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Built with imported N-Channel mosFET's and an ultra fast Atmel MCU & heartbeat make this a high performance ESC with excellent sync capabilities. This ESC has a 4A SBEC for solid reliable servo power. Programmable via an R/C controller.It allows you to program all functions to fit your specific needs, which makes it efficient and user friendly.
Features: Extremely low internal resistance Super smooth and accurate throttle linearity Over heat and over-load protection Auto shut down when signal is lost or radio interference becomes severe for more than 2 seconds Supports high RPM motors Power arming protection (prevents the motor from accidentally running when switched ON) New Advanced programming software
Programming features: Brake setting (we recommend using brake for only folding props applications) Battery type(LiPo or NiCd/NiMh) Low voltage cutoff setting Factory default setup restore Timing settings (to enhance ESC efficiency and smoothness) Soft acceleration start ups (for delicate gearbox and helicopter applications) Governor mode(for helicopter applications) Motor rotation( clockwise\counterclockwise) Switching frequency Low voltage cutoff type (power reduction orirnmediate shutdown)
Factory default settings: Brake: off Battery type Detect: LiPo with Automatic Cell Low voltage cutoff threshold: Medium (3.0V/65%) Timing setup: Automatic Soft Acceleration Start Up: Medium Governor mode : OFF Frequency : 8kHz Low voltage cutoff type: Reduce power
Being a newbie, I bought one of these blind to upgrade the motor on my Bixler 2. However, it came with no paper work on how to program it.
I have no program card either.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
Hi Khellio, Napstr is correct about the files tab. The download is quick. But I disagree with his view about programming cards. The cards do not allow you to fully configure the ESC. For example, if you want to change the switching frequency to save power and get cooler running, the card will not allow you any control of that parameter. Instead, you have to programme the ESC with the tx. So if you want to be a serious user you'll need to get the hang of Tx programming - it's easy anyway if you read the instructions properly.
I've been working with a Ladybird v2, and the little bug seems to have bitten. In the future I plan to build a quadcopter based on 35 size motors. My question is: would this speed controller be suitable for a quad? I'm still in the process of figuring out who shot john here.
Thomas, this is a reliable ESC which I use in a number of models. It is versatile and allows for lots of adjustment. However, there are many features that you won't need in your application. I would be looking for a simpler ESC which would obviously cost less.
I use this ESC and the 25Amp in quads and have had no trouble. They will work as they are but to make them a bit better I now flash them with SimonK firmware. Also dont forget to calibrate them for high and low throttle before running in a quad as you need to with ant brand/type
Every motor I've tried with this ESC runs VERY hot. Also my battery time is shorter. You can to better in this price range.
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5 thumbs up!
Wow, I am glad I bought this when I did! This is a fantastic speed control. I hooked it up to my new HK 450MT project and have had no problems. I haven't gotten the chance to really load it up yet, but it runs cool in hovering (test flights).
I deducted one star because it comes with no instructions. While you can build the HK 450 with T-Rex instructions, I wouldn't attempt programming the ESC with them!
-Still Did not test it Great Quality..... Even shipping is Good. I m from India and I ordered about .983 Kg(Total) and i received it within 11 Dayz from the date of Shipping.....Thats Great... Thankx Hobby King.. :-)
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Good quality ESC weight is 39.1g with XT60 plug and 3mm bullet connectors The servo wire is long (26cm)
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Best ESC so far, will not use others for the time being. Very easy to program with the correct programming card.