Pete Miles wrote:
I had almost a similar problem. I found a couple areas in the manual where the assembly of the joints with respect to the servo horns contradicted itself. i.e. one part of the manual showing one orientation, and another part of the manual showing a different orientation for the same legs and arms.
I spent a bit of time disecting the photos and text description until I thought I had it right.
Then when I powered up, one of the legs when in a different direction than expected.
To correct the problem, I undid the screws that held the leg bracket to the servo horn rotated until it was in the correct position (i.e. in the same standing position of the other leg). Then I reattached the screws. (I had to turn the power off so that I could do the attaching/unattaching the screws). Then it seemed to work fine.
The arms were down to its side, when it is in its initial power up postion.
Have you verified that the servo horns with respect to the bracket orientations are correct. The manual is confusing on these points.
One way to check this is to see if the arms and legs move in a manner that is similar to what a person does, and the left and right sides are exactly symmetrical to each other.
Let us know if this was the problem, or part of the problem. If you still have issues, let us know so we can try to help you.
Yep, I've verified the servo horns are correctly oriented, I've verified that the servos occupy their proper positions in the assembly, and I've verified that all the servos are plugged into their proper places on the controller, and that the signal wires are oriented correctly. I've verified all this at least a dozen times, literally.
My personal opinion is the controller is totally flubbed up in some fashion. I think the odd position of some of the servos is due to the controller telling the wrong servos to do the wrong things, and telling some servos nothing at all.
When utilizing the zero point control screen and trying to adjust specific servos, the one adjusted on the screen is NOT always the one that moves on the bot. Some on screen adjustment has no affect at all. Out of all the servos I think there are only 3 or 4 (tops) whose on screen adjustment actually moves the correct servo.
I've contacted HiTec and they've advised me to send it back. The tech I spoke with had NO idea why it would be operating that way. I'm really bummed about that because it's brand spankin new, and now it's going to be weeks before I manage to get it all turned around and back in my hands. To their credit, they are trying to be johhny on the spot, but it still doesn't change the fact that I'm looking at weeks of delay. Anyone else I've talked to say they can't imagine how the controller could be so screwed up, and be functional at all. Bumm ERRR man!