Dear Y6 Owners and other DIYDroners,
I am looking for some help.
Ever since installing 3.2 on my Y6B I have had intermittent failure of motor No.6. Always no .6
Ah, "It has to be an ESC or Motor" I hear you all say, I thought that as well. Here is what I have tried so far and I am getting boarded and would like to get it back in the air and get on with other things.
1: Replaced 3DR ESC with a completely new 3DR ESC. No change, motor will run up fine and then lose sync.
2: Replaced Motor No.6 with a completely new motor, including all wires. No change.
3.Swapped ESC/motor No.5 for ESC/Motor No.6 to see if the problem would move. No change, still Motor no.6 faulting intermittently.
4: Just for laughs and because it was the only thing I could see that was physically different on RC Out 6 I moved the Ground/Power connected to a different port. No change, as expected although the problem did get a little less frequent at first.
5: Replaced Pixhawk board for a brand new one from 3DR. It seemed better at first but alas, it was not to be. I guess that is the problem when you don't know what is happening and can't actively cause the issue.
So I have replaced or swapped everything except the power distribution board which I have check for dry joints, continuity and measured resistance to confirm that all connections are good, solid and working correctly. So I doubt it is the power distro board.
6: Reverted to 3.1.5 and all seems fine. Back to 3.2 and it did it again.
7: Raised THR_MIN as I also noticed that after running motors for a while and closing throttle then some motors would stop. This does not happen on 3.1.5. All motors Idle fine but the Motor No.6 sync issue has not changed at all.
8: Connected ESC/Motor No.6 directly to Rx. All Good.
Attached is the latest log of the fault happening on the bench, I can't fly as I don't trust it will stay in the air and I won't fly it until I get to the root of the problem. Can anyone help me find the cause. I have logged a problem with 3DR help but so far no reply. This is a stock frame and all stock electronics which had been fine on 3.1.5 and I can DEFINATELY say that reverting back fixes this issue.
I am confused as my other machines work just fine with 3.2 and I really, really want to get it working on my Y6B
Can anyone help me with the log below, I see the motor drop and others responded as expected but there is also a very steep RC Out drop on Motor5, RC.3 in is stable and power looks fine to me.
Thank you for your help and I hope that this might go some way to fixing any other sync issues out there. I see there are a couple of post with Hex/Y6 Motor No.6 failures although I find it hard to believe it is a bug as it is not affecting everyone.
Thanks in advance,