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06-07-2012 06:53 PM  5 years agoPost 1
daletheman3

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Smithville Mo.

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I was trying to program my Jive 120 HV this morning and thought I was in programming mode. Went to advance stick and she spooled. I grabbed the mains and motor was loaded for under 2 seconds before shut down. Now I plug in and get nothing at all. No lights, no sounds, no power from BEC. Tried using external pack to RX with red lead removed and still nothing. Unit was not hot or anything.

Have I killed it? Or is there something else I am supposed to do to reset?

Thanks.

YES I know I should have had the mains off or the pinion undone but I did not...

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06-07-2012 08:48 PM  5 years agoPost 2
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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Sounds to me like it will not initialize because of throttle setting in TX. What made it spool up in the first place?

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06-07-2012 09:04 PM  5 years agoPost 3
daletheman3

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Smithville Mo.

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I had the jumper in, then pulled it. I picked up my tx waiting for the tones to tell me I was in program mode and bumped the throttle stick, then she spooled up.

Now it does nothing, no lights, no tones, nothing.

The motor was not under load for more than an instant. And yes I have tried another motor also.

If this is the "bulletproof" ESC that everyone raves about, I am not impressed at all.

Sorry, just venting...

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06-07-2012 09:09 PM  5 years agoPost 4
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Plano, Texas

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You should get an error code flash if it is broken. I agree to check the throttle endpoints. Have you seen MrMel's video on how to set up Kontronik?

Watch at YouTube

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06-07-2012 09:39 PM  5 years agoPost 5
daletheman3

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Smithville Mo.

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That was the video that I was following when trying to program. I cant get anything out of it including any BEC output to power up my RX. So I tried using a 5 cell RX pack to power the RX (pulled the red wire to the esc from the RX) still nothing. When I plug in the batts, I do get a spark that it is energizing the caps, but nothing else at all. Batts are fully charged also (rechecked).

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06-07-2012 09:55 PM  5 years agoPost 6
haq0901

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Miami, FL USA

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What about the flashing error codes on the ESC itself?

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06-08-2012 12:27 AM  5 years agoPost 7
aviatorflyer

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Belmont , Oh USA

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Just went thru no lights on 120 on setup. With your throttle on your transmitter down to idle turn your throttle trim down all the way. If that lets the ESC light come on you need to turn your low end throttle end point down to -110 & fine tune it from there.

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06-08-2012 04:44 AM  5 years agoPost 8
daletheman3

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Smithville Mo.

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It will not respond to anything. The BEC will not put out any power to power up the RX system. So I tried hooking up a 5 cell pack to the RX and pulled out the red wire on the control cable to the ESC, nothing. It is fully dead. I guess my question is, should it reset on its own or is there some kind of secret thing to do (cross this pin with another while saying the name backwards??? ) to get it to spring back to life?

At this point I am ready to just get rid of it and go with a Castle, at least with it, I can take it to the repair station and read a real english manual.

Anyone with a receipt wanna buy this one for a steal and send in for repair to have another one?

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06-08-2012 05:58 AM  5 years agoPost 9
haq0901

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Miami, FL USA

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One more time
Just want to confirm 2 things...
1) After said spark upon lipo connection, Does the LED blink or stay solid on ESC(which should always blink an error code "atleast" if things aren't normal)?? This detail get help us give you a better response to your question.

2) If you connected a seperate battery to your RX and tried to power your servos and nothing happened(if understood correctly) You seemed to have fried your electric equipment as far as servos and gyro....

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06-08-2012 06:24 AM  5 years agoPost 10
daletheman3

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Smithville Mo.

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When I power the ESC nothing happens, no tones, no LED (blink or constant).
When I power my RX/Gyro with a separate pack, the servos work fine, I was referring to the ESC not responding at all. Sorry I did not clarify that.

I wish it would at least blink a code or something, but it does nothing at all. That is the reason I was asking if there was some kind of special thing to do to bring it back to life.

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06-08-2012 06:40 AM  5 years agoPost 11
haq0901

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Miami, FL USA

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All the tests should be done with your radio on and throttle trim all the way down also to be certain...
But it sounds to me like you have a dead ESC.

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06-08-2012 07:44 AM  5 years agoPost 12
daletheman3

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Smithville Mo.

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Will try the endpoint change and such to be certain. Thanks for the help, I do appreciate it.

Anyone know how much one of these things are to fix? Ballpark idea? I know every case is different, just trying to figure out what is easier on the wallet.

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