Hello, I am newbie on Navio and Quadcopter!!
I have succeeded to connect the NAVIO with ssh.
Then I needed to calibrate ESCs and test motor! However, I don’t know where to start with.
I have 4 ESCs connected to the NAVIO in order as the picture below. Also I put one power source from PowerDistributionBoard on pin#5.
Then I connected battery with power module, which seems make sense to me.
I want to see the motor spinning without RC transmitter and I am STUCK!!!
As the picture shown, it has DISARMED message.
Here you have the vídeo.
take care, vídeo uses mode 1 radio, in my case the Throttle is the left side (mode 2)
Thank you for the reply, but I am trying to setup without RC transmitter!
The APM “ESC” advanced parameter puts the copter in ESC calibration mode at next restart. So I guess you could:
- Remove all propellers in case this doesn’t work!
- Configure your joystick and ensure it appears as RC input.
- Set the ESC parameter to 1, “write parameters”, then reboot/restart APM.
- Connect and move the throttle up on the joystick, wait for some beeps, then back down and if you get the other beeps it worked.
- Moving the throttle up should then power up all motors at the same time (now synchronized). If one motor starts early/late then it didn’t work.
I haven’t tested that without a receiver, but in theory it should work. Also check the DIY Drones forum about the “ESC” parameter.
You really need a transmitter, I understand you want to do this without, but it’s not safe.
Especially as a self proclaimed newbie.
Even if it’s just there as backup and for the initial pid tuning, it’s arguably the most important piece of kit.
Yes @aquila is right, flying in this mode should be with caution. I’d suggest staying strictly in “auto” modes (remove all other modes from possible switches in APM configuration). By “auto” I mean i.e. takeoff, loiter with RC override or executing a flight plan. It would be very risky to fly in modes where pilot input is required to keep it in the air, especially at take-off and landing.
Maybe you could tune a new mode, by taking a standard mode like loiter, then tweaking the parameters of how much tilt/override is allowed on operator input (not sure of the parameters but you should be able to find them on the APM Copter site) then you will have something in-between manual flight dexterity with auto mode safety