Cleanflight CC3D Reverse Motor Direction

Posted on March 05 2016

If you somehow wired your motors up wrong and they are going in reverse, this is how to fix it in order of easiest ways.

Currently Cleanflight software gives no simple option to reverse all motors.

  1. If you are using 1.12 Cleanflight firmware and have BLheli firmware on your ESC, you can download BLheli, click connect and change motor direction from normal to reverse.
  2. If you don’t have firmware 1.12 or BLheli ESCs, the next thing to try is to tell your firmware to reverse all motors. This physically won’t change your motor directions, but will tell the firmware to fly properly.
    Open CLI in Cleanflight and run this command
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    mixer custom
    mixer resetmmix 0 1 -1 1 1
    mmix 1 1 -1 -1 -1
    mmix 2 1 1 1 -1
    mmix 3 1 1 -1 1save
    ————————————-

    Now just swap your props and you are good go!

    If you ever need to reset configration back, run this command.
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    mixer reset
    mixer QUADX
    save
    ————————————-

  3. Third option is to get that soldier iron out and swap two of the wires going to the ESC, that will change the motor direction.

Thanks to Stephen Tierney for giving me a hand and solving a few of my problems which lead me to learn all of the above.

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