I build a quad using Mamba F405 MK2 stack 40A ESC's and XING-E 2207 motors.

Here are some pictures of my configurations on Betaflight and BLHeli Configurator:


Also video of issue in Reddit:


I used to have two issues:

I set Bidirection Dshot with 4khz PID loop freq and because using F4 FC I had to change to Dshot300. Then when trying to set little bit the Throttle after arming the quad the motors suddently spin super mega fast (very dangerous).

When I arm the quad the motors start spinning even that I have set not to spin when armed.

What I did for the first issue is to remove bidirectional dshot. Seems that because the ESC only support Dshot 600 when I set Dshot 300 it start behaving pretty bad.

Any clue if using F4 flight controller I can use Dshot600 with bidirectional dshot?

Also any clue on how to solve the start spinning motors thing?


  • $\begingroup$ Doesn't the BLHELI Configurator not work properly with BLHeli32 ESCs? I thought you had to use BLHELI_suite $\endgroup$
    – ifconfig
    Sep 7, 2020 at 2:35
  • $\begingroup$ No, for BLHeli_S you have to use BLHeli Configurator. There is no other way. :) But works pretty good. $\endgroup$
    – VAAA
    Sep 7, 2020 at 2:55
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    $\begingroup$ Oh wait... have you flashed custom firmware to your BLHELI_S ESCs or are you running them stock with the latest official release? $\endgroup$
    – ifconfig
    Sep 7, 2020 at 3:11
  • $\begingroup$ Actually I downloaded the HEX file 16.73 for BLHeli_S and seems that fixed the issue. THe only issue pending is that my motors spin when armed at min throttle with Angle mode. I saw that pid_at_min_throttle was ON so I just set it to OFF and I will try today. $\endgroup$
    – VAAA
    Sep 7, 2020 at 14:12
  • $\begingroup$ Well that shouldn't be working either... stock BLHELI_S firmware doesn't support bidirectional DSHOT. $\endgroup$
    – ifconfig
    Sep 7, 2020 at 16:30

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If you have airmode enabled as a feature then the motors will spin on arm no matter what other settings you have.

It sounds to me like you may have accidentally set your ESC's to bi-directional in BL-heli configurator which is NOT the same as bi-directional DSHOT protocol. Check out this video for explanation on the difference : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXfAnCLr3q0&t=65s


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