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Old Jan 13, 2012, 11:33 AM
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Quadcopter won't start

Hi everyone,

I just finished assembling my first quadcopter, using the hobbyking control board (2.1).

I tested every motor by itself to check if they all span in the right way, then I plugged everything into the board, the battery to the ESCs, and all ESCs sang at the same time that little melody who gave me hope that everything was going to work, but when I increase the throttle nothing happens

What did I do wrong?

Thanks
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Did you arm the board? (Rudder stick right, throttle at minimum for a couple of seconds.)
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 11:41 AM
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You probably have to arm the board. Throttle down, full rudder to the right.

EDIT: Darn, beat me to it.
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 11:42 AM
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*Most* copter software requires it to be armed.

Did you try arming it ?

<edit> beaten to it

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Hi everyone,

I just finished assembling my first quadcopter, using the hobbyking control board (2.1).

I tested every motor by itself to check if they all span in the right way, then I plugged everything into the board, the battery to the ESCs, and all ESCs sang at the same time that little melody who gave me hope that everything was going to work, but when I increase the throttle nothing happens

What did I do wrong?

Thanks
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 11:45 AM
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I tried but nothing happens...

I have a mode 1 controller (throttle and ailerons on right stick), maybe I'm doing it wrong ?

When I plug the battery the LED flashes once and then shuts off...
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 12:08 PM
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Maybe you've reversed the throttle. Also, make sure the end points are set to 100%. Also, you could try to trim the throttle down a bit just in case you're not in the "arm zone". Not sure what else to say at this point.
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Well I "cleared" the model on my Tx ans now it works ! it was probably a trim or EPA setting...

Thanks !
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 02:59 PM
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try choking it.....lol
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Old Dec 28, 2013, 09:02 PM
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I hate to bring back a dead thread but I am having the similar issue with my new quad. But I have the Naza m Lite with GPS. It is all programmed and the lights are flashing correctly and the beeps sound good when it starts up but when I move the throttle up nothing happens. I have tried the whole throttle down and rudder to the right to arm but nothing is happening. Any help would be awesome!!
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Old Dec 28, 2013, 10:21 PM
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Try posting your question in one of the DJI/NAZA Owners threads. Arming issues are common and not that difficult to overcome and there are people there that can help.
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