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Error flashing Afro ESC 30A from HobbyKing

(Sebastian) #1


I have recently bought Afro ESC 30A and Afro ESC USB Programming Tool from Hobbyking and I’m trying to flash ESC using HEX file found in this: https://github.com/bluerobotics/tgy respository. I have tried doing this from Linux using

avrdude -c stk500v2 -b 9600 -P /devttyUSB0 -p m8 -U flash:w:afro_nfet_besc30_r1.hex:i

command and from Windows using KKMulticopter Flashtool.

Every time I get the following error:

stk500v2_ReceiveMessage(): timeout

Sebastian Olędzki

(Rusty) #2

Hi Sebastian,

Are you powering the ESC through the main red and black power wires while flashing it? You cannot provide power through the signal cable alone during flashing.


(Sebastian) #3

Hi Rusty,

Your solution solved problem with timeouts. Thank you very much.


(Rusty) #4


Excellent! Thanks for the update.