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Connecting the ESCs to your flight controller

This page is a chapter in 'Setup and Calibration'

Connecting ESCs to Arduino based boards

Connecting your ESCs to one of the Arduino based boards (Mini v1.0, Uno v1.9, Mega v2.x) is simple and does not require modification of cables. Simply plug them into the PWM motor outs with the black/brown ground cable on the "-" sign, the white/yellow cable on the "~" sign an the red cable on the "+" sign.

For more information about the possible flight configurations and the corresponding pin assignments on the shields visit this page!

Connect your ESCs as shown below:
v2.1 shieldv2.0 shield
v1.8/1.9 shieldv1.0 mini shield

Connecting ESCs to AeroQuad32

This information below refers to version 2 of the AeroQuad32 board. More information can be found here: Connecting ESCs to AeroQuad32 (v2) (for v1 click here)

For more information about the possible flight configurations (quadX, quad+, hexaX, etc.) and the corresponding pin assignments on the AeroQuad32 flight control board visit this page!

Connecting your ESCs to the AeroQuad32 v2 board is pretty easy - there is one set of 3 wires with a black connector on the end. The three wires are either white, red, and black, or yellow, red, and brown. White and yellow are always the signal line, the ESC is controlled with this. Red is always the 5V output from the ESCs onboard BEC (battery eliminating circuit), and black/brown are always ground.

The pins for ESCs on AeroQuad32 v2 are on the rear edge of the board, labeled "Motors" with the numbers 1-8 above (the number corresponds to the pin below). Simply plug them into the correct motor outs with the black/brown ground cable on the "-" sign, the white/yellow cable on the "S" sign an the red cable on the "+" sign.


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