Sorry if this is not the right place to post this, I'm new here...
Okay, so I have bought parts and built my quad for a school research project, I just can't seem to get it to arm now its built. It's all wired up, Ive calibrated the ESC's (they work when connected to the receiver) and loaded the firmware and done all (I think) the necessary calibration.
My problem is it just wont arm, no matter what i do... The transmitter stick positions are all showing up right in mission planner (using a 3DR radio to connect) and the GPS has a fix and all accelerometers appear to be working (on the artificial horizon).
There is a solid blue light (3D GPS fix IIRC) and a flashing red on (not armed?), but when moving the throttle stick bottom left or right (i've seen both in instructions) nothing happens. When running the motor test from the Mission Planner CLI all motors work. I've also tried disarming preflight checks and reinstalling the firmware (happy to do again).
Heres a rough breakdown of my equipment...
- Turnigy 9x tx/rx
- Turnigy plush ESCs
- Ardupilot module with GPS
- 3DR radio link to ground
So, if anyone here would be willing to help it would be greatly appreciated :)
I'm a newbie when it comes to Ardupilot, so it might be a simple fix (hopefully)!