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Jan 13, 2012, 11:33 AM
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Help!

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

EDIT: Darn, beat me to it.
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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Originally Posted by ninijnab View Post
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
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...
Jan 13, 2012, 12:08 PM
Mmmmmmm!
WiseDuck's Avatar
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.
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 !
Jan 13, 2012, 02:59 PM
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KAMAX-T's Avatar
try choking it.....lol
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!!
Dec 28, 2013, 10:21 PM
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Av8Chuck's Avatar
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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