|Aug 29, 2012, 03:43 PM|
Multihopter instead of Multicopter?
Finished building and got the first opportunity today to try and get it in the air. But no such luck, it appears as if there's not enough power to get the quad airborne. Increasing throttle to max just gives enough power to hop a a few centimeters off the ground.
I got a 'pre-selected parts' beginner's kit from RCTimer so I had the least chance of mismatching stuff but it's using RCTimers 2200mAh 15C batteries which were the highest capacity they had available and I'm thinking they just don't have what it takes. I did use the online RC calc to check but is wasn't possible to fill in exact matches to my kit so I'm unsure about the results.
A few good idea's have come up, e.g. that it could be vibrations, but also that the ESC's might not be calibrated properly. People say it's doubtful that the battery is not powerful enough but opinions differ and some say 15C is barely enough and only on a new battery (which wont last long).
I haven't balanced my props properly so they might well be the cause of it. I hope to find some time soon to get it done and check whether that solves it.
|Aug 30, 2012, 07:30 AM|
Possible solutions or causes have been reported as following (in no particular order):
Comments worth noting:
Options reported as definitely not (likely) an issue
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