I’m a newbie and building my first hexacopter to take ariel photographs. I have done a lot of research but I am struggling to understand if I need to use a UBEC on my set up.
I am running an Arducopter APM2.8 and wanted to use the 3DR Power Module plugged into the board using the PM slot. It will be connected to a 4S battery to start with but want to upgrade to a 6S battery in a few weeks once I connect my camera equipment (want to learn to fly first).
I am using OPTO ESC from AFRO, missing the positive wire to the board (this is how they came).
My question is with the power connected, do I still need to use a UBEC and if so what is it doing as I believe the power module powers the board etc and the ESC’s get power straight from the battery. Am I right?
Also, if I am right and don’t need a UBEC, does jumper 1 need to be installed?
Finally, will this set up work with both the 4S and the 6S batteries or will leach require a different set up?
Sorry if these are simple questions, but struggling to find the answers, or at least in a form I can understand.
Thanks in advance.