How to calibrate ESC's on my arducopter

apm

#1

Hi,
Can you plz tell me how should I calibrate my ESC using radio telemetry and run my motors to fly in guided mode?
Can I power my apm using usb and run radio telemetry?


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#2

Hi

This is how you calibrate your ESC’s on a pixhawk based system: You actually dont connect it to your PC for this.

For more details on ESC calibration in general check out this ESC calibration guide


#3

Thanks for your prompt reply but I’m using APM 2.8 and I don’t have RC control rather 433Mhz radio telemetry unit for communication with the board. How do I calibrate my ESC? Or How can I run motors ? Is it through MavLink?


#4

No the ESC caibration is the same as pixhawk systems. You will need an R/C Radio to calibrate the ESC’s


#5

There is no manual throttle as we are building it in guided mode. Is there an alternative without throttle??


#6

You could use something like a servo tester to calibrate the ESC’s.