ESCs and Motors¶
ArduPilot supports a wide variety of ESCs, motors, and Electronic Fuel systems. The pages below provide setup instructions for the most popular types
ESC for Brushless Motors¶
ESCs (Electronic Speed Controls) have many different protocols for communicating with the autopilot for motor speed control, and and can also provide telemetry information on motor rpm, battery voltage. The capabilities will vary with each individual ESC model. Some ESCs have specialized firmware that allows easy configuration of operating parameters. The following sections explain the required ArduPilot setup to utilize the protocols, telemetry, and setup programs that various ESCs utilize. See ESC (Electronic Speed Controls) for a guide to terminology.