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Pixhawk esc calibration and low avionics voltage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Harald Schmid May 17. 4 Replies

Hello drone experts!I'm building a x500 readytosky kit.Lots of small issues getting started but finally attached esc and motors to autopilot to do all in one calibration.The ESCs are cheap readytosky…Continue

 

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Harald Schmid replied to Luke Dillon's discussion Pixhawk esc calibration and low avionics voltage
"4.8V are pretty enough to have a stable operation of pixhawk. See here:  http://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-powering-the-pixhawk.html?highlight=power%20supply%20pixhawk i run one of my Copters with stable 4.6V without any issues (i.e.…"
May 17
Luke Dillon replied to Luke Dillon's discussion Pixhawk esc calibration and low avionics voltage
"1.5.5 did not work, so I tried changing firmware to Ardupilot and had a result! I think the px4 interface in qgroundcontrol was a little more user friendly, that's why I was focused on that."
May 13
Luke Dillon replied to Luke Dillon's discussion Pixhawk esc calibration and low avionics voltage
"Thanks for the reply, I couldn't contact the pins on the power module with my probe but I tested the esc's bec at 5.01V I am trying to downgrade my ps4 firmware to 1.5.5 because there is a post that says it fixed the problem."
May 13
Andre K. replied to Luke Dillon's discussion Pixhawk esc calibration and low avionics voltage
"Do not fly on 4.8v , it would be dangerous. Use a multimeter to verify that you have good voltage on both 5v supply."
May 13
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Pixhawk esc calibration and low avionics voltage

Hello drone experts!I'm building a x500 readytosky kit.Lots of small issues getting started but finally attached esc and motors to autopilot to do all in one calibration.The ESCs are cheap readytosky simonk 30A.Firstly I couldn't follow the throttle up- disconnect+reconnect battery-safety switch-throttle down instructions from many videos and manuals.It seems I am not getting my pixhawk into calibration mode, maybe transmitter signal is not a high enough max or pixhawk is not getting the…See More
May 12

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41 yr old Teacher in S.Korea
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Getting started with first build. Problems with every step but making progress.
Hometown:
Buxton, UK

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