I am a first time drone builder. I have worked with a number of other RPi projects over the years though. I do have a few very basic questions about my build using the Pihawk kit components…
The smoke stopper–Is it to be left inline after the initial power up, or do I just use it once to verify that I have no direct shorts and then remove it?
What is the small component in the foreground of the attached photo? It has an 8 pin connector on one side which I believe I received with the attached cable splitting into (2) 4 pin connectors. The other side has a usb connection.
I have 2 leftover wires (grey and brown) from the PPM to receiver connection? Are they for 2 extra unused channels, and I should just neatly wrap them up and stow them away somewhere?
What is the leftover 4 pin connector coming out of the battery pack? I assume it is not relevant to the drone build?
I have a couple other more complex questions, but I think they might be better suited in their own separate threads…
Thank you very much for any assistance!