Its been a while since I’ve updated this project.
The Bad News
I’ve had some bad luck on this build and for one reason or another the Fireworks v2 FC’s have not worked for me.
The Fireworks V2 FC where either damaged or just didn’t like something on my build.
The gyro’s where getting a lot of electrical interference when the Lipo was plugged in and just refused to calibrate and arm.
I tried two different flight controllers and a new gyro but nothing seemed to work.
The only thing that I found to work was running the RunCam, Crossfire, GPS and VTX off a separate BEC connected directly to the lipo. Only then when would the FC arm.
It looked like anything running from the FCs 5v or 9v rails caused interference to the Gyro and stopped it from working.
The Good News
So I have swapped out the FC within this build to a Matek F405-CTR AIO Flight Controller
And I’m happy to report this FC is running and the LR build now fly’s… its in need of PID tuning the default 3.5.1 PIDs seem to oscillates A LOT ( I’m working on PID tuning now )
So why this FC
It has a SD Card slot ( good for black box ).
Its has enough UARTS ( 4 = RunCam, Crossfire, GPS, VTX ).
It has separate pads for ESC telemetry.
The only down side to this FC is its Gyro max’s out at 8k /8k ( so no 32k or 16k PID loop )
As this build is a long range cruiser I probably won’t even notice the difference nor will it make a difference to its flight performance.
I’ve have to release an update video to capture the changes in the build and redo most of the configuration video but never mind.
The build is still on going moving now into flight testing and PID tuning.
More information and videos to follow.
Don’t let a build beat you, find the problem, find the fix and move on.