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"RTF" not so RTF. Wired up wrong?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Green Mar 17, 2013. 12 Replies

Hi All. Newbie here. A week ago I received an Arducopter Quad from 3DR and nothing has worked at all like it's supposed to.  I went for the soft option of having it assembled for me so all i had to…Continue

 

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Richard Boyhan replied to Dave Cush's discussion "RTF" not so RTF. Wired up wrong?
"Depending on what type of radio you have you might be able to reverse the channels that are backwards. The beeping comes from the ESCs they tell how many cells are on the battery. 3 beeps 3 cells and 4 beeps 4 cells. The ESCs also beep when they are…"
Mar 16, 2013
Dave Cush replied to Dave Cush's discussion "RTF" not so RTF. Wired up wrong?
"Hi Richard.  I've made some progress with the new 3S battery.  I'm pretty sure i've calibrated the ESCs successfully now.  Sometimes when i connect the LiPo all the ESCs beep incessantly, other times (going through…"
Mar 16, 2013
Dave Cush replied to Dave Cush's discussion "RTF" not so RTF. Wired up wrong?
"Hey Richard - that's great. At least I have something simple to try.  If I did fry the power module, that should have protected everything else I guess.  I should probably get a spare one in case.  I'll get some new…"
Mar 5, 2013

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Richard Boyhan replied to Dave Cush's discussion "RTF" not so RTF. Wired up wrong?
"Wow, 6S is way to much voltage. Your quad can use either 3S or 4S. I use a 4S and it flys like a rocket. Hopefully you haven't fried anything. I recommend a 3S 5000mAh. The PIDS are set for the 3S and the 5000mAh will give you about 15 minutes…"
Mar 5, 2013
Dave Cush replied to Dave Cush's discussion "RTF" not so RTF. Wired up wrong?
"Hi Richard - I am using a Turnigy Nanotech 3300mAh 6S Lipo.  The quad came with everything installed  except legs and props.  The power module - do you mean the distribution board that the ESCs plug in to? It was all built already -…"
Mar 5, 2013
Dave Cush replied to Dave Cush's discussion "RTF" not so RTF. Wired up wrong?
"Hi Doug - Yes, the DX8 is in Acro mode (aeroplane).  Yes, I am running APM 2.5. I get the feeling this machine wasn't tested by 3DR prior to shipping, but I only feel that way because I was under the (false) impression that I'd just…"
Mar 5, 2013

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Richard Boyhan replied to Dave Cush's discussion "RTF" not so RTF. Wired up wrong?
"What kind battery are you using? Did your quad come with 3DR power module installed? Also who built the Quad? Calibrating ESC can be an issue and takes a bit to work."
Mar 5, 2013
R. D. Starwalt replied to Dave Cush's discussion "RTF" not so RTF. Wired up wrong?
"Sorry to hear of your 'learning pains' but it comes with the turf. Are you running the DX8 in ACRO mode? (Airplane) Which APM are you running? (I suspect 2.5) JP1 should not have been used in an RTF aircraft if you have the latest APM…"
Mar 5, 2013
Dave Cush replied to Dave Cush's discussion "RTF" not so RTF. Wired up wrong?
"Hi Tim - I hope you're right and I can get running ASAP. Itching to show the birds who's boss with the chopper, though. Normally, we shoot the birds, so this seems like a step in the right direction :)"
Mar 5, 2013
Tim McPherson replied to Dave Cush's discussion "RTF" not so RTF. Wired up wrong?
"Your being discouraged is understandable. You'll get this straightened out in time to scare the hell out of those birds. Please don't be too rough on them though, as they need to eat too! There are a few interdependent things that need to…"
Mar 4, 2013
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"RTF" not so RTF. Wired up wrong?

Hi All. Newbie here. A week ago I received an Arducopter Quad from 3DR and nothing has worked at all like it's supposed to.  I went for the soft option of having it assembled for me so all i had to do was put on the legs and rotors, bind my RC gear and it should've been good to go.  I followed all the instructions on the Wiki and didn't actually make it very far.  When I try to calibrate the ESCs they make the musical tone first, then beep twice (all four ESCs) without any kind of change,…See More
Mar 4, 2013

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