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Please help with my Quad build

cool1507

Junior Member
#1
Hi,

I am new to any RC builds. I thought of building a quad rotor. Below is the list of things I bought for my build.

- HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board V2.1 (Atmega168PA)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=19534

- Hobbyking SS Series 8-10A ESC
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6455

- Turnigy 1300mAh 2S 20C Lipo Pack
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9165

- Hobbyking Super Mini Quadcopter Frame with Motors (445mm)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=20946

- HobbyKing HK6DF 2.4Ghz FHSS 6Ch Tx & Rx (Mode 1)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=16238

- Male XT60 connectors (5pcs/bag) GENUINE
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=10414

- Spare Rubber Ring for Prop Saver (10pcs)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=8234

- 5x3 Propellers (Standard and Counter Rotating) (6pc)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=11328

- 5.6mm x 36mm M3 Nylon Threaded Spacer (10pc) (Not received yet)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=22735

- HobbyKing ECO6 50W 5A Balancer/Charger w/ accessories (Not received yet)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=11060

- Ace Bullet Male Disconnect & Female Disconnect
http://www.amazon.com/Pk-50-Bullet-...ref=sr_1_5?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1334415520&sr=1-5
http://www.amazon.com/Pk-100-Bullet...ref=sr_1_6?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1334415520&sr=1-6

- Twisted Servo Extension Cable 12" Female - Female
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/2166

I did all the connections. Am I correct in assuming that it is a pre-programmed controller and all I have to do is plug and play. I connected all the wires to the control board. When I connect the battery after all the connections, I see a solid red LED light on the control board, solid green on the receiver and solid green on the transmitter. When I tried moving the sticks on the transmitter nothing happens.

I tried keeping the throttle in the low position, all trims in the middle before connecting the battery. After connecting the battery I moved throttle to left and right.

To check ESC and motor 1 (2, 3, 4), I connected ESC to receiver throttle (3rd position). Turned on the transmitter with throttle high position. Connected the battery, heard a musical tone, when I move the throttle the motor responds.

I attached few images below.

1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg

Thanks in advance.
 

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#4
You can arm it either by moving rudder to the left or right, hold it for few seconds (this depends on whether your yaw is reversed or not). Once armed you will see another solid red right on the control board.
 
#5
Also the kit is pretty fragile, you might want to reinforce the landing gear. I broke mine off after a hard landing so now im building my own. got to tell you it flies much better.