Hey everyone, have a quick question. Trying to test the new motor for my new plane. When I plug in the battery. I get a beep beep constantly and the motor does not run. Batteries are fully charged. What does this mean? Thanks for any help with this
That sounds like your ESC wants you to calibrate your transmitter's throttle stick. The ESC needs to know the limits of the transmitter stick's throw, so it'll assign the proper values to the throttle signal. Check the docs that came with your ESC (if you got them) to learn how to do that. Or you could try locating the appropriate file from the online vendor you bought it from. Sometimes they have that available for download. If no docs are available you can try doing the following:
- With everything powered off, move the throttle stick on your transmitter to the maximum throttle position.
- To be safe, remove the propeller from the motor.
- Turn on the power to your transmitter.
- Plug in the battery to your ESC.
- You should hear the beeping sounds coming from the ESC.
- Promptly move the throttle stick on your transmitter to the lowest throttle position - not too quickly, you want to be sure the change is captured by the ESC.
- Move the throttle stick back up to maximum.
- Unplug the battery from the ESC.
- Power off the transmitter.
Now, turn on the transmitter, plug in the battery to the ESC and carefully check for throttle response. If the ESC is still beeping, it probably means there are other features that can be programmed in the ESC. I'm not going into that. Moving the throttle stick should turn the beeping off.
You need to calibrate each ESC you own and only one time.
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