Thanks. It works for me too. My blue light is now flashing. However, my ESC is out of sync and needs calibration.
How do I recalibrate? Is this done via ground control station? I'd like to use MAVproxy. My understanding is that MAVlink is required. Is MAVlink already running on PXFmini? What port should I be using?
I'm able to connect via port 6000 using MAVproxy. What commands should I use for setting up my ESCs?
did you have calibrate your RC first?
Yes, the GCS use MAVlink messages in background.
How do I do this? Could you provide a link to the instructions?
The information seemed to be out of date. At least rccal is no longer a valid command for the version I'm using (MAVProxy version 1.6.1). "help" command does not list rccal. Am I using the correct version?
why not use a GCS, like APM Planner or similar?
I tried to but can't connect. Should I use USB or WIFI?
Another question. My PXFmini is blinking blue with solid orange and yellow LED. What does that mean? I found the following link, but it's pretty limited. Is there another page?http://docs.erlerobotics.com/brains/pxfmini/hardware/led_status
you need use WiFi.
Could you please, share a video?
The PID of your firmware is always the same?
I can't find the network option. Only COM port option is provided. Am I on the right place?
Yes, it remains the same.
With the radio on, the blue light is flashing. Green and orange led are on.
one PXFmini batch have the LEDs in incorrect order. Don't worry for that.
Regarding to the APM Planner check my setup:
Unfortunately, I do worry about that. What is wrong with the order? If I know how incorrectly it was done, I'll be able to figure out the meanings. The LEDs don't make any sense to me as it's not inline with the document. Could you let me know?
My motors start spinning as soon as it's armed. Do you know why? How do I stop them from spinning when my throttle lever is all the way down? Thanks
Yes the motors are supposed to spin slowly when armed, as a safety feature. If you want to change the behavior, adjust the MOT_SPIN_ARM parameter in Mission Planner.
In the last production batch, some PXFminis have the Orange and Blue LEDs swapped. We noticed that once some PXFminis where sent.
So, in your case, the LED's meaning is just changed -> Blue LED <-> Orange LED:
As @PureRockets sais, there are parameters to adjust that. If I don't remember wrongly, the parameter we normally use is MOT_PWM_MIN or RC3_MIN
Please elaborate on how it is a safety feature. My rotors are spinning fairly fast. I haven't put on propellers yet as I'm afraid the spinning may produce enough lift that my drone just fly away on its own once it's armed.
That's very helpful.
I'll give this a try.
Thank you all!
So you know the drone is armed. Many drones spin the props slowly when armed. If they are spinning too fast, then change the MOT_SPIN_ARM parameter value. I just did this myself. When I first learned about this param, my jet turbines would fire up when armed! Now I trimmed it down, and it works perfectly.
@PureRockets, thank you for explaining. It makes sense now.