DKNguyen do you own either Innovator?
The ICS main control unit includes a built-in heading lock gyro, a 2.4 GHz spread spectrum receiver, digital servo amplifiers, and speed control with built-in governor.
The main control CPU collects all control and sensor information. The Inno has a 3 IN 1 SERVO UNIT which combines together with elevator, rudder and collective pitch servo. The digital type servo amplifiers are all mounted on the main printed circuit board that also houses the gyro and electronic speed controller (ESC) and receiver. The cyclic or aileron servo mechanics is house together with the collective pitch control arm assembly.
Plus it's all combined to provide it's own Data logger, the PC software analyzes the data recorded on the onboard control device during the flight and displays the data in a graph, like output voltage of the battery for respective periods, monitor the battery voltage and main rotor rpm for respective batteries, current, temperature, and change of recorded data.
So, to simply say Change the ESC or RX, you might as well say - Buy another Heli......
A special 3S Li-Po battery is packaged inside a thin shell, light plastic hard case. Every battery pack has an exclusive ID corresponding to INNOVATOR helicopter. A valid ID is required to start the helicopter motor. A built-in temperature sensor in the battery pack measures feeds back battery condition to the smart monitor in each pack for recording and analysis. It can record voltage, current, temperature and usage time.
That part is BS. Change the ESC or RX (or whatever is responsible for ID checking) out of that thing so you can use normal batteries. It's like MGS4.
If you get a good ESC or datalogger it'll do all that stuff for you anyways.
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