Firstly, I need to get the elephant out of the room, I’m new to this hobby. Please read patiently the following, it’s from the heart
My build includes:
F330 frame, Matek F405-STD FC, Matek PDB 6S, Matek VTX-HV, JHE B32 4in1 ESC, 4x Flash Hobby D2822 1450KV motors, 4x Gemfan 8045 Props and the FS-16X Transmitter and the accompanied receiver, FS-IA10B.
What I have done so far:
I have updated the firmware on the FC a couple of times as they keep on sending out updates.
It is built and, apart from the VTX, I have yet to receive the Video receiver which attaches to my phone, all seems to work, sort of?? In Betaflight anyway. I’m currently running BF Configurator v10.7.0
I have made up 2 battery packs, 4S & 6S, made up 3.7v 18650’s.
Ports set to UART1 Serial RX for the Radio Receiver on I-Bus & UART4 Periverals VTX on (IRC Tramp).
ESC in ‘Configuration Menu’ set to ‘Multishot’. Not sure if this is correct, unable to discover the protocol required for my ESC. Also, ‘Receiver’ heading, set to ‘Serial based receiver…’ & ‘IBUS’.
‘Receiver’ menu option, FS-16X sticks work on default ‘AETR1234’ setting.
‘Motors’ menu option, motors all work in correct direction but only upto about 1200rpm. (see ‘Problems’ below)
Video (VTX) inserted the correct ‘VTX Table’ although I haven’t used them yet.
- Betaflight seems to always display “Failed to close serial port” error message. Unrecoverable failure it complains about but seems to connect ok. Also, I get a message “Arming disabled”??
- When I connect the batteries they sometimes connect. If I connect them quickly they don’t connect but if I do it slowly I get a range ‘beeps’ and it’s connected ok, sort of?? In Betaflight the voltage displayed is as you would expect, spin the motors, using BF, and I can get a speed of just over 1200rpm but only if I do it very slowly. The displayed voltage now shows either NO volts or as much as 2v or 3v after it cuts-out. In an attempt to remedy this I have built a 2nd battery pack and replaced the XT60 plugs on the drone/quad. I have also removed the VTX as it runs extremely hot and wondered if this had something to do with it, it didn’t. I disconnected the Camera and the Condenser supplied with the 4in1 ESC, nothing works.
- If that wasn’t enough, I cannot run the motors using the FS-IA10B receiver. I have done the Binding and have a steady red light. I have also looked at almost all the full range of ‘Bardwell’ and ‘Dronemesh’ YouTube video’s, downloaded the 22 page manual, nothing works.
As you can see it’s all a bit of a mess and I am now desperate for some help. I hope there is someone out there willing & able to help.
Many thanks, Richard