Hello, I am having some issues with my input 1. I purchased the pre-soldered 2.5 so I don't think it is a soldering issue. Anyway I have all the connections hooked up in my outputs and inputs and…Continue
"I'm so sorry I never scrolled down past the picture. If you still want to know anything about my plane let me know. I actually am using a bixler as well, very nice platform for a FPV. Having cellular telemetry opened a whole new door…"
"Sorry, I just assumed you had a quad. But especially since you have servos and what not, it's a good thing your running a BEC. So leave the ESC alone and hook it up like normal.
The BEC should get power at the same place as the ESC, in…"
"Does a plane have a power distribution board? Again sorry I'm new to this. As for the power wire I'm only running one ESC BEC to power the APM and one external UBEC to power the drone cell so would I need to disable the red wire? I thought…"
"That's fine, but I would hook it into the battery at the power distribution board.
As for the ESC's, the common thing to do is to disable the power wire on all but one of the ESC's where they connect to the APM."
"Thank you guys so much there is no way I would have found this out from the manual. Just to summarize I'm taking my ESC and plugging that into my APM 2 like i normally would. Then I plan to use the external BEC that was recommended to me and…"
"Ok, your current ESC's all have a 3 wire plug that goes to the APM "output" rail. The 3 wires are Power (+5v) Ground, and Signal. 3DR Recommends only using one of the ESC's to power the APM, and it will get that from the power…"
"Thanks so much I was very lost. Sorry to ask more questions but my current setup includes a ESC with a built in BEC could I just use that to power the drone cell? How do I power the APM? If I get another external BEC how do I connect it to the drone…"
"A BEC (AKA UBEC)
Just hooks up to your battery (12v) and the other end puts out 5 volts.a very clean 5v at that. Very Simple, I picked up a 5amp model from HK for about $5 and It works great. There are a bunch to choose from, and most of them…"
"I cannot give you an example for the wiring but I can give you the following advice:
About 1 Year ago I have been toying around with the DroneCell and it behaved strangely. I could connect and I got a prompt via Serial console. However, when the…"