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Hi All , Not a good start

Started by peter_a, Thursday,March 14, 2013, 00:05:51

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peter_a

Hi all , I have been lurking in the background reading every post slowly gaining knowledge , for it`s been a long time since I`ve had any interest in r/c models , But now I want to build a quad or hexacopter .
With  my skill level of flying having all that computer power is going help .
I`ve started my quest by getting all my speed controllers from hobbyking ( 7 * 30a blues ) and going flash them all with SimonK.
Not doing so good to start , Tried flashing one and it would not flash , 100% dead now .
My big mistake was not to testing it , before flashing it , I don`t know if it was DOA or if I killed it.
I`ve tried flashing a second controller , VERY SLOW , testing each step on a windows 32 bit p.c
Eg test before flashing o.k , Cut the window out for the flashing tool .. test again , Read from the chip , now write to the chip ... YES , it now stand at 1 fully working out of two.   

Gaza07

Thursday,March 14, 2013, 06:11:22 #1 Last Edit: Thursday,March 14, 2013, 08:21:55 by Gaza07
Hi peter_a and welcome to the forum it sounds like you have done plenty of research but fallen foul to some thing we have all done and that is not check its working before flashing because as you say you will now never know if you broke it, I have flashed a lot of esc';s now and one thing I do know is that its not easy to brick them even if the flash fails half way through they will normally flash again so you may well have got a dodgy one it is quite common  ~~
Best thing to do is test the rest and then have a go at flashing them, feel free to ask for any help you might need  ~~

rickp

Hi Peter - where are you? I wonder if there';s someone nearby who could give you a hand to flash them - or at least look at the issues with them. It is normally very hard to kill them when flashing, but it is possible to kill them if you use the wrong firmware and power them up afterwards without limiting the current for the first try...

peter_a

I don`t think it worked from the start ?.
I have a push on programming tool and started off by using the kk flashing tool , if it did start to program it must have been only a very small bit for I never show it even try to flash the chip.
I tried to different flashing tools ( software and hardware ) and even tried hard solder connections to the board pads , I didn`t know if it was the due to windows 64 bit , which I`ve had problems in the pasted with programs looking like it`s working , but not.

So now using my laptop on windows 7 , 32 bit , tried testing it again , would not read or write to the chip .. DEAD ..
New controller , flashed o.k , so I know that my setup is and was o.k , so must have been a duff chip and unlucky the first to be picked to flash .

Gaza07

Yea I agree unlucky start but they aren';t expensive so no great loss  ~~

Quote from: peter_a on Thursday,March 14, 2013, 09:05:51
I don`t think it worked from the start ?.
I have a push on programming tool and started off by using the kk flashing tool , if it did start to program it must have been only a very small bit for I never show it even try to flash the chip.
I tried to different flashing tools ( software and hardware ) and even tried hard solder connections to the board pads , I didn`t know if it was the due to windows 64 bit , which I`ve had problems in the pasted with programs looking like it`s working , but not.

So now using my laptop on windows 7 , 32 bit , tried testing it again , would not read or write to the chip .. DEAD ..
New controller , flashed o.k , so I know that my setup is and was o.k , so must have been a duff chip and unlucky the first to be picked to flash .

Rammylad

Hi and welcome Peter,
I';m a newbie to multicopters, but I can find all the help I need on this forum. The people on here are very friendly and helpful.
Tony

peter_a

Well that`s all the rest flashed without any problems , therefore the spare did it`s job.
My test of working is :-  giving it a couple of seconds of run time each controller ( no load / prop ) , so I guess won`t know until there in a copter it`s fully working.

I guess my asking for help will start after I get my control board and frame .

thanks a lot  Peter

Tony Campbell

That';s a bit of bad luck. Welcome to the forum by the way, and yes, you';ll find everyone very helpful. Even the really old guys like Jumpy07  :evil