Hopefully someone can help me out here. I have a 3DR quad with APM2 that I've been trying to get to fly. But the quad wants to flip on take off.
At first I thought it was a bad esc since I thought I could fly without the data card, but it seems like you need the data card from the reading I've been doing. But before I figured that out, I changed out all escs from the kit 20As to my spares 30As from my hexa. I also swapped motors with the one that wants to flip the quad, to see if its a motor or something else. I changed configurations from X to +, but the same result. I could only ever get it to go ready to fly without the data card while powered by lipo and I think that's the main issue. Something is not initialized on the card or something is just wrong with the APM2.
When powered by LiPos the blue & red leds do not flash. Only the Rx/Tx. I've waited plenty of time to see if the blue & red, ready to fly flights turn on but nothing. I can only get the LEDs to flash properly if I take out the data card, but then it wants to flip on take off. So I think it's a data card/initialization issue.
From other threads, I've tried the following:
Connect via terminal (no mavlink)
This said it found the data card, and the card was the proper version of card
So I continued, and erased the logs with
Booting with USB gets the blue and red led to flash, as ready for fly but on lipo power nothing happens.
I'm running the latest mission planner 2.6 version available.