Weird problem with new Castle Creations ESC

So the speed control wasn't "seeing" full throttle? I'll remember that. mk
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MK
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The thing that REALLY threw me off (until seeing #2 do the same thing), is the LED would light up nice and bright at full throttle when operating in the "normal" mode, just like it's supposed to, the transmitter was still set at the default 100%, so I thought "hey, it's seeing full throttle all right, the Phoenix 10 works, must be something wrong"............. Damn smart alec dad burned new fangled gadgets no how.....................
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CRaSH
Some things just dont come easy.
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jim breeyear
I have 2 phoenix speed controls and the LHS owner upgraded the software for me for free. It's set for auto lith mode now. Cool! mk
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MK
Neither did starting my $4.95 Thor engine. I paid more for 70 weight oil and gas than I did for it.
Red S. Getting older but hardly keeping up in the wiser department.
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Red Scholefield
What is auto lith mode?
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kodi946
I didnt think anyone knew what a thor engine was. Red did you read the black and white AHC when you were a kid? I am no expert but I do remember them.
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jim breeyear
My phoenix can now tell weather I have a 2 cell li-po or a 3 cell li-po plugged in and adjusts the cut-off voltage accordingly. mk
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Storm's Hamburgers
Can I do that with mine? I have a Phoenix 25 and the Phoenix link. I have updated my ESC with the latest software but I don't see how to do this. I can set the voltage or set a coustom voltage but I don't see an auto mode.
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kodi946
I watched James program this feature. After he upgraded the esc there were drop down menus fodr each of the settings that I recognized from manual programing. I think that "auto lith", or whetever it was called was at one end or the other of the menu. This might make a good post on it's own. I do not own the link to the computer. I'm sure someonw knows more. mk
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MK
Download the latest Phoenix-Link software from the CC site, Version 1.12 I think. The Auto-Lipo setting is in there....
PCPhill
----- Original Message ----- From: "kodi946" Newsgroups: rec.models.rc.air Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 8:09 PM Subject: Re: update
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PCPhill
1. 'motor on when xmtr off' problem reappeared day of maiden flight with the new 25..
2. Sameo, sameo - have to turn EPA up for program sequence to start. Also noticed RC Groups has threads reporting the same thing! Sent CC an email advising them, just in case they weren't aware, and still waiting for an answer..
3. Motor quit twice during maiden flights of a 15oz. bird, barely hafl throttle, maybe 2 or 3 amp, just getting things trimmed out, after 3 or 4 minutes on two fresh 3S 1500mah battery packs, with a new AXI 2212/26 motor turning a 11x4.7 prop on first flight, and 10x7 on second. 1st time it acted like just motor power, maybe cutoff hit (set @9), and after walking 50 yards out in the hay field, the motor/servos did have power. 2nd time, with fresh battery, 3-4 minutes and down again - this time everything totally dead, battery measured 11.5V while still plugged in, unplug battery, reconnect, and everything springs to life. Receiver is an Electron 6 that's worked perfect in two other airplanes (plus the no program & motor on problem also did their number on two other receivers).... Both batteries worked fine in another model the same day, without any charging. These are Kokam ~9 mo old, and I think just before they came out with a higher discharge rate - they want to go to their knees @6 amps, which is mediocre considering this motor can handle 12, but have no problem with my other models in the 4-5a range.. In fact with the two paralleled they do a pretty good job in a 35oz Pigi, never hitting cutoff pushing a PJS-1000. Cutoff could explain the first motor outage, but not the second. In the very near future I see a TP-2100 3S for this airplane, only one oz more than the Kokam's....
4. Brought airplane home, CUT open the glued fuse where ESC & receiver are (may have to change this aspect of the E-foamie Revolution design :) and all connections were tight and secure. Front of fuse is open for good ventalation to the ESC & battery BTW..
5. Sent email to first party vendor to check about returning for credit on a different brand ESC. IF I glue the fuse back together, there will NOT be a CC ESC in it!
Obviously there's many satisfied CC customers are out there, but I'm done spinning my wheels on this one - ain't no way I'd trust this thing again..
Just put this out for general triva information - take it, leave it, add to it... d:->))
Don
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CRaSH

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