I have a live video feed coming in from the UI. I can control the leds and servo. When I try to run the propellers from the UI, There is a slight rattling sound at the propeller motors as they start but immediately the green and the red leds on the cape go off momentarily and the motors stop. My connection to the rov gets disrupted. The green light on the cape comes back on immediately and the red after a couple of seconds.
Any ideas on what could be causing this?
My guess is that when the motor starts, the escs draw all the power and the voltage to the cape drops substantially resulting in powering off of the cape.
I haven't yet tested if my theory is correct. I plan to use two power sources, one for the escs and other for the board and see if that works.
From the screw terminals, I am using 18 gauge stranded wires to connect to the escs and 22 gauge solid core wire to connect to the cape.
Could the difference in resistance between the wires cause the power to shut out to the board?
I tried replacing the 22 gauge wire to the cape with a thicker wire but the terminal posts on the cape is not accommodating a thicker wire.