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Cannot configure ESC: BLHeli-Configuator connects but with blank screen

Try using BLHeliSuite32 instead, since it is a BLHeli_32. I don't think BLHeli configurator works with 32 bit ESC:s, correct me if I'm wrong. If that does not work, try having Betaflight configurator ...
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How to connect ESC to serial?

Thanks to informations given by @ifconfig, using BLHeliSuite connecting : GND to Arduino GND ESC1 to Arduino D11 It allow to upload to Arduino the "Arduino Bootloader" Then selecting &...
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What is Commutation Enhancement in BLHeli_M and what should i set it to?

The BLHeli_M Commutation Enhancement feature is intended to increase motor power response times by "overdriving" (my words, may not be the most appropriate analogy) the coils to charge/...
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Tuning sharp turn prop wash

I think prop wash is not entirely eliminable by tuning. If you have really good gear and tune you may be able to reduce it even further, but it will be there. When you are doing sharp turns, you are ...
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Does active braking help protect propellers from damage?

No matter how quickly you slow down the propellers after an impact with the ground, much of the damage actually comes from the impact directly into the ground and the force from the mass of the quad, ...
Drones and Whatnot's user avatar
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How to create a motor startup tone with a BLHeli ESC?

First, remove your props, plug your quad into the computer and plug in a battery. You then need to go into BLHeli Suite 32 and read your ESC setup. You will then have options to sync ESC music and ...
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ESC power up beeps sound twice: du-du-du...du-du-du beep-beep

From what I can tell, this occurrence sounds like something causes the flight controller to reset after a second or so, triggering it to reconnect with the ESCs as it initializes itself again. The &...
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ESC Powerbehavior when throttling up or down

Most ESCs will provide a percentage of available power, by changing the length of time each coil is powered. Some ESCs (primarily for helicopters) have a 'governor' mode, that vary the power as ...
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How much amperes should ESC have?

Amps: You will need 4x that amp or 1 ESC per motor for the motor. Look into how they tested the motor and what that number represents (40a could be fail or sustained use at time intervals or ??). For ...
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How much amperes should ESC have?

Sustained motor loads are generally a lot lower than this. In a full power punch-out (on a 5" race drone), you might pull 80amps total, 20amps per motor. If a 6s 1000mAh battery lasts 3 minutes, ...
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