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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Comment by Morli on July 31, 2010 at 4:26am
and very bad place( for the props) to spool up the motors for first time IMO . How did it fly? any videos?

Comment by Jani Hirvinen on July 31, 2010 at 7:13am
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 :)
Comment by Earl on July 31, 2010 at 9:40am
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 ?

Comment by Morli on July 31, 2010 at 10:38am
Is the right motor next to the TX antenna( video ?)?
Comment by Earl on July 31, 2010 at 11:35am
No, tx on video is on front motor. Tx not on for the tests anyway.

Comment by Morli on July 31, 2010 at 12:07pm
K , tnx , any mechanical differences or motor/Esc issues ?

Comment by Sandro Benigno on July 31, 2010 at 2:37pm
Did you calibrated each ESC, before adding to the system? (with TX/RX)
Comment by Taylor Cox on July 31, 2010 at 7:38pm
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

Comment by Morli on July 31, 2010 at 9:13pm
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

Comment by Sandro Benigno on August 1, 2010 at 3:12am
@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



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