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11-14-2005 12:26 AM  12 years agoPost 1
stealth916

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Rocklin, CA

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I wrote a couple of months ago about a problem with my CC35. Sometimes it just doesn't make the happy sound when I plug it in - instead the light just blinks.

I used to spin the motor by hand, and just plug & unplug until it would work.

Now I finally know what it takes to make it work: I must heat the ESC up with a hair dryer.

If I do that - it will arm EVERY SINGLE TIME on the first try.

Of course this problem started happening when it got cooler here in NorCal.

I am not sure if the motor (Align 400S) or ESC is causing the problem, and I don't have another motor laying around to try.

Any throughts? It kinda sucks because I have to be near a heat source to fly :-( F'ing lame....

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11-14-2005 12:44 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Professor Fate

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Sounds to me there's a bad connection some where. When you apply heat the circuits and or circuit board they will grow a little and then make a connection (AKA) bad solder joint or the plug between the two circuit boards. I'd send it back to CC and have them fix it.

Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine

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11-14-2005 12:44 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Ben-T-Spindle

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You must have a bad ESC – send it in and CC will probably give you a new one. Last winter I was flying at 15F (very cold for me) with no ESC problems.

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... BTS

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11-14-2005 01:24 AM  12 years agoPost 4
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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Stall out a couple of servos -- that ought to heat up the BEC right away and warm up the rest of the guts....

Sounds like something went south in your CC. I was test flying my T-Rex last January when it was about 9 degrees outside. Brrrrr, thumbs didn't work to well, but the ESC worked fine. Time to send it off to Castle and see if they can work magic. Maybe yours will be the one they use to finally sort out a governor mode that works!

Dave

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11-14-2005 01:33 AM  12 years agoPost 5
stealth916

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Yeah it will be going back to Castle I guess. It isn't too cold here - only about 50-60F. But that is enough to do it. I know these things are flown at near zero by many people, so figured mine must be bad.

I was also thinking about the heat expansion causing something to finally make contact.

Anyhow, my preflight may be the strangest you have ever seen...

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11-14-2005 01:43 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Professor Fate

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You are lucky you didn't get hurt by it. You sure it has a motor in it and not a Gerbil running in a treadmill.

Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine

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11-14-2005 08:22 AM  12 years agoPost 7
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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I know these things are flown at near zero by many people,
Try like -15 degrees, lol. Flying at or near zero and yes below,,,, is not an issue. Only your hands and body will want to give in several times. Up north we have to no choice.........now thats dedication!!!!

Looking outside at the moment, snow is blowing and the temp is around 25-30 ish...... and dropping by the days......

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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