E010S setup question


#1

I have been unsuccessful in getting my E010S from Bangood working.

My transmitter is a MKron i6S (DSM2).

Initially, I was able to get the E010S to bind, by that I mean the blue light stopped flashing and stayed lit constantly. After some research on the net, I found the Cleanflight program and installed it.

After connecting with Cleanflight, I was able to determine that the motors would spinup using the Motors tab. Also, the various channels on the receiver tab appeared to be receiving the signals from the transmitter.

Continuing, I must have done something because the motors started spinning and I had to disconnect the battery. Now whenever I plug in the battery, regardless whether the transmitter is on or not, the motors spin.

Unfortunately the several videos I have found are impossible to understand and I need some help in getting my little copter running.

If it will help any, I am providing a dump from Cleanflight. Maybe somebody can identify my problem.

dump

version

Cleanflight/SPRACINGF3 1.13.0 Jun 6 2016 / 00:03:10 (a77bc76)

dump master

mixer

mixer QUADX
mmix reset
smix reset

feature

feature -RX_PPM
feature -VBAT
feature -INFLIGHT_ACC_CAL
feature -RX_SERIAL
feature -MOTOR_STOP
feature -SERVO_TILT
feature -SOFTSERIAL
feature -GPS
feature -FAILSAFE
feature -SONAR
feature -TELEMETRY
feature -CURRENT_METER
feature -3D
feature -RX_PARALLEL_PWM
feature -RX_MSP
feature -RSSI_ADC
feature -LED_STRIP
feature -DISPLAY
feature -ONESHOT125
feature -BLACKBOX
feature -CHANNEL_FORWARDING
feature -TRANSPONDER
feature RX_PPM
feature VBAT
feature FAILSAFE
feature BLACKBOX

map

map AETR1234

serial

serial 0 1 115200 57600 0 115200
serial 1 0 115200 57600 0 115200
serial 2 0 115200 57600 0 115200

led

led 0 15,15:ES:IA:0
led 1 15,8:E:WF:0
led 2 15,7:E:WF:0
led 3 15,0:NE:IA:0
led 4 8,0:N:F:0
led 5 7,0:N:F:0
led 6 0,0:NW:IA:0
led 7 0,7:W:WF:0
led 8 0,8:W:WF:0
led 9 0,15:SW:IA:0
led 10 7,15:S:WF:0
led 11 8,15:S:WF:0
led 12 7,7:U:WF:0
led 13 8,7:U:WF:0
led 14 7,8:D:WF:0
led 15 8,8:D:WF:0
led 16 8,9::R:3
led 17 9,10::R:3
led 18 10,11::R:3
led 19 10,12::R:3
led 20 9,13::R:3
led 21 8,14::R:3
led 22 7,14::R:3
led 23 6,13::R:3
led 24 5,12::R:3
led 25 5,11::R:3
led 26 6,10::R:3
led 27 7,9::R:3
led 28 0,0:::0
led 29 0,0:::0
led 30 0,0:::0
led 31 0,0:::0

color

color 0 0,0,0
color 1 0,255,255
color 2 0,0,255
color 3 30,0,255
color 4 60,0,255
color 5 90,0,255
color 6 120,0,255
color 7 150,0,255
color 8 180,0,255
color 9 210,0,255
color 10 240,0,255
color 11 270,0,255
color 12 300,0,255
color 13 330,0,255
color 14 0,0,0
color 15 0,0,0

mode_color

mode_color 0 0 1
mode_color 0 1 11
mode_color 0 2 2
mode_color 0 3 13
mode_color 0 4 10
mode_color 0 5 3
mode_color 1 0 5
mode_color 1 1 11
mode_color 1 2 3
mode_color 1 3 13
mode_color 1 4 10
mode_color 1 5 3
mode_color 2 0 10
mode_color 2 1 11
mode_color 2 2 4
mode_color 2 3 13
mode_color 2 4 10
mode_color 2 5 3
mode_color 3 0 8
mode_color 3 1 11
mode_color 3 2 4
mode_color 3 3 13
mode_color 3 4 10
mode_color 3 5 3
mode_color 4 0 7
mode_color 4 1 11
mode_color 4 2 3
mode_color 4 3 13
mode_color 4 4 10
mode_color 4 5 3
mode_color 5 0 9
mode_color 5 1 11
mode_color 5 2 2
mode_color 5 3 13
mode_color 5 4 10
mode_color 5 5 3
mode_color 6 0 6
mode_color 6 1 10
mode_color 6 2 1
mode_color 6 3 0
mode_color 6 4 0
mode_color 6 5 2
mode_color 6 6 3
mode_color 6 7 6

set looptime = 2000
set emf_avoidance = OFF
set i2c_highspeed = ON
set gyro_sync = ON
set gyro_sync_denom = 1
set mid_rc = 1500
set min_check = 1100
set max_check = 1900
set rssi_channel = 0
set rssi_scale = 30
set rssi_ppm_invert = OFF
set rc_smoothing = OFF
set rx_min_usec = 885
set rx_max_usec = 2115
set serialrx_provider = SPEK1024
set sbus_inversion = ON
set spektrum_sat_bind = 0
set input_filtering_mode = OFF
set min_throttle = 1150
set max_throttle = 1850
set min_command = 1000
set servo_center_pulse = 1500
set motor_pwm_rate = 400
set servo_pwm_rate = 50
set 3d_deadband_low = 1406
set 3d_deadband_high = 1514
set 3d_neutral = 1460
set retarded_arm = OFF
set disarm_kill_switch = ON
set auto_disarm_delay = 5
set max_arm_angle = 25
set small_angle = 25
set fixedwing_althold_dir = 1
set reboot_character = 82
set gps_provider = NMEA
set gps_sbas_mode = AUTO
set gps_auto_config = ON
set gps_auto_baud = OFF
set telemetry_switch = OFF
set telemetry_inversion = ON
set frsky_default_lattitude = 0.000
set frsky_default_longitude = 0.000
set frsky_coordinates_format = 0
set frsky_unit = IMPERIAL
set frsky_vfas_precision = 0
set hott_alarm_sound_interval = 5
set battery_capacity = 0
set vbat_scale = 110
set vbat_max_cell_voltage = 43
set vbat_min_cell_voltage = 33
set vbat_warning_cell_voltage = 35
set current_meter_scale = 400
set current_meter_offset = 0
set multiwii_current_meter_output = OFF
set current_meter_type = ADC
set align_gyro = DEFAULT
set align_acc = DEFAULT
set align_mag = DEFAULT
set align_board_roll = 0
set align_board_pitch = 0
set align_board_yaw = 0
set max_angle_inclination = 500
set gyro_lpf = 188HZ
set gyro_soft_lpf = 60
set moron_threshold = 32
set imu_dcm_kp = 2500
set imu_dcm_ki = 0
set pid_at_min_throttle = ON
set yaw_motor_direction = 1
set yaw_jump_prevention_limit = 200
set tri_unarmed_servo = ON
set servo_lowpass_freq = 400.000
set servo_lowpass_enable = OFF
set failsafe_delay = 10
set failsafe_off_delay = 200
set failsafe_throttle = 1000
set failsafe_kill_switch = OFF
set failsafe_throttle_low_delay = 100
set failsafe_procedure = 0
set acc_hardware = 0
set baro_hardware = 0
set mag_hardware = 0
set blackbox_rate_num = 1
set blackbox_rate_denom = 1
set blackbox_device = SPIFLASH
set magzero_x = 0
set magzero_y = 0
set magzero_z = 0

rxfail

rxfail 0 a
rxfail 1 a
rxfail 2 a
rxfail 3 a
rxfail 4 h
rxfail 5 h
rxfail 6 h
rxfail 7 h
rxfail 8 h
rxfail 9 h
rxfail 10 h
rxfail 11 h
rxfail 12 h
rxfail 13 h
rxfail 14 h
rxfail 15 h
rxfail 16 h
rxfail 17 h

dump profile

profile

profile 0

aux

aux 0 0 0 900 900
aux 1 0 0 900 900
aux 2 0 0 900 900
aux 3 0 0 900 900
aux 4 0 0 900 900
aux 5 0 0 900 900
aux 6 0 0 900 900
aux 7 0 0 900 900
aux 8 0 0 900 900
aux 9 0 0 900 900
aux 10 0 0 900 900
aux 11 0 0 900 900
aux 12 0 0 900 900
aux 13 0 0 900 900
aux 14 0 0 900 900
aux 15 0 0 900 900
aux 16 0 0 900 900
aux 17 0 0 900 900
aux 18 0 0 900 900
aux 19 0 0 900 900

adjrange

adjrange 0 0 0 900 900 0 0
adjrange 1 0 0 900 900 0 0
adjrange 2 0 0 900 900 0 0
adjrange 3 0 0 900 900 0 0
adjrange 4 0 0 900 900 0 0
adjrange 5 0 0 900 900 0 0
adjrange 6 0 0 900 900 0 0
adjrange 7 0 0 900 900 0 0
adjrange 8 0 0 900 900 0 0
adjrange 9 0 0 900 900 0 0
adjrange 10 0 0 900 900 0 0
adjrange 11 0 0 900 900 0 0

rxrange

rxrange 0 1000 2000
rxrange 1 1000 2000
rxrange 2 1000 2000
rxrange 3 1000 2000

servo

servo 0 1000 2000 1500 45 45 100 -1
servo 1 1000 2000 1500 45 45 100 -1
servo 2 1000 2000 1500 45 45 100 -1
servo 3 1000 2000 1500 45 45 100 -1
servo 4 1000 2000 1500 45 45 100 -1
servo 5 1000 2000 1500 45 45 100 -1
servo 6 1000 2000 1500 45 45 100 -1
servo 7 1000 2000 1500 45 45 100 -1

set gps_pos_p = 15
set gps_pos_i = 0
set gps_pos_d = 0
set gps_posr_p = 34
set gps_posr_i = 14
set gps_posr_d = 53
set gps_nav_p = 25
set gps_nav_i = 33
set gps_nav_d = 83
set gps_wp_radius = 200
set nav_controls_heading = ON
set nav_speed_min = 100
set nav_speed_max = 300
set nav_slew_rate = 30
set alt_hold_deadband = 40
set alt_hold_fast_change = ON
set deadband = 0
set yaw_deadband = 0
set yaw_control_direction = 1
set 3d_deadband_throttle = 50
set throttle_correction_value = 0
set throttle_correction_angle = 800
set default_rate_profile = 0
set gimbal_mode = NORMAL
set acc_cut_hz = 15
set accxy_deadband = 40
set accz_deadband = 40
set accz_lpf_cutoff = 5.000
set acc_unarmedcal = ON
set acc_trim_pitch = 0
set acc_trim_roll = 0
set baro_tab_size = 21
set baro_noise_lpf = 0.600
set baro_cf_vel = 0.985
set baro_cf_alt = 0.965
set mag_declination = 0
set pid_controller = MWREWRITE
set p_pitch = 40
set i_pitch = 30
set d_pitch = 23
set p_roll = 40
set i_roll = 30
set d_roll = 23
set p_yaw = 85
set i_yaw = 45
set d_yaw = 0
set p_alt = 50
set i_alt = 0
set d_alt = 0
set p_level = 20
set i_level = 10
set d_level = 100
set p_vel = 120
set i_vel = 45
set d_vel = 1
set yaw_p_limit = 500
set dterm_cut_hz = 0
set gtune_loP_rll = 10
set gtune_loP_ptch = 10
set gtune_loP_yw = 10
set gtune_hiP_rll = 100
set gtune_hiP_ptch = 100
set gtune_hiP_yw = 100
set gtune_pwr = 0
set gtune_settle_time = 450
set gtune_average_cycles = 16

dump rates

rateprofile

rateprofile 0

set rc_rate = 90
set rc_expo = 65
set rc_yaw_expo = 0
set thr_mid = 50
set thr_expo = 0
set roll_rate = 0
set pitch_rate = 0
set yaw_rate = 0
set tpa_rate = 0
set tpa_breakpoint = 1500

Thanks.


#2

First, as a general rule with micro quads like these, do NOT connect USB and battery at the same time.

So, if you’ve been doing that, stop so we can keep that complication out of the picture.

I learned this the hard way.


#3

As burtlo said, motor testing is okay for most of the brushless quads, but on a brushed quad the FCs can’t handle being plugged in at the same time… CERTAIN flight controllers can handle it, but I am unsure of exactly which ones those are…

Is “motor stop” enabled in the configuration tab?


#4

Your motor pwm rate is set to 400 which is for brushless motors. Go into cli and type “set motor_pwm_rate = 10000” hit enter, type “save” and enter.


#5

Thanks! I’ll try that.


#6

OK, this fixes the problem where the motors spin up as soon as I plug in the battery. Also, connected to ClearFlight, I can spin the motors up from the motor panel. Also, the Receiver panel shows that it is receiving throttle and pitch, roll etc. commands but the motors do not spin up.


#7

OK, but is this for reasons of safety or could the device be damaged?


#8

Damage to the device.


#9

When you are trying to spin up the motors, is the fc showing it’s armed?


#10

Next step is to get the fc armed. I needs to be level, stationary, accelerometer needs calibrated and failsafe not activated. Throttle must be bellow min_check value so it’s vital the travel on the reciever tab is adjusted correctly.
I also advise not plugging USB and battery at the same time on a small brushed fc.


#11

If you mean that the blue light is on and not flashing, yes.


#12

I’m not familiar with that fc specifically yet to know the led color. But you can connect to USB with your radio on (no battery necessary) and see an emblem light up on the top of the configuration when you do your arm procedure. Verify you are getting the board to arm before flight and then we can trouble shoot more.


#13

Here is the so-called “user manual” as found on BangGood’s web site. http://img.banggood.com/file/products/20170221033855Eachine%20E010S%20DSM%20Manual%20.pdf

however the physical copy of this manual that came with my device reads “blue led” instead of “red led”. When I plug in the device, the blue led flashes slowly for a few seconds, then starts flashing fast until I turn on the transmitter. Then the blue light turns dark for a second or so, flashes twice an then turns on completely (not flashing). The triangular "motor arming indicator is still grayed out. Moving he left stick right and left affects the Yaw. Moving the right stick up and down affects the Pitch and left & right, the Roll.

Now, I can go to the Receiver panel and see the throttle and AUX2 channels move as I move the left sick up and down.


#14

Ok, sounds like you are just not getting the flight controller armed and you are not super familiar with cleanflight. Toss the banggood manual out the window. Let’s see if we can find you a good tutorial.


#15

I will readily admit that the terminology used here is foreign to me. And the BangGod manual is next to useless. I would appreciate some step by step instructions. Unfortunately, most of the instructions I’ve run across are videos that were made by people who have incomprehensible accents and/or throw out unfamiliar terminology that does little to illustrate what should be done. Add to that, using a different transmitter and the result is zero comprehension.


#16

Well here is a tough accent - but he is understandable… and likely fixed a similar problem to yours…


#17

Don’t get too frustrated - there is a HUGE learning curve to hobby grade flight controllers, their software, and their quirks. The worst part is - you first need to learn the vocabulary before any of the correct advice is going to make sense. Get on youtube and watch as many cleanflight or betaflight setup tutorials as you can. They are close enough to the same as far as the rules the boards follow to get into the air. Also, don’t limit yourself to e010s videos - anything with brushed motors will set up the same. Hang in there -it’s worth it. Get some exposure - then go back to @Chaotix post. In addition to that - you may have to trim throttle down (seems to be a quirk of spektrum radios) or set up switch arming.


#18

What radio are you using?


#19

#20

OK, You need to focus on solving this with transmitter on first, the plug usb into computer and open clean flight configurator. You’ve located the arm emblem on top. That’s good. That will light up when you have created a valid and accepted arming procedure.

  1. Calibrate your accelerometer with the whoop on a level surface.
  2. Verify you are getting throttle travel on the receiver tab that goes down to 1000
  3. Verify you are getting yaw travel (bar should go right when you push stick right) that goes up to 2000
  4. Make subtrim (see radio manual) adjustments that give you the 1000 to 2000 range on these sticks specifically (but really needed on all sticks too for good flight characteristics)
  5. See if it arms now. (Make sure you’re still sitting level)
  6. Assign a switch to arming if that doesn’t work. We can cross that bridge if we need to.
  7. Remain patient - these are common beginner problems that we all worked through at one point. Eventually you will be an expert and trying to help others!