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Motors power up fine, but P2 won't take off!

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by IslandFilms, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. IslandFilms

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    After a recent crash disabled one of my ESCs and took my P2 out of commission, I just replaced all four ESCs and all four motors (I live in a rusty climate -- it was time for a refurbish).

    Now, my P2 powers up fine, and all four motors spin fine, but the P2 won't take off -- it's as if it doesn't have enough power.

    Any idea what could be the problem?
     
  2. Duke

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    I have a couple questions for you, Did you buy separate esc's? What I mean buy that were the esc's and motors separate? Or did each esc come wired to a motor? Second Question looking at the Phantom in front of you, Stripes on arms facing you battery should be on opposite side of quad tell me which direction it takes to unscrew those blades with the stripes in front of you on the
    RIGHT?
    LEFT?

    Thanks ~Duke
     
  3. IslandFilms

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    Thanks for your help, Duke. To answer your questions:

    I bought the ESCs separate from the motors.

    These are the ESCs I purchased:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K456LIG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00

    And these are the motors:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PL72ZJG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PL7078W?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01

    As for your second question,
    Right blade: clockwise
    Left Blade: counter-clockwise
     
  4. barefootbeachcombing

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    Are you sure that you put the motors in the correct places on the Phantom?

    As Duke asked, which direction do each of the motors spin?
     
  5. Duke

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    Well as I am facing mine Stripes facing me , The right motor tightens CCW and the Left is CW. If yours are different from that I think they are backwards. Now ya might as well taker apart and when Your in there quad facing you with the stripes take me a picture of the mtr and esc on the right striped arm then the left and post them. I think we can tell you if your esc's are wired correctly.
     
  6. IslandFilms

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  7. IslandFilms

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    I realize the problem. I wired all the ESCs identically, whereas I should have them alternating.

    Thanks for your help, Duke!
     
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  8. Duke

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    Not a problem mate! Gimmie Some! ;)
     
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    Your CCW motors are wired wrong thats why it won't liftoff. The CCW motors should be wired from top to bottom blk, yel, red but you have them wired the same as the CW motors.
    IMG_3615.jpg
     
  10. Bog

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    Did you connect back with software and verify the mode your tx is in? Mine did the same after a Cali...connect again and verify by the phantom and the tx
     
  11. jason

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    His motors were wired wrong.
     
  12. Bog

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    Jason , in the picture above are the markings on the picture the correct pattern? Is there a document that demonstrates how the wires should layout from naza to all components
     
  13. N017RW

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    With respect to the motor wiring...
    If you reattach the motor incorrectly the WORSE thing that can happen is it spins backwards or opposite of your intent since there are both CW and CCW versions.

    Don't get concerned with the colors as much as the direction.

    If you wired it and it is backwards from what you want, swap ANY TWO wires to reverse the direction.
    The colors of those two wires does not matter.
     
  14. jason

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    I posted a photo and the motor on the right is ccw look how it's wired. I've been for over 14 months wired this way. CCW Blk, Yel Red CW Blk Red Yel