I am finishing up an AD8 Octo Build with the Hercules Boards. I Got the boards pre configured and such from Kopterworx. I am sending them an email also regarding this issue. I thought I would post here though in case someone else knows whats going on.
I have everything hooked up. When doing the motor test through Copter tools, each motor shows its wired correctly and spins in the proper direction.
When I plug in a Lipo to test it all out. I can turn the motors on, but they make weird noises, like cogging/chirping etc. If I move the copter around, it really starts to act weird. One motor even does a stop go sort of thing. I am trying to attach a video to show what I am talking about.
I am not sure if it acts like this because the motors are trying to stabalize the FC board or what. Maybe with props it all evens out as the props produce thrust giving feedback. If anyone knows if this is correct or not, please let me know. I did not want to put the props on until it was tested and for sure woking correctly.
I have the Spektrum satelites. Is there a way to get the ESC Temps and Error data to the OSD/kopter tool?
Here is a video (Really bad quality lol) Click on pic to watch video
Here is a pic send by Kopterworx showing how it should look. The top board's arrow faces forward with the front of the copter.
Mine actually came assembled a little diffrent. Only the Bottom Board has the arrow facing forward, and the top board the arrow faces 90deg to the right. The motors are wired as in the following diagram. Im not sure if it matters or not.