Well for quite some time now I’ve been trying to get my board up and running. When I started the build process it all started quite well in that when I hooked up all of the electronics everything was working. I could control the motor forwards and use cruise control but I couldn’t reverse. This was because the programming card for the ESC was broken, after some time torqueboards gave me the PC firmware for the ESC. I was able to then get the programming card to work and then I connected it to the ESC and programmed the commands. After I did this I could not control the motor. I’ve messed around with all parts but cannot find a solution.
The parts which I am using:
-TorqueBoards 120A 6S ESC
-Wireless Nyko nunchuck
-Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 5055-280kv Brushless Outrunner Motor
-2 Zippy 3S 5000mah batteries in series
What happens when I turn it on is that the motor does the beep sequence. Then when I pair the nyko remote nothing happens there is no motor movement whatsoever. The nyko is transmitting the signal because the light on the receiver does flash when I press the button.
In order to test if the motor was the problem I connected another brushless motor from a drone and it reacted the same way with the beeping sequence. Then I tried a wired wii nunchuck and the result was the same. I also tested the nyko on a wii and it worked properly. I took apart the ESC to see if there were any problems on the inside and there seemed to be none. Needless to say when I put it back together the same problem still continued. I tried to reflash the ESC with the programming board and directly with a PC. Note when I turn on the ESC with the motor connected and the wiiceiver disconnected the motor makes no beeps, so the wiiceiver is sending some sort of signal. After trying all of this the same problem continued. I also tried to calibrate the throttle of the wiiceiver controller but it did not work as I could not even complete the calibration process.
Overall I believe that the problem is most likely the ESC but could also be the wiiceiver. I tried everything which I could and now I have no idea on how to get this up and running. I am willing to try anything but do not want to spend more money on this project until I can see that it is actually running. Any help is greatly appreciated.If you have any suggestions or questions in further diagnosis the problem please feel free to mention below as I am trying to build this ASAP and will try to answer immediately.
Thanks in advance