Hey guys, I am building a new Tri copter and was bench testing my copter and was having an issue with one of the motors not starting properly. I thought i had an ESC issue so I was investigating the ESC and wiring. I was applying throttle on the bench and then suddenly pop goes the power module and smoke.
Thank goodness that APM is still working since I tested it with USB. I could jumper JP1 and power it with the ESC for now. The power module is a Chinese knock off and I am attaching a photo of the damage area. Can someone tell me what this section of the module does that burned up. I also ordered a new module from 3DR. I am grateful this happen on the bench.
I was all excited and ready to do my first flight using the Tower android application and then this happens.
I find this so amazing what we can do this so I made a short video of connecting Tower to AMP 2.6.
Any input would be grateful.
My Video on Tower and APM 2.6