Dark Star on runway - - - motors running !

Madden AMOST flight of Dark Star.

Finally. my quad is running and being monitored with configurator.

2 x 2200 mah lipo
2 x 90503 props
2 x 90503R prop
My frame
900mhz A/V TX out on one arm.
Video cam in bubble on bottom center.
4- 30A ESC
1- 10A BEC
APMega board
Oil pan Shield
4- EMAX 2822 Motors
AeroQuad software V406
Configurator V2.4

AND REMEMBER there are 4 props turning at once! They are EVERYWHERE !

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  • Admin
    Ahaarggg , Thanks , I thought calibration has to do some thing with your AP board and configurator , :() , Silly me. Yep Esc throttle range setting. Tnx agn.
  • Developer
    @Morli, You have to configure the max and min throtle of each ESC. For example, for Turnigy and TowerPro you need to:

    1 - power up you TX with throttle stick all up (max)
    2 - connect your ESC on RX and power up it
    3 - you will hear something like a "Teletubies" music beeps
    4 - set throttle stick down (min) to save the setup
    5 - you will hear another beeps tone
    6 - you can power it down and it's OK

  • Admin
    Hi Sandro , can you pls explain or point to the link where calibration of esc is mentioned before adding to system , sorry if this is explained else where but my dull brain in early morning refuses to cooperate. Thanks
  • That cut looks pretty nasty. About a month ago I forgot to fasten down the motor on my hawk sky and the blade kicked up and sliced 3 of my fingers. Only had to get stairy strips...but the blood wasn't in short supply lol
  • Developer
    Did you calibrated each ESC, before adding to the system? (with TX/RX)
  • Admin
    K , tnx , any mechanical differences or motor/Esc issues ?
  • No, tx on video is on front motor. Tx not on for the tests anyway.
  • Admin
    Is the right motor next to the TX antenna( video ?)?
  • The other thing I noticed was on the configurator plot of the motors, the green plot (right motor) seems to be spiking. This is at 'idle' or 1/4 throttle. Any ideas on this ?
  • Developer
    One suggetion, move those cables that are coming from end of tube some where else. Due end of tubes will get first and most hardest hits on crashes :)
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