Put together a new E-foamie Revolution with AXI motor, and Castle Creations
Phoenix-25 ESC, all new, with a Electron 6 receiver that had been working
Got to the smoke test phase of applying power, and everything seemed to be
working for servos, throttle, etc..
Tried going to program mode with the ESC by starting with throttle at max,
then hooking up battery to the airplane, and the ESC led is supposed to
blink/beep once, then go to program mode. I have a Phoenix-10 that does
this perfectly, so I know what to expect. The 25 led blinks rapidly
forever, until the throttle is turned down, then it goes into "normal"
operation, without ever entering program mode.
THEN you have about a 50/50 chance that the motor is switched ON when the
transmitter is switched OFF (throttle at min as in normal operation). Turn
the transmitter back ON, the motor goes OFF, and it may do this two or three
cycles in a row before the motor stays OFF with the transmitter OFF.
I returned it to Castle Creations (they're about 1,200 miles closer than the
retail vendor) Monday with a full explanation, and got it back Saturday,
priority mail, and I thought - Wow, great service!
Until I saw it was the same item I sent them, and it had the same problems.
I hooked it up to a second Electron 6 receiver in another airplane, same
problem - never enters setup, and erratic results with motor ON when
transmitter switched OFF....
It's going back tomorrow.......
Anyone else seen anything like this with Castle Creation and/or Electron 6
- posted 17 years ago