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JLuo10
Beginner
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ESC calibration

How to calibrate ESC through QGC?

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello lawdgeye,

 

 

Thank you for your interest in the Intel Aero drone.

 

You can find instructions in the link below:

 

https://docs.px4.io/en/advanced_config/esc_calibration.html

 

 

Let me know if you have further questions.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra

 

JLuo10
Beginner
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Yes, I have followed the instructions in the link above. However, I can't connect the flight controller to QGC via USB.

By the way, I have seen the issue: /message/491304# 491304 QGroundControl and Battery Calibration,one of your workmates replied as follow:

"QGroundControl is a general purpose platform, that means it was not specifically designed for the Aero, and some of their features may not be available. The battery calibration feature is one of them."

So,I want to know if the ESC calibration is one of the features that may not be available.

idata
Community Manager
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Hi lawdgeye,

 

 

You are correct. It was a misunderstanding from my side, I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

 

As stated here http://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-intel-aero-rtf.html the ESC calibration is indeed not required for the Intel Aero drone.

 

At the end of the guide I shared previously, it says "High-quality controllers come with a factory calibration. In theory this means that they can be configured by just setting the https://docs.px4.io/en/advanced_config/parameter_reference.html# PWM_MIN PWM_MIN and https://docs.px4.io/en/advanced_config/parameter_reference.html# PWM_MAX PWM_MAX parameters to the values provided in the ESC technical specification. In practice the input range may differ even on high quality controllers, which is why calibration is recommended."

 

You can search for these parameters and see their values in QGroundControl as shown in the picture attached. Those are the default values, according to the parameter reference:

 

https://docs.px4.io/en/advanced_config/parameter_reference.html

 

 

I hope this helps.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hi lawdgeye,

 

 

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Regards,

 

Alexandra
JLuo10
Beginner
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Thank you!Now, I have installed ubuntu on the flight and encountered some new problems. I'll check your answer after I have solved these problems. For this issue, I have no more questions for now.

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