Well I just got my new APM 2.5 and set up my new camera Quad. On the first real flight with the system at the RC field to start the tuning process the motors just stopped and down she came from ~10 ft in the air.
Here is what I have:
HK.com X-550 frame
HK.com X-550 Camera gimbal
4 = 30amp Tunigy Plush ESC
4 = 28-36 1100kv motors
3600mah 11.1v turnigy nano tech
Canon Digital Elf 10mp
My thoughts is that the ESC that is powering the avionics overheated and shut the throttle off. now my question is:
If 1 ESC overheated will it shut off power to all the motors or will it only kill the one ESC that is overheated?
here is the video of from the quad during the crash..
It suffered minor damage and if fully functional again. The landing gear/gimbal took the brunt of the damage and a little CA and Carbon fiber reinforcement and good as new.