This is 5th video in this quadcopter build series. Here we'll finally install those customised ESC's, Turnigy Plush 30A in my case.
In this video you will see why it's a good idea to prepare ESC's before installation. Installation is now easy, quick and neat.
1. Clean any soldering paste residue after soldering. Soldering paste is corrosive and could damage solder joints and PCB board.
2. You could solder ESC wires directly to the PCB terminals. However, then you won't be able to easily disconnect them if needed, especially after you complete your build (put upper plate on with flight controler etc.). If you use connectors like I did, you can easily replace/disconnect ESC without need to desolder anything. This is very handy if you want to spin individual motors for any reason (balancing).
Using black wire for both positive and negative is NOT recommended. You could confuse them later and create some damage. Use red wire for positive instead! Only reason why I'm using black wire for both is look. This quadcopter will be black and white and red wires are not an option for me. As long as you understand the risks involved, you can do the same. Just be very very careful while connecting ESC so that you connect them correctly (positive to positive and negative to negative).
You will need:
ESC's that we've customised in last video
SK450 frame that we've build in 2nd video
3.5 mm female bullet connectors
14 AWG wire
5.0 mm black heat shrink (shrink tube)
Soldering iron (30W)
Third/helping hand tool
Wire cutters, lighter and pliers...
Enjoy RC as much as I do! :)