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Use in reference to electronic speed controllers, used with both brushed and brushless DC motors on drones and model aircraft.

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Brushless Motor not spinning when controlling with Raspberry Pi, PWM and ESC

I'm currently working on a drone which is controlled by a Raspberry Pi. I try to control the motors by using PWM on the connected ESCs, which is described in many guides and forums. For that I use the ...
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Is there an alternative way to program an ESC besides using the firmware?

I am currently trying to build a drone that has 8 motors (and thus 2 4-in-1 ESCs). The ESC model that I am currently using is the Holybro Tekko32 F4. I am also using a pixhawk as my flight controller. ...
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BLHELI32 DShot600 or DShot150 is not activated in my ESCs from my code written in c c++ in testing with 3 different ESC

My question is more related to inner working of ESC than coding. Particularly how to activate a particular protocol like DShot600 or Dshot150. Assuming a generic BLHELI ESC has all these protocols. I ...
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Dshot 600 ESC is not responding to the transmitter

I'm building a drone with arducopter 2.8 (ArduCopter V3.2.1) and I'm using the DSHot 600 (BLHELI_S) Opto ESC's as my ESC and when I connect the Opto ESC to the arducopter and arducopter to the ...
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BLDC Motors not spinning at commanded RPM

I have a F450 Quadcopter frame with BLDC motors of 1000Kv and ESC (simonk) 30A each. I am trying to verify if the bldc motor rpm output at a commanded rpm is same as commanded rpm. I am using ...
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Is there is a need to continously send command via DSHOT protocol?

I am building a flight controller and was implementing the Dshot protocol for esc communication. What I could not find is that if you need to send the data frame continuously to the esc. Because when ...
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Can be ESC connected to battery directly if PDB has not enough power?

I want to use FC Matek F405-TE http://www.mateksys.com/?portfolio=f405-te#tab-id-4 but it's PDB allow only 35A of ESC. I want to use 50-60A ESCs (motors are 40A each) with this controller. Can I ...
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how to replicate motor signal from flight controller among multiple motors?

i would like to build a tailsitter and fly it with a flight controller such as ardupilot. ardupilot seems to support single/dual airplane motor configurations, or standard copter rotor layouts. ...
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LiPo battery voltage keeps dropping when connected to PDB

I have an F450 quadcopter frame with the integrated Power Distribution Board. In order to use this feature, I soldered the battery (XT60) and the four ESC (Dean-T) connectors. I tested the continuity ...
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What motors, battery and ESC to use for a drone of payload >50kg?

So I am designing this octocopter which can lift up a payload of more than 50kg, min 50kg for an intra-city package delivery drone. From what I figured, with 8 motors, the safest thrust needed will be ...
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motor and holybro tekko esc heating issue

hii i recently started building a quad copter, for that im using hollybro tekko 4in one esc and and emax motors(EMAX RS2205 2300KV Brushless DC Motor for FPV Racing Drone) - Red Cap (CCW Motor ...
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Esc Connections

I have bought an esc from atomrc (BLS2in110A2~4S) and can’t work out what the connectors are! Here’s a link to the product: https://atomrc.com/products/atomrc-flying-fish-2in-1-esc?_pos=3&_sid=...
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Motor phase loss due to fc or esc?

When I plug DC input on esc, the fc won’t boot up, and the 5v output on board is gone. I can hear a clear sound different from which one is losing phase, and also I tested the resistance of each phase ...
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How to calibrate DIY Brushed ESC powered by 3.7v

I build a DIY Arduino drone. I also build a working DIY brushed ESC. I use 720 DC brushed motor. Let me please inform you that the min Throttle and the Max Throttle not working as expected. Min ...
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confusing ESC Sound as soon as i move the sticks on transmitter

there is this confusing sound which pops out of the esc as soon as i move the sticks on the transmitter. This never happened before. Normally when i plug in my battery there appears a sound but this ...
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Nitro to Electric Conversion

Attempting to convert a ThunderTiger Ready MkIII nitro to electric. Manufacturer recommended engines are: Thunder Tiger Aircraft Engine GP-42: 1.10 BHP @ 14,000 RPM, 357.2 g / 12.60 oz., 6.90 c.c. / ....
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Claw using brushed ESC in conjunction with brushless ESC on Kakute H7

For a challenge, my club and I have been building a drone with a claw on the bottom. We found a good lightweight claw, but it uses an N20 Geared brushed motor. We have a brushed motor ESC(Quicrun 1625 ...
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How much current can float through all pads of the PDB (Power distribution board)?

I want to buy the „PDB-HEX, 12S“ Power Distribution Board. Are the current values of PDB/current sense resistor and ESC power pads meant for the summarized current of all motors or for each Motor? Why ...
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A2212 1000kv Brushless motor keep beeping and twitching

I have bought an A2212 1000Kv brushless motor and a 30A ESC. I power this setup with a 7.4v 2s 30c 800mah LiPo battery. For the signal, I am using a DIY Arduino receiver and transmitter. When I test ...
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How can I use a Pixhawk 4 power distribution board (PM07) to power an older pixhawk?

I have the PM07 power distribution board designed for the Pixhawk 4 but I currently have a Pixhawk 2.8.4. On the data sheets I can clearly see a 5V output but I am not getting any power from those ...
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