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ESC Burn Out

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Woods Dec 17, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi everyone, I just flew my new quad today quite successfully, however, the CG is off and it doesn't have proper landing gear so when I set down it tilted and one of the rotors got caught in the…Continue

Tricopter Difficulties

Started Sep 17, 2012 0 Replies

Hi guys,This is my first post here, and I'd just like to say this is a great community.So far, all the questions I have had were found in other's experiences and tips but now I'm having some issues…Continue

 

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Alex Woods replied to Alex Woods's discussion ESC Burn Out
"So, after looking through the manual for these motors I found out that they are rated for 40A speed controllers. Why would the DIYDrones store sell these with 20A ESC's then?? They literally sell these as a kit..."
Dec 17, 2012
Bradley J Carr replied to Alex Woods's discussion ESC Burn Out
"Alex I had the same thing happen when I had to land in a wheat feild.  When that grass catches it, there is a extreme amount of current, and for that split second is all it would take to burn it out.  To check the ESC hook it up to its own…"
Dec 14, 2012
Alex Woods posted a discussion

ESC Burn Out

Hi everyone, I just flew my new quad today quite successfully, however, the CG is off and it doesn't have proper landing gear so when I set down it tilted and one of the rotors got caught in the grass while trying to spin. I throttled down as fast as I could, but it the ESC has burnt out. The motor no longer responds, and it doesn't seem to initialize when I turn the APM on (no beeps at all). On my other quad, my tri and all the other aircrafts I've flown I have never experienced this…See More
Dec 14, 2012
Alex Woods posted a discussion

Tricopter Difficulties

Hi guys,This is my first post here, and I'd just like to say this is a great community.So far, all the questions I have had were found in other's experiences and tips but now I'm having some issues that I can't seem to figure out.- First Issue: I cannot seem to find a good setup guide for tricopters. Mostly on the software side of things. Where to plug in the motors and servos and all that is perfectly clear but as far as settings in the APM Planner goes, I'm confused.-Second Issue: I THINK I…See More
Sep 17, 2012

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Interested in dynamic control of unstable platforms such as tricopters, quadcopters, etc.
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