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Help! Random Motor surge/twitch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Buckmaster Jun 27. 2 Replies

I completed a build of a Tarot 650 Ironman and have done two short test flights. I am experiencing random motor surge/twitch which makes the aircraft unstable. In a previous build I had the same…Continue

Motor Surge/Drop Off While Flying In Circles

Started Apr 15, 2018 0 Replies

I have a Tarot 650 Sport quadcopter that I built. It uses an APM flight controller and is powered by four MN3220 T-Motors, which require 6S power.I have flown this several times, but recently made a…Continue

Telemetry Connect Problem In Mission Planner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Buckmaster Mar 27, 2018. 2 Replies

Hi all -I recently had a GPS issue with my quadcopter that almost flew away when I switched on the autopilot to fly a waypoint mission - successfully brought it back manually and a review of the logs…Continue

Tags: Planner, Mission

Another Radio Calibration Failure

Started Nov 19, 2016 0 Replies

Guys, I hate to post this, as radio calibration failures have been reported before, typically the problem was something simple such as reversing the pins (signal to gnd) or reversing the…Continue

 

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Brian Buckmaster replied to Brian Buckmaster's discussion Help! Random Motor surge/twitch
"I think that I have fixed the problem. I replaced the ESCs I had with Tarot AIR series 40 A ESCs and made sure that the timing is set to "Intermediate".  I had two successful flights yesterday - one of them was a simple waypoint…"
Jun 27
Roly replied to Brian Buckmaster's discussion Help! Random Motor surge/twitch
"Have you performed an AutoTune or have you tuned the PIDs manually? If you haven't, the drone doesn't know how to control itself and although it might look stable in certain conditions, in windier environments for example it might lash out…"
Jun 27
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Help! Random Motor surge/twitch

I completed a build of a Tarot 650 Ironman and have done two short test flights. I am experiencing random motor surge/twitch which makes the aircraft unstable. In a previous build I had the same problem. Once, during a waypoint mission, the aircraft suddenly went uncontrollable and fell out of the sky, destroying the airframe.This quad is built with the following:APM 2.6 loaded with Arducopter V3.2.1APM Power Module rated for up to 10S powerSpektrum AR8010T ReceiverT-Motor MN3420 motors…See More
May 4

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About Me:
Retired, living in a Sun City development in Georgetown, Texas. I have a software background and built model planes as a kid.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Want to learn about UAVs by building my own. I built a Parallax Elev-8 but wanted to explore more advanced features, so I built another Elev-8 to be controlled by an APM 2.6 autopilot. It has an external compass, GPS and 900 mhz telemetry.
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