Im a newbie to OpenPPG. I recently purchased a V3.5 second hand and it arrived yesterday.
I got the batteries hooked up and on the display on the throttle I have the message “Disarmd” with a voltage of 47.7V (partial charge left over prior to shipping). I have tried both buttons (single, double and triple clicks) and plunger throttle and I cant get the controller to arm so that I can do a ground test.
All of the motor controllers beep in sequence and the propellers all twitch slightly at the beep. I have searched the forum here and youtube to find instructions on arming or a fault finding check list but I havent had any luck. Everyone seems to skip over this part.
My paramotor has a custom throttle housing. I have attached photos below of the controller. The small push button under the display cycled through voltage/%/time but nothing else. There is also a plunger style button at the bottom with the led which is currently blue in colour. No noticeable effect from pushing this button.
Can someone please help with a solution as to how to arm this beast (or fault find) and also provide some details on what the plunger button with led is supposed to do.
Additionally is there any documentation outlining features/functionality and fault finding for the power system? If there isn’t I would be happy to contribute to the community by collating this information into a live pdf/webpage/forum topic. I’m a former industrial automation engineer, so this sort of thing is right up my alley. Basically full documentation for the required systems for each version released to give newcomers like myself a single point to educate themselves quickly. I’m talking about detailed information on setup, features, mods, upgrade path/procedures, fault finding etc with as many photos as possible. As the second hand market for the OpenPPG expands it is very hard for newcomers to adsorb the immense amount of knowledge contained within this forum as there is no real logical sequence to move through the thread topics.
It would be a real shame to not share the brilliance of the community who have gotten this awesome idea up and flying in a concise and cohesive manner with the wider paragliding community.
Thanks in advance!!