Charles Harrington
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Charles Harrington replied to Charles Harrington's discussion Motors not spinning fast enough to take off in the group ArduCopter User Group
May 13
Charles Harrington replied to Charles Harrington's discussion Motors not spinning fast enough to take off in the group ArduCopter User Group
May 11
Charles Harrington replied to Charles Harrington's discussion Motors not spinning fast enough to take off in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Keith Smith....don't really understand what you mean...but have calibrated each one individually and all at once and no change...still not enough power to lift off.................even tried a different transmitter and receiver and ESC's…"
May 11
Charles Harrington replied to Charles Harrington's discussion Motors not spinning fast enough to take off in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Weight is fine and nothing extra like camera. Props are 10x4 and motors are 2212 960KV....battery 5200. Used to fly but one day hardly any power....re did soft ware in MP....that is where I think the issue is but have corrected everything suggested…"
May 11
Clifton Hipsher replied to Charles Harrington's discussion Motors not spinning fast enough to take off in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Give us a SPECIFIC, DETAILED break down of what you are using for motors, batteries, props, plus any extra pay load (camera, gimbal, FPV gear, etc.) the aircraft is carrying, and an accurate aircraft weight WITH EVERYTHING installed. While you are…"
May 11
Keith Smith replied to Charles Harrington's discussion Motors not spinning fast enough to take off in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Good Day Charles, I ran in to this same issue . I discovered it was caused by ESC calibration problems. after many attempts to calibrate them. I Programed another model with 4 outputs all controlled by the throttle. I then connected the EScs to that…"
May 11
Charles Harrington added a discussion to the group ArduCopter User Group
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Motors not spinning fast enough to take off

I am new to DIY Drones and to this group. So, if this question would be better off posting somewhere else please let me know.  I recently built a 450 frame quad using a Clone Ardupilot 2.8 flight controller.  Also using a Taranis Plus with X8R receiver.  All works fine except, once armed the motors will not spin fast enough to take off. Taranis is set to 150% on throttle and I went back into Mission Planner and set Throttle max from 80 to 1000.  It arms fine but still not fast enough to take…See More
May 11

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