I'm completely new to quadcopters and I decided to built my own quad about a month ago, I chose to go with APM 2.6 because it seem just awesome what the possibilities are with it.
To this point I'm ready to start flying but I haven't been able to accomplish take off at all, I', completely lost and don't know what else to do, I've gone throughout the set up as recommended, but when doing a ESC calibration I don't get the beeps like the videos in youtube show but I do get the motors spending and responding to throttle on the last step of the calibration.
I'm able to arm and disarm but when trying to take off in stabilized mode it seems like the throttle won't generate enough juice to make the quad elevate, when I push the throttle stick side way (ROLL) it looks like all the juice is there and even wants to flip the quad.
here's a straight link to the video just in case it doesn't show embedded: my video
This is a video I uploaded to youtube of what the problem is:
F30A Fire Red Series SimonK-(RapidESC)
SunnySky X3108S KV900 brushless motors
HQ Props 9x5 Carbon Composite Props
APM 2.6 with GPS/Compass and Telemetry
AR6210 DSMX® 6-channel receiver
Flip FPV Pro G Frame
Another thing I notice is that "terminal" tab is not on my mission planner latest update.
PLEASE HELP! I've had this issue for a few weeks now and almost ready to give up!! I would really appreciate any help!
To me it looks like there is not enough power, did u program your esc's
First time i tested mine i used a deffect battery, it looked just like your
problem, i also had to reprogram my esc for some reason
I have a esc hub,so i can program all 4 at the same time, its just a servo cable , the one end goes to the ch3 (Throttle) in the receiver, in the other end there is 4 connectors, one to each esc, the first i made my self by soldering 4 esc cables together in parallel, then i used the programming guide for my esc (hobby wing), there is also a general guide in this forum, but i used the guide specifik for my esc's, remember to run the radiotest in mission planner
right, remove props :-)
It does not appear to be your props or motor rotation or basic available power or ESC, because the quad is lifting one side at a time and the motors are putting out what sounds like close to full power on roll commands.
Why is your radio commanding rolls via the throttle stick? Roll should be on the other stick, side-to-side on the throttle stick should command yaw, not roll.
I suspect that either your receiver to APM wires are scrambled (plugged in incorrectly) or your radio callibration (in Mission Planner initial setup) is not correct, or possibly that you have some settings in your transmitter scrambled. Start with the wiring and then calibration, you can see on the calibration screen what's what.