Hi, guys. I know the 3DR Y6 is not as popular as it used to be, but I still need some help. I recently dusted off my Y6 and started using it again. I even installed a new Hero4 for 4K video with a new lens (to get rid of the fisheye effect)...
The issue I have (well, one of them!) is that regardless if I connect through the MavLink or the USB cable directly to the Pixhawk, the pixhawk is reading 0.0V from the battery. Now, the interesting thing is that BATTERY_VOLTAGE2 is reading correctly, but BATTERY_VOLTAGE1 is reading 0 (and it is not the multiplier). I have tried everything I can think of to get this to read correctly, but I always end up with 0.0V. And by the way, I connected the battery through a battery monitor, so I am seeing the battery is fully charged (but the effect is the same if I connect it directly). And I have used 4 different batteries, so it is not the battery.
The weird thing is that regardless of how I set up the battery monitor 1, Mission Planner takes it and switches it to OTHER (even when I set it up as Pixhawk or 3DR). To me, flying without knowing how much battery you have left is downright reckless, so I have only made very short (2 to 3 minutes) flights to avoid issues. But I really need to survey a lot that my wife is working on a design for, and for that, I need a full flight. I am running the latest version of the firmware (cannot remember the version, but I installed it 10 days ago). Could you guys help me?
Hi, Jaime. I have a Pixhawk 1 (the original that came with the 3DR Y6 kit). Same with the battery monitor, it is the 3DR one that came with the kit.
I am attaching a screenshot of the Battery Monitor and Battery Monitor 2 setup screens from MP, Both in Tower and in MP I see 0.0V, which is a risk. I am also attaching the log from the last flight.