Calibration on the BBBlue and Mission Planner has been next to impossible for me to grasp. I have been reading on this site some. I see there are some complications w/ Linux Distros and hardware such as my hardware, e.g. FrSky X8R and the X-Lite.
Anyway, I can connect now to Mission Planner b/c of this fellow that taught me in a GITTER chat for the BBBmini, i.e. Juvinski. So, I think the issue w/ the BBBlue and making the ESCs or 4-in-1 ESC calibrated is this:
- You cannot “hotplug” devices from or to the BBBlue and Mission Planner calls for “hotplugging.”
- So, one would need a device for “hotplugging” other components in and out or on and off the BBBlue.
- Since it is $80.00 of machine, I on one hand do not want to ruin my board.
- On the other hand, I tried hotplugging the darn machine and it would not calibrate from Mission Planner still.
I have found that people are calibrating their ESCs or 4-in-1 ESC w/ other methods.
This is nice knowledge but I have not found a reliable source just yet. I have tried w/ an Arduino, w/ the BBBlue, and w/ software. Yikes, I know. I have come up short each time.
At times, when I am plugged in to the computer and connected to Mission Planner w/ my BBBlue, I can access all four motors.
As soon as I unplug from Mission Planner and start my Flying Bot/Drone, only three of the four motors will turn by command.
Please send guidance or ideas. I have an Arduino, some hardware, and some methods to get source on these pieces of hardware. I have been talking this task for two years.
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P.S. Anyway, if people are having trouble w/ connecting to Mission Planner, let me know. Juvinski taught me how and I can take time out to pass along the info.
This is all my Drone/Bot does for now and it is literally crippling my right thumb. Help and send rations!