RunRyder RC
 4  Topic Subscribe
WATCH  1 page 457 views POST REPLY
Hitec RCD ProModeler
Helicopter
e-
Align T-REX Electric Series
T-REX 700 › Align DS615 Servo
DennisH

Senior Heliman

Baton Rouge Louisiana USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

If a DS615 servo detects a problem, will it give off a warning beep?

I had trouble flying my 700 yesterday, I heard an alarm with was coming from the cyclic servo areas. The Helo would not spin up either.

I am getting ready to check it out and thought I would ask.

I am pulling out the rear cyclic servo as it definetly has gear problems. I will put a new gear kit in it and go from there.

The noise was no where near my Castle or Gyro, no blinking lights or anything.

Something I have never experienced before.

Dennis

02-06-2017 06:26 PM
PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
ticedoff8

Key Veteran

Morgan Hill, CA. USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The Align DS-615 servos do not beep
They do not have "intelligence" and they do not do a power on self test (POST)

If something is beeping, it isn't the servos.

Believe 1/2 of what you see and none of what you hear.
Fake News will be the downfall of our Republic!

02-08-2017 04:15 PM
PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
DennisH

Senior Heliman

Baton Rouge Louisiana USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

It has to be the ESC, maybe it's the way the ESC is positioned.

Dennis

02-08-2017 07:37 PM
PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
iyoy

Veteran

Bacolod City, Philippines

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Motor

Maybe the motor?

iyoy

02-09-2017 12:04 AM
PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
DennisH

Senior Heliman

Baton Rouge Louisiana USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Maybe the motor?
That's the area the beeps were coming from, the motor is right next to the servo's.

You might have a point, I just never heard of or know of an alarm beep warning on either.

But there were 4 of us trying to locate the source!

Had all of us baffled. None have heard that type of warning beep.

Dennis

02-09-2017 02:12 AM
PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
iyoy

Veteran

Bacolod City, Philippines

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Arming ESC

From what I know, When the ESC arms, the motor usually emits beeps. I could be wrong though.

iyoy

02-09-2017 02:35 AM
PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
DennisH

Senior Heliman

Baton Rouge Louisiana USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

From what I know, When the ESC arms, the motor usually emits beeps. I could be wrong though.
Yes it does, but these were continuous 6 beeps with a short pause that didn't quit.

Nor would the motor spool up.

Dennis

02-09-2017 09:00 AM
PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
iyoy

Veteran

Bacolod City, Philippines

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Motor beeping

Okay that happened to me on my TRex 550L. I have a Castle Talon 90 ESC and the stock Align RCM-BL730MX motor. I have a thread here somewhere. Basically, those beeps are signals from the ESC but emitted by the motor. In this case, the ESC senses the voltage of the battery and the six beeps represent '6S'. They are a pattern used for initializing, programming and arming the ESC. Read the manual of the ESC. It's a bit confusing but you should be able to figure it out eventually. You will need to set the throttle endpoints in your transmitter before you can get your motor to work. I have a Futaba T14SG and I watched a lot of YouTube and posting on RR before I sorted it out.

Here is my thread

https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t814863p1/

iyoy

02-09-2017 03:38 PM
PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
DennisH

Senior Heliman

Baton Rouge Louisiana USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The only thing, all was working and flying fine, then last Sunday I attempted to fly the Helo. This is when the continous beeps stared, plus it never spooled up. All batteries are good.

Dennis

02-09-2017 10:02 PM
PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
iyoy

Veteran

Bacolod City, Philippines

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Bind receiver

If you didn't touch anything yet, try to re bind your receiver. Otherwise, you might need to re initialize your ESC and set the throttle endpoints. It's not difficult to do. What transmitter do you have?

iyoy

02-09-2017 10:40 PM
PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
JuanRodriguez

Elite Veteran

The Villages, Florida

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Many people mistakenly think that the beeps they hear come from the ESC..... The beeps you hear come from the motor.....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

02-10-2017 12:14 AM
PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
iyoy

Veteran

Bacolod City, Philippines

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Juan

Many people mistakenly think that the beeps they hear come from the ESC..... The beeps you hear come from the motor.....
I think I learned this from your comment in my other post.

iyoy

02-10-2017 12:44 AM
PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
DennisH

Senior Heliman

Baton Rouge Louisiana USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

YOU ARE CORRECT, it's the MOTOR!

You can actually feel pulses in the motor when it's beeping.

Sometimes it's 1 beep, pause, then 3 beeps.

Next time it's 2 beeps, pause, 2 beeps

Another time it was: 1 beep, pause, then 3 beeps

I have search all over for an answer. I have reset, recalibrated, and anything else I could find that's related.

It was working great and Sunday I plugged it up and it started doing this.

I guess I will call Castle tomorrow.

It's a Castle Edge 120 HV

Dennis

02-10-2017 04:14 AM
PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
DennisH

Senior Heliman

Baton Rouge Louisiana USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I am somewhat embarrassed. I called Castle today and they were more than helpful.

He listened to the beeping alarm on the phone and knew where to check. The ESC was trying to communicate with the motor, but the motor was detecting full throttle!

Somewhere, somehow, the polarity was switched. I am not quite sure where, it could be the Skookum, or it could be my radio.

After reversing the throttle on the radio, and checking everything in the Castle, the motor will spool up now. All functions are operating normally, except the Skookum software.

But it's not right as my Skookum data switch now shows the throttle reversed! I have not figure out how to correct this.

I didn't make any adjustments other than to my throttle curve. The reverse switch is in a different area on the JR9503.

Now I have to figure out why the Skookum is now reading backwards. I was thinking about just starting up with a new model as it's really not that hard, but I would like to correct it through the Skookum 720 first.

Thanks, Dennis, and let me know if you have an idea of the new issue now.

02-10-2017 10:25 PM
PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
iyoy

Veteran

Bacolod City, Philippines

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Delete old model and start over.

This happened to me before and it turned out to be a good solution. Just delete the old model, create a new model and bind the receiver again before you start over. It is important to delete the old model from the transmitter memory.

iyoy

02-11-2017 02:36 AM
PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
DennisH

Senior Heliman

Baton Rouge Louisiana USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

This happened to me before and it turned out to be a good solution. Just delete the old model, create a new model and bind the receiver again before you start over. It is important to delete the old model from the transmitter memory.
Exactly what I have done.

Dennis

02-11-2017 08:31 AM
PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
ticedoff8

Key Veteran

Morgan Hill, CA. USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Better yet - get rid of the Skookum

They haven't kept pace with the state of FBL development and their customer support is nonexistent.

At one point, I had 3 SK520, 2 SK720 + GPS
I sold them all at a loss and bought MSH Brains

It could well the that the Skookum reversed the throttle channel. You were lucky the CC Edge has a fail-safe for that.

Believe 1/2 of what you see and none of what you hear.
Fake News will be the downfall of our Republic!

02-15-2017 11:43 PM
PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
DennisH

Senior Heliman

Baton Rouge Louisiana USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

They haven't kept pace with the state of FBL development and their customer support is nonexistent.
I can't quite state the above. I agree their heart is not in the 720's anymore, but they will try and help you if you have an issue.

I have a 720 being repaired by them as we speak, I do realize it might be a few months before I get it back.

Personally, I still like the Skookum's, but who knows what the future holds.

I will study the MSH Brain as one of my good friends just switch to this unit.

Dennis

02-16-2017 01:01 AM
PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
ticedoff8

Key Veteran

Morgan Hill, CA. USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I have a 720 being repaired by them as we speak, I do realize it might be a few months before I get it back.
If I had to wait a few months before I got my FBL back from repair, I would consider that "nonexistent" customer support.

Believe 1/2 of what you see and none of what you hear.
Fake News will be the downfall of our Republic!

02-17-2017 10:11 PM
PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
DennisH

Senior Heliman

Baton Rouge Louisiana USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

If I had to wait a few months before I got my FBL back from repair, I would consider that "nonexistent" customer support.
That's why I am studying other systems. I guess I will use them until there just not available any more.

02-17-2017 10:27 PM
PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
WATCH  1 page 457 views POST REPLY
Scorpion Power Hitec RCD
Helicopter
e-
Align T-REX Electric Series
T-REX 700 › Align DS615 Servo
 Print TOPIC Advertisers 

 4  Topic Subscribe

Tuesday, March 28 - 12:56 pm - Copyright © 2000-2017 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies