I am pretty sure RC receivers ant transceivers are using serial communication and maybe the frequancy in Serial.begin() isn't matching the one you are using in the serial monitor?Please specify what exactly is not working and post your code
Sounds like your receiver is drawing too much current. Try giving it a separate power supply.
Try powering the receiver from a pack of 4 x AA alkaline cells (6v). Connect the battery GND to the Arduino GND,...R
Here's some information about how the 6 channel RC Receiver is connected to the Arduino Zero and the rest of the quadcopter:1. 4 GNDs from the 4 separate ESCs (BECs) are connected to the receiver2. 1 ground wire is connected from the receiver to the Arduino Zero 3. 4 data wires are connected from the receiver to the Arduino Zero4. 5V and GND wires are plugged into the RC Receiver but aren't connected to anything due the Serial Monitor issues
The RC transmitter you linked to specs: 8 x 1.5V AA Batteries.Are you using the batteries or some other power?Paul
Each ESC has 3 wires. Where are the other two (Vcc and signal) connected?What pins are the receiver "data wires" connected to?
If your ESCs all have BECs then these may be interfering with whatever else you're using for power.
During flight, the RC receiver will be powered by the Arduino's 5v and GND pins.
Not if it does not work like that. If it won't work when testing it won't magically start working in flight.
You need to make a simple pencil drawing showing how every thing was connected when using the batteries and post a photo of the drawing
By 'everything', do you mean just the connections between the RC receiver, 4 x 1.5 AA batteries and the Arduino? Or literally everything connected to my system?
Everything connected to the Arduino and anything else that might have a bearing on the problem.Apart from the Arduino, the receiver and the batteries what else is there?
Okay, here is a diagram for all the devices and parts in my quadcopter project.