I am building a quadcopter from some parts that were donated to me and I am unsure of how exactly to connect the power distribution board, esbs and flight controller. This is my second build and a lot more complex than my first. I was hoping I could get some advice.
The power distribution board is the Advanced Power Distribution PDB 500 (https://powerdrives.net/pdb500)
The flight controller is an APM 2.6 (https://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-apm25-and-26-overview.html)
And the ESCs are Hobbywing XRotor 40A 2-6S OPTO (https://www.hobbywing.com/goods.php?id=398)
In my previous build, I attached the ESCs directly to the flight controller, although they had a BEC. I was also donated a BEC. So my questions are:
Do I need a BEC for every ESC?
What if I plug the ESCs into the FC without a BEC, will it fry the FC?
The PDB has connections for the ESBs can I attach them there without a BEC?
The connections on the PDB for the ESCs are semi-circular, if I were to attach the ESCs here how do I do that? Do I solder them directly
Any help is much appreciated, I understand these are probably basic questions, but this is a bit more complex than my last build Thank you