Converting To Heavy Lift CS8 - BUILD THREAD

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  1. Sean Carter

    Sean Carter New Member

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    Hi andy
    Its strange, as soon as I fire up thr motors I noticed only seven were turning and it stayed like that until I gave it enough gas and just before I lifted you could see the last motor spin up and it performs perfectly.
    After that I landed and it did the same thing again and thenext 2 flights there was no problems t all.
    Ps.these are brand new motors. 300kv 4014 with 15 carbon prop
    I have being told this is common with the s800 and not a big problem.
    Mind you id rather see all 8 spin up from the start.
     
  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    Hmm. Mine are QC 3328's so we might be comparing apples to oranges.
    You could try swapping two motors that spin the same way and see if the fault moves with the motor. It feels more like an ESC/BL-Ctrl issue, though.

    Andy.
     
  3. Sean Carter

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    Thanks andy.

    Ill play it by ear and see how things go.
    Maybe it was an issue with a motor. Ill test it out tomorrow if the weather allows..
    Its supposedly summer but not in ireland,,
     
  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    OK. Let me know what you find. Also supposed to be summer (well Spring technically) in Oregon but it's raining hard.
    Still, you can always console yourself with a few pints of "Geniuss" (aka Guinness). Ah, to be in Ireland. Best Guinness I ever tasted. Maybe it's the Liffy water?

    Andy.
     
  5. Sean Carter

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    Oh yes
    Spring..
    I forgot a season.. Mmm
    Well that's what happens when there all the same I guess..
    Ill keep you posted with developments.
    As for the Liffey water? Oh god I hope not :))
    Oh to be in Oregon..
    Far away fields and all that jazz.
     
  6. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Oops. Liffey. I apologize to the entire population of Dublin.
    Oregon's a bit short of fields. Except for Fields, Oregon. See 42.2648, -118.6751 (one of my favorite places near the Alvord Desert).
    However we do have lots of Douglas-fir to make up for the lack of fields. Yes. It is hyphenated. Ask Mrs. Google. :)
    And lots of micro breweries. Black Butte Porter is to be commended. "Commended" is a word I can only say when I haven't drunk Black Butte Porter, but, as our friends across the Channel would say, that's encore une histoire. ;)

    Andy.
     
  7. Richard Critchlow

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    Hi Gary,
    We're going to mount a 5D mk3 for stills and lower resolution video and a new Sony F55 32mm Digital Cinema camera with a wide prime lens for up to 4K higher end video work. We anticipate both cameras will be between 4-7lbs ATOW

    We've decided we can't wait for the Movi and are about to press go an a machine to bridge the gap between now and when the brushless market is more mature
    Regards
    Richard
     
  8. Josh Lambeth

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    HURRAY!!!!! I finally have my ALT HOLD working on this beast! I have installed the new AH ACC Sensor and did a test flight with all default settings. The copter started to ascend but then slowed way down on the ascent. I had to lower the throttle to under 1/4 power and the copter was still in a very slow ascent but wasn't holding it's altitude. I landed and then adjusted the Hover Throttle Position from 0 (Automatic) to 110. After doing this when I flip on the AH the copter starts a very slow ascent. Once I lower the throttle stick a bit it will hit it's AH and stay there. I can then increase or decrease the throttle and the copter will ascend or descend accordingly. I am going to adjust that setting a bit more and see if I can find the correct number so I don't have to adjust the throttle at all. This makes me very happy. I have gotten good at flying without it but there have been a few times where I have wished I could use it. I am also happy now because I am pretty sure my FailSafe will work correctly. In the past I have always wondered if it goes into FailSafe will it just continue to climb even though the copter is trying to descend? Guess we will never know. I don't care to find out. ;)

    Josh
     
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  9. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    That's good to hear. I'm just using the Automatic setting and no centering spring for the throttle and it works fine.

    Andy.
     
  10. Enrique Rubio

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    Hello everyone. today I get the new framework, Cinestar 8 HL 550 mm and DJI wookong. I'm going to use the same motors and ESC. that josh update. I hope to not be annoyed with my questions

    saludos
     

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  11. Chakradhar Raju

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    I have Herkules III......from Kopterworx.....on an Octa....
     
  12. Enrique Rubio

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    I'm waiting for engines (MT 4014 / 400 K) and (CASTLE_EDGE50 Phoenix Edge Lite 50) (APC_15x4 APC 15 x 4 Thin Electric Propeller). Not be what battery use, any suggestions
     
  13. Bo Tornvig

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    Did u make it fly? I'm about to upgrade and would like to hear your opinion..
     
  14. Gustavo Rios

    Gustavo Rios Member

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    Hello Josh, in your pictures I can see only one capacitor and two RECOMS changed in the FC, is only one capacitors or two 330uf 35v how you say in other post ?.

    Gustavo.
     
  15. Chakradhar Raju

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    Iam on this for the last one year...
     
  16. Gustavo Rios

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    Hello, what configuration you have in the FC ?,

    I see, you have Hercules, no need change anything in FC
     
  17. Chakradhar Raju

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    No need any change..but you need to check and follow all the instruction of Herkules iii installation..which FC are you using?
     
  18. Gustavo Rios

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    FC 2.1, I need change capacitor and bec
     
  19. Chakradhar Raju

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    I am sorry I dont use this FC..
     

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