration-->Radio Setup? The should be something like 1080 for the minimum and 1920 for the maximum.
Of course every radio has it' own limits, so they could differ.
Have you ever calibrated an ESC before? One thing that got me at first was the fact that the ESC expected a minimum PWM from my radio. My radio outputted 1120 at low throttle, and the ESC wouldn't accept anything above about1080 before arming.