Hello DIY Drones community,
Gear: APM 2.5, Spektrum DX8 with AR8000 receiver.
I am a newbie to this hobby. I have purchased pre-assembled Arducopter and Spectrum DX8. Only wiring i had to do was between APM and AR8000. I am able to bind DX8 with AR8000 (light turn ON on AR8000)
I followed Arducopter wiki guide. I am stuck at ESC calibration step
I hear no confirmation in step 5 when i move the throttle stick down. and ofcourse step 6 is not working for me. motors are not spinning :(
any help will be appreciated as the snow melted away and i am excited to fly the arducopter for the first time. I am from Minnesota!!
wiring on APM Inputs
One Whilte, three orange and two yellow are in "S" Channel 1 to 6
One Red are in '+' Channel 8
One Black are in '-' Channel 8
six wires (white, orange and yellow) are in the bottom pins of AR8000 (see the attach image)
Black wire is in Top pin AUX 2
Red wire is in Middle pin AUX 2
I thought that was only for AC3.0
Not to make this thread bigger I posted my experiences with 3.0.0 today here Help welcome ;-)
On July 13th I helped Aleem get his first flight at the Grassfield RC Club Funfly. He had just loaded the latest 3.0 software version so we ran through the configuration steps again, and it was the ESC calibration which ended up being the issue why the APM was not arming. It took us few tries to get the ESC calibration to work. It helps to follow the instructions.
It was very windy.
Thank you Blake. It was very kind of you helping me to configure DX8 with APM board. I also have to thank Daniel from HobbyTown USA (local hobby shop, where i live). Daniel helped me with the wiring between AR8000 and APM 2.5 board. I had THRO wire from AR8000, plugged into Channel 8. That was wrong
Here is my current wiring setup between AR8000 and APM INPUTS port
I have a six wire connector that came with Arducopter pre-built kit (check the images i uploaded in original post)
APM INPUTS AR8000
Ch 1 (white wire) AILE
Ch 2 (orange wire) ELEV
Ch 3 (orange wire) THRO
Ch 4 (orange wire) RUDD
Ch 5 (yellow wire) GEAR
Ch 6 (yellow wire) It is disconnected for now
Ch 7 not using it none
Ch 8 Red/Black power wires AUX 3
It was my first time at an RC Air show. I am very impressed with the people and their flying skills. All and all it was a great time. Can't wait to go back and start flying.