Originally Posted by Tom Frank
I've been reading of your 3S motor speed problem...strange! I hope I don't have that. The wrong motors were sent with my quad frame and controller, so new ones just got in the mail today. It will be a few weeks before I am ready for first "lift off" attempt. But I can try one motor on the controller I already set up to test the motor starting performance to see if it will start smoothly on 3S.
The night flying is something I want to try, too. I know the most common LED strips operate right off 3S power, but I want to also rig up several LEDS on the 5v (I think) buzzer circuit for low battery visual alarm in lieu of the buzzer I can't hear well. Are your LEDs visible in bright sun?
Mine does not start "smoothly" and slow that you can tell but now stays on the ground with the props going until I put in a bit more throttle. Unless yours works better what I am trying to say it is hard to tell if the props are going slow enough to stay on the ground. It will be interesting to see if yours does work on 3S with a smooth throttle.
The HK LEDs are pretty useless in the daylight. Hey - I am deaf in one ear so might have to think about what you said about the 5V but like I said not much good during the day. (Well in the bright sun in Australia anyway) But I might get some 2S 5000mah so I can stay in the air for quite a while.
The LEDs work perfectly at night on the 2S LiPo as you probably know.