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Before I can wire up the flight controller, the Electronic Speed Controllers need to be programmed. I purchased Turnigy Plush 25A ESCs and a Turnigy Programming Card:
To program each ESC, plug the ESC’s 3 pin connector into the port marked BEC on the programming card. Note polarity: The black wire goes on the right side. Now plug the battery into the quadcopter. After a few seconds, the programming card will light up.
I used the following settings which I got from the primary source for this project: Instructables:
The settings used are:
- Brake: Off
- Battery Type: Li-xx
- Cut Off Type: Soft-Cut
- Cut Off Voltage: Low
- Start Mode: Normal
- Timing Mode: Hight
- Music: None
- Governor Mode: Off
It’s pretty easy, just use the arrow keys to get the selections correct, then press OK.
Here is one of my ESCs correctly programmed:
Once one is programmed, disconnect power, disconnect the ESC, and repeat for the next.