Please excuse me if I am posting this question in the wrong forum. Wrong either because the question belongs in another forum or because the question is too simple to be posted here.
I am attempting to build a Quad based on the DIY Drones for the Evil Genius book. I have questions about probing voltage levels on both my CC3D and my FlySky FS-R6B receiver. After several hours I was successful calibrating my CC3D, but when I tried running through the Transmitter Setup Wizard I had no success. It seemed as though the receiver did not have power so I hoped it would be a worth while exercise to measure voltage levels on both the CC3D and the receiver.
With the CC3D plugged into the PC (running Windows 10) and a battery plugged in, I am trying to probe both the CC3D and the RX.
Measurements are as follows:
+3.3 volts measured at regulated +3.3 voltage point on board (with voltmeter ground on USB shield ground) as well as other traces or points on the board.
+0.8 volts between ground and Vcc at the 6 Servo Outputs (I have seen this voltage as low as 0.3 volts)
I have never measured 5 volts anywhere on the CC3D board. The Arris30A Simonk 2-6s ESCs should provide 5 volts to the motors according to instructions.
My main question is shouldn’t I be able to measure the 5 volts that the ESCs provide to the CC3D flight controller board and then shouldn’t I be able to measure this same voltage on the FlySky FS-R6B receiver ?
Secondary questions would be; I have not armed anything and I am assuming I shouldn’t have to, correct ?
Do I have a proper setup to be able to make these voltage measurements ?
Thanks In Advance for any Help Offered