I think I fried my X6B receiver


Everything was going fine. ESCs calibrated, motors turning the right direction and I was starting to tie up the loose ends. I thought it would be a good idea to attach the X6B to the PDB using one of screws that attaches one of the legs to the PDB.

Once I had the X6B screwed down, I connected the battery for another test run and I got that bad, electrical overheating smell and the PixHawk (PH) failed to start. I quickly pulled the X6B connector out of the PH. I started up the PH w/out the XB6 attached and it seemed to initiate, respond to the press of the starter switch and was ready for the Xmitter to connect.

I unplugged the PH again, pressed the starter button, plugged in the X6B and the PH shut down. I repeated the same several times with the same result.

Question: Have I fried my X6B? If so, is this the right product to reorder? https://tinyurl.com/yy3hkxz6


You seem to be confused about how the receiver is connected. Re-watch the videos. Apparently +12v was applied when it was expecting +5v, so it is probably fried.


So it’s fried. Is the URL pointing to the correct/matching product?


yes. see this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q80QijmQzOI


Just to wrap this up. I ordered a new X6B receiver and connected and bound it successfully.
Lesson here is don’t screw your X6B into any of the holes on your PDB.