Put in a new motherboard, but something is wrong. When I turn on the power it starts to beep and the light beneath flashes a long green light followed by flashing orange, any ideas on this oneHi There,
If you smoked your mother board then i guess it is gone.
That is the middle board in the drone in the center.
Did the power get hooked up back wards - meaning the battery connector got installed the wrong way?
Those boards can be bought - but are $150 or so.
Maybe just get a whole new drone for $499 as the price has dropped a lot. Just keep what you have for spare parts.
You could post a picture of the mother board and what has smoked on it.
Maybe you can replace that part?
All the parts on the motherboard are SMT - Surface Mount Technology so replacing parts on the motherboard would be a real headache.
Best to get a new motherboard.
But then the reason it smoked up in the first place has to be fixed.
Esc's and motors are good. I calibrated accelerometer but it won't let me do the compass calibrate even though it says the compass is green(good). ? I don't know. I really want to figure this out just in case it happens again or I might be able to help someone later. Well, if you have any suggestions feel free to let me know.The motherboard will try to do an init. In that manner it will check:
Is the GPS connected?
Is the compass connected?
Is the Radio connected?
And the motherboard will try to see if the ESC's are connected - those are the boards which take a pulsed signal from the motherboard and turn it into signals to run the motors.
If the ESC boards are broken - one is dead - you can get beeps.
If a motor is dead you can get beeps.
Also - I remember the orange light means you need to be
bonded with the flight controller - the ST10 box.
When it is flashing orange I think that means you need to get the ST10 to bind with the radio in the quadcopter.
So what I would do:
1) Connect the USB cord to the quad copter. Run the Yuneec program and make sure the motors check out and the ESC's are assigned.
Take off the props and try to spin the motors with the Yuneec program from your computer or laptop.
and now do the accelermeter calibrate. You just set the drone on a flat surface and hit calibrate.
2) If (1) goes well do a BIND from the ST10 to the new motherboard in your quad copter.
3) If that goes well do a compass calibrate. Best way to do a compass calibrate is watch someone like Ryan do it.