Hi, I am very new to making e-boards, but have worked in making RC planes and quad copters. The issue that I ran across when trying to make my e-board is that my VESC seems to not be outputting nearly enough current to the motors.
sorry for the potato quality vids…
When having the board upside down and no load on the wheels the VESC is able to get the wheel spinning. When doing this the current draw is around 1-2 amps. When the board is upside down like this and the wheel is spinning at full throttle, I am able to grab the wheel and stop it with my bare hand. Video of what I mean: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8E6-v_xdAngN1A1OGpQVlJ1Nk0/view?usp=sharing
When the board is right side up, but only under the load of the weight of the board, it is not able to to move itself. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8E6-v_xdAngOXVFeVRLV0E1WDQ/view?usp=sharing
If you do however give the board a push, it is able to move a little bit, but not sustain the movement. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8E6-v_xdAngdF9FMEFZWTZQOVU/view?usp=sharing
In all of the videos the throttle remained at full.
In the BLDC tool, the motor detection fails.
A little about my setup:
- Turnigy aerodrive 63-64 245kv
- Enertion VESC ver. 4.12
- HK GT2E transmitter and receiver combo
- BLDC firmware ver. 2.18
- 2 Turnigy 5000mAh lipo’s in series
Some screenshots of my BLDC setup:
Thanks for any help!