Hello everyone, I flight with APM2 for several months.
I just update 2.8.1
I used a battery 3S and then I discovered that the batteries 4S make a Hexacopter more reactive!
Now I would to try to re-use my 3S batteries ... And my copter hard to take off (I have not added weight!) My engines are less powerful as!
I did a reset of my parameters, and I do not understand why my engine is less powerful!
Someone could help me? Sorry if the question already been asked, but I read quite hard English! I'm French!
I wish you all a Merry Christmas!
Hello Richard, thank you for réponse
Yes, before my copter was more powerful with my 3S ..
Yet I reset the config of origin!
I have a 530 kv motor (Hobbyking in 4006)
Hexacopter 1.2 kg with propellers 12x4.5
what influences the power in the parameters??
Not sure what you mean by less power? Are flights shortened, does it take 80% throttle to get off the ground?
How old is your 3S battery? When you last used it did you leave it uncharged or did you charge it before storage? How long has it been in storage? Just to let you know, fully charged battery stored for a long time is bad for the battery.
Check out this post, it's an excellent guide to batteries.
Richard Boyhan / Thomas I have a problem very similar. My first quad is not flying well, up to 3 meters but already loses power and falls, engines lose power.
I would gain power using a 30A esc?
The total weight is 1300 g
My setup is:
* thin plywood frame Hobby King 550 mm
* 4 motors 2836 880Kv
* 11x4.7 propellers
20A * 4 ESCS
* board ardupilot
* Battery 3s 2650mah 30C zippy flymax ...
Merry Christmas !
Yes when I put the throttle to maximum, the copter rises slowly ..
In fact I stored my battery charged 100% for 1 month, I did not think it would kill them!
I think I'll disassemble my pack 3S to 4S pack manufacture !!
Maybe I'm too used to the 4S pack!!
Hello Plinio Augusto
i think that change the ESC, is not your solution, execpt your ESC 20 heat, it smeans it is undersized... !
Richard, what is the rate of discharge of your 3s 5000mah lipo?
What is the weight of your quad?
What motor and esc do you use?
I'm using a battery 3s 30C 2650, should remain in the air for at least 3-5 min but does not.
After charging the battery it can go up to 4-5mts by a single turn and back to the ground. Off a little bit and then he just goes up to 2-3mts and back to the ground.
Off a little bit again and he has almost no strength to get off the ground.
Forgive the errors I'm using google translate.
I also live in Brazil - Curitiba Paraná ... :)
I use lipo
5000 4S (best power!!)
With the 3S I have so little power that I have to absorb Difficulty rapid descent!
Propellors upside down?
If so, they will function but with less thrust.