20 December, 2017 at 01:14 #40437
i have just finished building the mini tricopter , following Davids videos and setup but the motors are not spinning any idea why .20 December, 2017 at 07:25 #40438Kevin_ErikModerator
Odds are that the requirements to ARM the copter have not been met. This isnt something thats really covered in Davids videos.
Question: can you use Betaflight to manualy spin up your motors?
These videos may help you:
Kevin20 December, 2017 at 14:00 #40440MadPoetParticipant
If you’re running 0.7 Beta 3 one of the requirements is the bench tail tune. I find that is generally the case.20 December, 2017 at 15:35 #40444
Thanks for the replies, I used clearflight as shown in David’s videos, I take that it works on betaflight as well? Which is better? .
There is definitely power going to the motors as they beep when the battery is plugged in .20 December, 2017 at 15:47 #40445MadPoetParticipant
EDIT: I almost forgot, here is where you can find the latest hex files for triflight: https://github.com/lkaino/Triflight/releases
Hey, hopefully we can help!
Even though the following link is for cleanflight, I used to to help me get up and working on betaflight: https://github.com/lkaino/Triflight/blob/master/docs/Triflight%20Checklist.md
– verify your endpoints on the receiver tab
– verify you min check
I am still a noob, so I often forget about the little steps needed to take.
I suggest betaflight. Triflight is now using betaflight, so anything from triflight 0.7 onward is going to be based on betaflight.
Here’s another set of notes I pulled from a forum somewhere;
HOW TO DO THIS PROPERLY :
0)Remove your propellers.
1)Set (on TX) the end points to 1000 @stick’s min, 2000 at stick’s max, and 1500 @ center stick. Do this on the Tx, while looking on the reciever tab in cleanflight. (If you were unable to set proper endpoints, watch the video fully to understand what’s going on)
2) Enter CLI COMMANDS
3) Calibrate ESCs in motors tab
4)Enter CLI command
set min_throttle = to the lowest value where the motors spin without cogging in motors tab.
Good luck, hope this helps!20 December, 2017 at 16:16 #40447Kevin_ErikModerator
Often it’s the min_check that gets me as I totally forget to set it.21 December, 2017 at 23:55 #40470
Thank you for the answer I will try them out once I can get to a computer, by the way does betaflight work on iPads?
Have a merry Christmas all
Kiwiflyer30 December, 2017 at 00:57 #40550Tom.RobsonParticipant
With the throttle stick (if your using a KK2 FC) all the way down push it all the way to the right and hold it there until the arming beep sounds. I ran into this being new to RC, David told me now I’m sharing it with you.:-)
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