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12-24-2008 12:36 AM  8 years agoPost 1
helirulz

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Im not sure what could have possibly gone wrong but a few days back I was setting up the servo horns on my servos to get +-11deg pitch on my Beam.

Everything was going fine for a minute or 2 when suddenly i hear my tail servo reinitializing. I looked at the LED status on my CC bec and true enough the green LED was going off intermittenly.
The next moment i saw a white plume of smoke rising from the ESC.

The red wire from the esc has been removed thus inactivating the internal bec and motor connections have been disconnected. No current should be flowing through the esc at that point it time but I have no idea why it smoked itself.

And the weirdest part was that it did not happen immediately upon connecting my battery pack, but only a minute or 2 later!

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01-07-2009 07:53 AM  8 years agoPost 2
naked painter

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Hi

Just a thought. Can you recall if you've removed the ESC plug? Do you think you've accidentally put the plug back into the socket the wrong way round?

JR type leads are different to the Futaba ones. JR Brown is Futaba's black I think.

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01-13-2009 01:56 AM  8 years agoPost 3
TaleGunner

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sound like the signal wire recieved power from the bec

CRASH! GLUE! REPEAT!
Spectra-G, Ion X-2

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01-20-2009 12:51 PM  8 years agoPost 4
naked painter

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Helirulz

Did you get to the bottom of your smoking ESC?

Mine (90amp) smoked itself after 8 flights!!

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01-20-2009 01:01 PM  8 years agoPost 5
helirulz

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I haven't been able to get into contact with Lucien Miller or Scorpion Precision Industries
I've tried contacting Lucien thru the "contact us" page on Innov8tive's webpage but I've had no reply since december

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01-21-2009 07:55 AM  8 years agoPost 6
naked painter

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Hi

Went back to the ailgn 100 amp. Got to last more than 8 flights!

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