I need help to arm my APM 2.5 flight controller board so as to spin the motors
Presentation of Problem:
I have a Hexacopter and using APM 2.5 Ardupilot board. I have done all the mandatory hardware settings using Mission Planner software; selected frame type, calibrated accelerometer,set compass,calibrated radio, cablirated ESC manually using the DX8 Transmitter and selected the correct flight modes(Stabilize,Acro,Alt-hold and loiter).
Also bound my DX8 transmitter to the RC transmitter
Everything seem to be in order except that nothing works when I connect the Lipo battery. The motors do not spin or roll and all I get is just a disturbing sound and the motors attempting to roll but would not.
On the mission planner, I could see “GPS not fix” so I disabled all the pre-arm conditions just to at atleast make the motor spin still, nothing works.
I attempted to calibrate ESC on Mission Planner but it gave me “set parameters error… ensure your version is AC3.3+” (what does this mean as I already load a firmware version of 3.3 using mission planner.
I really need help to get the stuff up and running and will appreciate any detailed procedures and troubleshooting tips including parameters that I may be missing out.