I’m trying to test motor rotation and speed but nothing I do will get the Pixhawk to play ball
In mission planner I get
“command refused by autopilot”
In APM Planner 2 I can’t even find a motor test facility and the terminal window won’t work at all - just screen full of rubbish - wrong baud rate ? - but doesn’t work regardless of baud rate even after a Pixhawk reboot.
I’ve disabled pre-arm checks but still I can’t get the motors to spin up.
The only thing this can be related to is that I haven’t yet calibrated my receiver / transmitter - (since I’m still waiting on the receiver to be delivered). Even so I’d have expected some way to bypass all safety’s so that I can spin up motors,
I’ve set RC1 to RC3 min max and trim values to what I get on my X650 using my Futaba transmitter / receiver.
How can I get my motors ‘tested’ - is there some option or parameter that I’ve missed ??? – if not can one be made available to force the Pixhawk to allow motor test from mission planner.
I want to
a) Check rotation
b) Verify motor numbers are as the Pixhawk expects for a Hexa - which are different to DJI NAZA.
c) Verify motor RPM for any given ‘percentage’ i.e. on my 920kv motors that’s 5500 or so for 50% on 12VDC
I don’t want to be forced to calibrate a transmitter / receiver to do this