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01-01-2010 01:08 AM  7 years agoPost 1
Dr.Ben

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FYI guys,

CC just released a new firmware version, 3.22. Autorotation set up and calibration are now much easier.

Happy New Year

Ben Minor

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01-01-2010 02:05 AM  7 years agoPost 2
stanc

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Dr. Ben
The newest is 3.23. I just downloaded it but haven't checked it out, what about it is different?

Stan
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01-01-2010 02:56 AM  7 years agoPost 3
Cameron

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http://www.castlecreations.com/down...rh-phoenix.html

3.11 Beta 12/29/09

Phoenix Ice/Phoenix Ice HV
  • Increased data logging duration by about 75%. Logged data is now compressed such that more data can fit in the confined logging space on the controller. As a result, maximum data logging duration is now approximate. Sitting in idle or other situations where the logged parameters are not quickly changing will significantly increase your data logging duration.
  • Changed the helicopter auto-rotation feature to make programming easier. (Setups that were working will sill work exactly as before) See below for details
  • Fixed issue where governor mode would lock in too early creating a large power pulse during spool-up
Phoenix HV
  • Made further improvements running out-runner style motors
  • Changed the helicopter auto-rotation feature to make programming easier. (Setups that were working will sill work exactly as before) See below for details
  • Fixed issue where governor mode would lock in too early creating a large power pulse during spool-up
Phoenix
  • Changed the helicopter auto-rotation feature to make programming easier. (Setups that were working will sill work exactly as before) See below for details
  • Fixed issue where governor mode would lock in too early creating a large power pulse during spool-up
NOTE: Auto-Rotation Setup Changes
In the new release the helicopter auto-rotation feature has been improved, however setups that were working before will still work in the same manner. The lower range or the -0- throttle has become more defined and with this you may have to recalibrate your throttle settings if your ESC will not arm. The auto-rotation feature has also been improved and the setup range has been expanded. With the new release the ESC will not arm if it is in a condition that could HARD START or start in the Auto-Recovery mode ( in prior releases the ESC could slow start the first time and hard start after the initial spool up). You will have to satisfy a -0- condition before the ESC will arm. The ESC must see -0- throttle to get to a soft start condition. The auto-rotation recovery mode is not in a range that can arm the ESC now.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1167012

Clintstone
3.11 throttle calibration and auto calibration for Helis

*** It is recomended to disengage the pinion from the main gear while testing***
Okay, first make sure you have the normal throttle curve set to 0 - 50 - 100......now bring the throttle Endpoints in to the center to shorten the travel as much as possible on the low stick and the High stick...now with the pinion disengaged from the main gear go to full throttle in normal and plug in the ESC... You should hear the beeps counting the cells...after the cells count up start increasing the travel of the endpoint until you get the beeps telling you that you have acquired full throttle setting I like to add 2 extra clicks here ( if you leave the stick in the acquired 100% throttle setting for 6 seconds you will hear a series of hard tones which clears the data logger) once you set the full throttle limit pull the stick down to the bottom and you will hear a beep when you pass the center stick... once you are full negative stick expand the lower endpoint until you hear the beeps that tell you the lower endpoint is set and the controller will arm ***CAUTION THE ESC IS ARMED SO UNPLUG IT***

The Auto-rotation is easy to set after this, you make sure it is enabled and then you go into the Castle link under the Throttle Tab...and set the Head Speed Change rate to 10 to 14...it is best to test this function while on the bench with the pinion disengaged from the main gear to make sure the setup is correct...I run mine in GOV set rpm and I run 0-0-0 in normal throttle curve, 70-70-70 in idle 1 and 100-100-100 in idle 2...after setting all of these parameters the ESC should arm in normal mode -0- throttle and should soft start when going into idle 1 it should stop when you flip into Normal and soft start when going back into Idle 1 or 2...now to calibrate the auto-rotation turn on throttle hold function and adjust the idle as high as it will go.... we will go from normal into Hold and the motor will spin , we will reduce the throttle setting in hold until the motor stops ( don't add clicks here as the window is not very big and you are in it ) now that the motor has stopped if we go from hold to idle 1 or 2 the heli will hard start or auto-recover which is adjusted by changing the Head Speed change rate in the Castle link....the lower the number the slower recovery ( I use 10-14 but I suggest experimenting on the bench to make sure everything is working and you can get a feel for the elapsed time to recover). The throttle curve uses a linear curve to recover the throttle. Once you hit hold and flip out of hold back into Idle 1 or 2 the heli will recover smoothly and quickly w/o going into soft start...caution if you auto down and land you must go into a -0- condition to be able to soft start...land in hold flip from hold to normal and normal into idle 1 or 2 for soft start.

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01-01-2010 02:58 AM  7 years agoPost 4
littleman

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when i updated the amount of logging i could store went from 25 mins to 44 mins. I like it!!
A.J.

Proud member of Teams Castle, MSH USA, Futaba, Scorpion, & Nick Maxwell Products

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01-01-2010 03:05 PM  7 years agoPost 5
stanc

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Cameron,
I think we're talking about two different things here, I believe Dr. Ben must have been talking about software not firmware. I didn't read his post close enough or my feeble mind wasn't working again when I made my post. Your right the 3.11 Beta is the latest.

Have you tried the Auto setup? I guess I'm still too chicken to try it.

Stan
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01-01-2010 05:36 PM  7 years agoPost 6
Cameron

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The new castle link software is 3.23 which basically supports the new firmware.

I have used the auto setup from previous firmwares and have successfully set it up but I do not think I would ever need to save myself from a bad auto attempt, I usually just go with it.

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01-01-2010 05:55 PM  7 years agoPost 7
Heli 770

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3.23 released date 12-29-09.

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01-01-2010 07:30 PM  7 years agoPost 8
littleman

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3.23 is the new CASTLE LINK SOFTWARE
3.11 is the new PHOENIX FIRMWARE
hope this clears up any confusion
A.J.

Proud member of Teams Castle, MSH USA, Futaba, Scorpion, & Nick Maxwell Products

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01-07-2010 03:09 AM  7 years agoPost 9
GM1

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New

Castle link 3.24
Firmware 3.20 beta

On a dog sled team, if you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.

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