I am working on assembling a drone. I got a few parts.
-2400Kv brushless motor.
-BL Heli 20A ESC
-Ovonic Air 2s 7.4v 1000mAh 50c battery
-Arduino Nano (flight controller)
I have a few issues. Firstly, the battery can’t connect to the ESC with the connectors it has. So I can’t get the ESC connected to the Arduino, and once it’s on, I have no idea how I’ll program it. Thanks for any help you can provide!
This sounds like a pretty good start. First thing to check out is our guide on motor and ESC sizing.
You can read about it here:
You should also check out our articles about batteries:
Looking at your setup, I would need more information to help you.
- How large is your drone? See the motor sizing guide above
- What is your motor configuration? Do you have 1 motor or do you have 4 motors?
- What size propellers are you trying to use?
- What is your specific goal with this drone? Is it a racing/freestyle drone or does it need to perform a specific task?
I think that using an Arduino will make this process a lot more difficult than using a flight controller that already contains the hardware required to interface with ESCs. We have a few different options in stock.
The only reason that I can see to use an Arduino vs. a Flight Controller is for advanced programming possibilities, however, this might add additional complexity to your project that you could avoid by using a normal Flight Controller.
We have a few different ones here in Denver, An OSDoge or a Naze32 would be a good start. I might have some used boards lying around the shop, Ill check.
Let me know the answers to my questions above and we will go from there.