Programming Functions: Battery Type: Lipo /NiXX Brake: On / Off Voltage Protection: Low / Mid / High Protection mode: Reduce power / Cut off power Timing: Auto / High / Low Startup: Fast / Normal / Soft PWM Frequency: 8k / 16k Helicopter mode: Off / 5sec / 15sec (Start up delay)
Note: User manual can be downloaded from the files Tab.
That is not arming, testing against another ESC means nothing, first thing to do is to lower your throttle trim, second thing is probably to ensure you have calibrated the throttle.....try these before assuming there is a fault.
I just tried to program this ESC (F-30A Hobby King 30A ESC 3A UBEC) with the HobbyKing ESC Programming Card (Part number 9261000016) and it did not work. I followed the (very basic) instructions: I set the jumpers on the card, plugged the motor into the F-30A, plugged the battery into the F-30A, then plugged the card into the F-30A noting the correct polarity. Instead of beeping once it gave three low beeps, but it's not taking the program of the jumpers! Then I programmed following the time consuming radio throttle procedure (which worked fine). HAS ANYONE BEEN ABLE TO PROGRAM THIS F-30A ESC WITH THE HobbyKing ESC Programming Card (Part number 9261000016)???
Yes it will. Unless the load is continuous. You won't be on full throttle right? Don't bury it in the fuselage. You might provide a source of fresh cooling air as well. It is a well made and reliable ESC.
I have used this ESC on a EPO Parkjet. It's a 60cm span plane with a 24 gram 3000kv motor spinning a 4.75x4.75 prop. That combined with a 3s 1550mah lipo gave me 6min of flying, all the time WOT lol Never had any problem, never got very warm. This thing flew almost 60mph on less than 30A
A programming card is optional. Settings can be easily programmed using transmitter sticks. But if you want an even easier option, use the HobbyKing ESC Programming Card PRODUCT ID: 9261000016. Can be seen in the recommended accessories above.
is this esc a good choice for a easystar fpv plane with a Emax 2450kv Max Amp: 25 A?
I have had some "cut-off" problems when i only had one lipo for both the plane and the fpv-gear, and i guess it had to do with the 30a esc.
Anyways, it would be great if i got help with chosing a good esc for the plane! :)
If your Fpv gear is drawing high load, it is advisable to have a saperate bec to drive it. This esc will be ok with your motor, rx and servos. Look at this ubec: PRODUCT ID: HK-3EC01 to provide extra omph for your fpv gear.
If your referring to throttle calibration. It is mentioned in the manual. Turn on your tx and set throttle to maximum. Power up your esc/motor, after the first beep, set throttle to minimum, that's it. There are sets of sounds for each different settings, the first set is for throttle calibration.
Hi Chandrahas, this ESC will work great for the DT750. It exceeds the recommended ESC which is only 20A. With 11x4.7 Slow Fly Prop and 3S lipo, max throttle can draw about ~19A. It is good to have some headroom so your ESC will not be too hot.
The ESCs will be fine, as will the battery.
But the motors* 3800Kv??
Yes, they're light, but why such a high Kv?
At 11.1v, they'd be rated at 48,000 rpm. That's just nuts!
Go for something like the NTM 28-26a. Much more proven on a multirotor. (PRODUCT ID: NTM2826S-1200) and they're about $10 each cheaper than the esky motors.
You may need to program the throttle range on the esc.
Connect the esc with motor, and then turn on transmitter, and set throttle to max.
Then connect the esc to a battery, at the first beep lower the throttle, wait for beep then disconnect battery from esc.
BEC is Bttery Elimination Circuit. This provides the electronic (receiver, servos etc) with a friendly voltage (usually 5v) from the flight pack, but only at a max of about 2-3 amps (it will say on it what it is).
A UBEC is a Universal Battery Elimination Circuit. This is a standalone component not built into the esc and can provide a electronic friendly voltage at a much higher current.
A UBEC would also eliminate a model dropping out of the sky if a cheap esc Fails. Useful on Larger models.
Ether basically does the same thing, it allows you to run the servos & receiver etc on the flit pack instead of a separate battery pack.
Yes BenC_1981, but what might be confusing is that, for instance, I have a HK Redbrick 30A ESC and it has UBEC printed on the shrink wrap. My new F-30 ESC's also have the same thing going on. It is confusing me as well. Opto, SBEC, No BEC, and UBEC. Glossary of terms is a definite must for the beginner. And then the exceptions must be observed :)
In use, there is no real difference. Most BEC are linear, so they waste the excess energy as heat, not too big a deal a 2s or 3s pack, but if you step up to a 4s or more pack, then you start making a lot of heat it he linear voltage regulator.
UBEC was originally a brand in itself (Ultimate BEC).
Do you need to have programmed this ESC before it will allow you to start the motor? If you don't programme it then by default are the factory settings not sufficient to allow the motor to work? I haven't programmed it yet and when I started it in working mode nothing happened. Is this normal???
No it is not normal and you don't have to "Flash" it with different firmware to use it. Certainly not for use on a fixed wing craft. But they aren't very good for multi rotor use without it. What are you using it with? I have had them fail right out of the box because of sloppy soldering but you would either hear and smell it if it burnt upon power up. Since I am unable to see how you have it hooked up, you had better give us some more info. You sure you have it wired right?
Im new to flashing and programming esc's. My question is, do/should I program esc with card after I flash esc? I've already flashed esc with simonK firmware and not sure if I also need to program it. Oh, this is for my tricopter build.
You cannot program with card after you have flashed with firmware. No going back either. Once flashed, its permanent bud. Besides its already miles ahead in terms of performance. Amongst other things, you need to calibrate ESC's with Tx and board. If you can think and type the question then somebody has probably uploaded a video tutorial for it. just google "ESC calibration with _____ board"
and see what you get OK? you'll be just fine. BTW without doing this you wont easily be able to arm or disarm etc., etc. Your almost there!!
excellent cheap ESC, exactly as described, easy to program with TX and very good throttle response. I'm using it with a 4200kv outrunner and 3s lipo with 64mm EDF, great setup!. thanks HK
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Picked this up a week or so ago the unit came in perfect condition. programming was not required as it worked configured out of the bag. it would be beneficial to have a detailed spec sheet on beep config packaged w eack hk unit sold rather than hunting online or waiting for someone to post. would buy or reco again
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I have bought this and receivied few days ago. It was well packed. I had 1 flight with it, and it was good. No problems occured during the flight. After flight it was barely hot. I recommend this esc, because it's possible to program, and it has good price/quality ratio. :)
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Good quality and well built, pre progged from box with generic settings, but easily programmed from TX.
Bang on the mark for a speed controller