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I see you state that you installed the CleanFlight to the Flight Controller. Please be aware that you should install the TriFlight version instead, as this is tailor made for the RCExplorer tricopters. I guess you have followed the TriFlight video down at https://rcexplorer.se/product/tricopter-v3-kit/ ?
Just for the record, it is the F3FC Flight Controller you have, right?
@Kevin_Erik is (partly) right – you can change the spin direction by desoldering 2 of the 3 wires on right ESC and swap them around. That is, it takes 2 misplaced cables;-)
Well, “misplaced” is a matter of definition. Even if you have all cables between ESCs and Motors soldered to the same pads on the ESCs, you may observe different spin directions on the motors. It then depends on the settings in the ESCs, especially if they are running the BLHeli Firware. In BLHeli you may configure the motors to run in “normal” direction or “reverse” direction by connecting the ESCs to the computer and configuring the ESC setting in BLHeliSuite or BLHeli Configurator.
Have a look at this video:
NOTE OF WARNING!!! Please take off the propellers before testing this on your bench.
Note that the video you uploaded exceeds the size limit David has on this forum. The best option is to upload the video to YouTube, Vimeo or similar and then share the link to the video in this forum 😉26 July, 2017 at 18:58 in reply to: what is the cheapest receiver that work with the F3FC Bored ? #38782
I am not sure that this is the cheapest, but this combo has good value for money;-)
XM+ receiver (No telemetry/SmartPort): https://www.banggood.com/Frsky-XM-Micro-D16-SBUS-Full-Range-Receiver-Up-to-16CH-p-1110020.html?p=YE07163480227201601O
X4R-SB receiver (with telemetry/SmartPort): https://www.banggood.com/FrSky-X4RSB-316-Channel-Telemetry-Receiver-p-955643.html?p=YE07163480227201601O
First thing you should check is to connect to CleanFlight Configurator with battery disconnected (and props REMOVED!!!!), enter the motors tab, check the safety slider and move main throttle to max throttle. Connect the battery and wait for the ESCs to sound their beeps, pull throttle to zero and wait for the new ESC beeps. Remove the battery and your ESCs should be properly calibrated.
Then (with trottle at zero), reconnect the battery and check every motor, one by one, from the motors tab in CleanFlight Configurator. If they all work as expected there, the “problem” may be that your flight controller reduces the power to the motors since it does not sense the expected change in attitude and thus tries to “solve the error” by itself. Remember, the flight controller’s job is to stabilize the copter by adjusting the motor speed according to all the values it reads from receiver, accelerometer, gyro, barometer etc. etc. 😉
Ok, just to understand your setup… You have the following with the F3FC frame straight from David’s shop, right?
Then you should not be using CleanFlight firmware, as TriFlight is the optimized firmware for this. Then there are a few versions to chose from, the https://github.com/lkaino/Triflight/releases/tag/0.5 which requires an older version of CleanFlight Configurator installed. or the latest development verstion at https://github.com/lkaino/Triflight/releases, which requires latest BetaFlight Configurator installed on your computer.
Using wrong version of the Configurator will for sure cause strange things to happen, so please be sure to use correct version of the Configurator, ref: https://rcexplorer.se/blog/2017/06/having-problem-connecting-to-cleanflight-update-to-triflight-0-7/
@pietro-rossin / @pietro-rossin1 : Your messages were SPAM marked and for sure it does not help sending lots of “test”, “ppppp”, “ping” etc. messages to the forum. David’s spam filters every now and then do get false positives, in which case it is better to send a ticket to him over at https://rcexplorer.se/faq/ to have him look for your “blocked messages” and release them. I now see that your new account also is being blocked, so I guess you are better of sending David a support ticket to get your user account(s) white listed.
You have one reseller, Elefun, that have it in stock:
That said, I have checked the Taranis Q7X at a friend, and I would not have bought it, as it “only” has 12 channels (as far as I could count stick, pots and switches), no rechargeable battery, and it cannot be upgraded to the marvelous X9 Hall Sensor stick that you can get to the Taranis X9D+. So, with respect to “bang for the bucks” I would go for the Taranis X9D+, preferably in Hall Sensor upraded version 😉
Fro Receivers you can go with the FrSky XM+ (small, full range) or FrSky X4R-SB (bigger, full range). They both should do the work nicely with the tricopter (I have the X4R-SB myself)
Closest I found is
Then of course you may go over to the Internet Archive and look at the “fresh” info from the release date around May 19 2015:
The only shielding I can think of is wind and light shielding for the barometer chip. I did use dremel to adapt one of my V3 spacers to the V4 F3FC board 😉 Just try to keep it “light and wind proof” to not mess up the barometer.
Nice tip, especially if you like to backup your settings from your current TriFlight < 0.7 config.
Then, if you like to prepare for the future, you can also just flash TriFlight 0.7 from BetaFlight Configurator 😉
Are you trying to calibrate the ESCs by using your transmitter, or do you use motor tab in CleanFlight Configurator to give full throttle before powering on the ESCs?
Hmmmm… It probably got filtered by some strict spam filter settings. I have now “un-spammed” it;-)10 April, 2017 at 09:07 in reply to: beeping every second baby tricopter when connect battery. #37162
Have you connected the receiver and powered on your transmitter? If so, have you made sure your channels are correctly mapped?
And, please install either version 0.5 or 0.7 (https://github.com/lkaino/Triflight/releases) as the 0.6 version had serious issues and was not recommended to be used.