I’ve spent a lot of the last weak swearing while I try to bring Phoebe back to life. If I’d put 5 quid (“Squid” – geddit) in my swear box over the last week, I’d be a millionaire now. But the physical costs are more that the swearing: so far, an A+, 8 ESCs, and an SD card have all died in the process of bringing Phoebe back from the dead. And yet she’s refusing to work:
She flew once in “Octopus” format, rocketing up into the air at several meters per second before dropping like a rock once I killed the flight. This was probably a symptom not the cause of the subsequent problems: if I plug the battery in while she’s like this, everything works fine – critically I can see the IMU, Barometer and URF over I2C at 400kbps. As soon as I pop the other half of the frame on top, and plug in the motors, I2C dies and she can’t read her sensors.
For the moment, I have no choice but to keep swearing and trying to work out what’s wrong.