First of all I have to say that I'm completely new to the RC world.
Today I just finish assembling an quadcopter kit from jDrones. I loaded the latest firmware onto the APM 1 and everything seems to be working fine, but when I try to setup for the first time in the Radio Calibration page, when I move the sticks on my turnigy 9x, nothing happen. I saw that the bars on the wiki page ( what it is suppose to be) is green, but on mine, it's blue. I'm not quite sure what I'm missing here because I've never done this before, but I think I've followed the instruction correctly.
Is there anything extra that I'm suppose to do to make the Turnigy 9X (stock) work with APM1?
Some extra observations:
Does anybody have an idea about what I could possibly miss or what newbies often miss?
Let me know if you need more information.
Are you using the receiver that comes with the 9x?
I'm no where close to an expert at this but I had to plug channel 6 out of my receiver into channel 5 on my APM 2 to get it to work. I know someone here told me why but I don't remember.
Still doesn't work. Did you have to do anything extra out of the box for it to work? Did you just plug the receiver into the APM and pair it with Turnigy 9x and it worked?
I did set mine to use PPM and ACRO. Other than that, nothing else out of the box.
Truthfully I don't remember but I will gladly look when I get home today.
The 9x is not new RC user friendly, I've changed mine over to a FrSky module and receiver so that I have a fail safe (be aware you don't have any fail saf with a stock 9x). Even with that change the stock programing is a royal pain so now I'm waiting on a Smartie Parts board so I can change the firmware in the receiver. I'm telling you this because I wish I would have done it from the start and saved myself the headaches.
Thanks a lot! I will probably changed to a FrSky module soon too.
hi I have the stock 9x, after binding it worked first time, did you set up a new model, have you got it in mode 2 or mode 1 ? if you go into the menu you cna look at the display to make sure that the channels are funcitonal,
i would try connecting an esc(with no prop) directly to the throttle chanel to see if there is any output, or connect a servo if you have one,
be warned, my 9x seems to glitch on some channels and give bad output, and like previously mentioned, there is no failsafe, so if i lose rc the motors shut down,
take it nice and easy on the first few flights, if i were ou i would practice altitude control and combatting the wind for several batteries worth before i flew more than a few meters away
You should load the new PPM encoder firmware so that you have proper failsafe support.
Into where? 9X or APM1
I'm not exactly sure what you meant by 'set up a new model', but my 9x is brand new out of the box. All I did was check that its modulation is in PPM and flying in ACRO mode. I don't know where to look to make sure the channels are functional.
I tried to connect the esc directly to each channel on the rx and found that channel 1-4 works, while channel 5-6 doesn't seem to have signal or control from the tx since when I connect the esc to these two channel, the motor just spin without control from the tx (cannot stop it spinning).