My nighthawk pro 280 ESC's won't calibrate

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#1

Hello i have been having trouble calibrating my esc’s when i put the throttle to max in beta flight and plug the battery in there is no chime of any sortes i followed this guide to try and set it up on beta flight http://blog.dronetrest.com/wizard-x220-betaflight-update-and-initial-setup/ as i heard that the wizard x220 is similar to the night hawk pro many thanks in advance :slight_smile:


#2

Hmm, what ESC mode have you setup in betaflight? Can’t recall what ESC the nighthawk uses but you might need to set your ESC to be pwm in betaflight?


#3

hello there thank you so much for the reply I change the ESC’s to pwm and now here’s what happens when I try to calibrate


#4

Have you tried to change the ESC mode from oneshot to PWM?


#5

yes and still does the samething


#6

here’s a video of what happens when I plug a flight battery in


#7

Thank you so much for helping me, setting it to pwm solved it many thanks.


#8

Slightly off topic but I have a Pro 280 also and after my second AIO FC failure (both ESC’S) I am retrofitting with a CLRacingF4s FC ($39 usd) and 4 12A KingKong ESC’S ($21 usd) Makes repair more modular compared to $67 usd for the Emax board which BTW is getting scarce…


#9

Also.thr cl f4s is a much better FC as uses newer tech and also has osd :-). So not a bad choice at all :+1: