Hello everyone, I am building a new drone with the Holybro S500 V2 kit (https://shop.holybro.com/s500-v2-kitmotor2216-880kv-propeller1045_p1153.html).
However, when I tried to fly it, it couldn’t take off even when I pushed the throttle to about 75%. After several seconds, the motors were very hot (tested with fingertips). I can even smell that something was heated. I feel that the motors are not powerful enough to lift the drone, but there are a lot of videos showing other people were able to fly it. Could you please give some suggestions based on the log file?
Vibrations levels are crazy high, how did you mount the autopilot on the frame? Could you share a picture?
Hi, @bresch. Thanks for your reply. Here are the pictures.
At first, I just used this transparent tape to mount the flight controller.
Later on, I tried a piece of foam under the flight controller.
However, the vibration levels are still crazy high. Here is the new log file: https://logs.px4.io/plot_app?log=96cd1e87-3e45-4dcc-aa13-7bb5afd26a38
Also, the Holybro S500 V2 kit I received doesn’t have anything to reduce the vibrations. Considering the log files posted above, maybe I should buy some vibration absorber and install the flight controller on it?
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Hi @mwbb, thanks for your reply. However, I am not in the px4 workspace. How can I join that workspace? Thanks.
I actually solved this issue by flashing ArduPilot firmware and using the default configurations. I guess I will try PX4 later after I finish my current project. Thanks for your help!
I also added a vibration absorbor between the flight controller and the frame. That might solve the issue too.