I bought an X-4 ( I think it’s a series 3.5) but I am not sure.
I am trying to familiarize myself with set up procedures and how to hook up
the batteries properly.
So I hook them all up according to the diagram the previous owner sent me,
(there are 4 batteries with 2 hooked up in series for each set of props)
I can get it to turn on, and all the indicators light up, but I can’t get it to
switch to armed mode.
I am sure I am doing something wrong. There are 2 buttons on the throttle control, do they have to be
both pushed at the same time to arm the motors?
On mine, I hold down the “top” button with my thumb and “double-tap’” the small button on the grip with my middle finger to arm and disarm. It will quit beeping when armed, and the display will indicate “armed”. The “taps” have to be pretty quick on mine or it won’t arm. I hope this helps.
If its powering up and there’s no magic smoke then likely all is well. The batteries do not need to be charged fully for it to arm. I have a batch 4. Arming/disarming is a double tap of the top button on the controller, next to the power plunger. Its a very deliberate click! click! required. I usualy can’t do it with my thumb of my left hand while holding the thing I have to use my right forefinger to do it. Maybe that’s all.
OK, I got it to arm the motors and work, but I am still a bit confused (which is a normal state for me)
What is the small button on the side for? The one under your middle finger?
Thanks for your help.
It is a standard build 4 bonka batteries;
They are meant to be paired - 2 sets of 2 .
Each group of 2 is connected in series and then to the paramotor.
The previous owner had no problems and flew it for more than a year.
He gave me a simple diagram of how the batteries are to be connected and even a dummy like me can understand it.
The 4 batteries are mounted on a 3 d printed slide system that holds them in place. The 2 top
Batteries connect together and the same with the 2 bottom ones.
I had placed the batteries in the slides in order,
He had them numbered 1 - 4 so it is completely idiot proof.
I installed the batteries in order, connected the balance leads onto the monitors (or whatever they are called) then i was going to connect the top group of 2 in series. 1 red to 1 black, the other 2 leads go to the connections on the paramotor. I didn’t even get the first set connected when this happened.
How is this possible?
If one battery was overcharged could this have caused this?
All 4 batteries were fresh off the charger so they
Should have been even.
We are only guessing at this point. The pictures need to include the wiring with the back plate off. Also, please remember that carbon fiber is a good conductor and all connections should be carefully insulated between the plates.