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02-09-2006 03:02 PM  12 years agoPost 1
coptereddie

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Folks:

Is the CC 80 plug and play - if not, what suggestions are good in programming for the swift.

Config:

Swift w/
NEU Ork 1907
CC PHX 80
Futaba 3151's
Tanic 6S1P 3650 ( or 2 Duralite evo 3 cell in series)
Futaba 401 w/ 9254
Rotortech main and tail blades

Thanks for all your responses.

copE

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02-09-2006 03:57 PM  12 years agoPost 2
SRH990

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It's not plug and play as it has many variable settings, the defaults usually being those you don't want for a heli! You can download the instructions from Castle Creations website but if you're going to buy more CC speed controllers then the PH-X link is worthwhile as you can program the ESC via the USB port on a PC, the alternative is lots of stick movement to program.

You may get many suggestions for the P80 setup, my preference would be: -

Cut Off Voltage - 4V
Current limiting - Disabled
Brake type - Disabled
Throttle Type - not sure with this motor
Electronic Timing Advance - Standard advance (default)
Cut Off Type - soft cutoff
Soft Start - soft start (default)
PWM - Option 1 (default)

These don't protect the speed controller or battery but means you shouldn't have a motor cut in flight plus it's fairly obvious when voltage is dropping and I'm a firm believer in timing flights & checking the amount of mAh's that go back in.

Don't forget to remove the red wire from the ESC plug into the receiver and run a seperate battery pack or seperate UBEC as 5S is well outside the ESC's BEC capability.

Steve -Trex 700N, Trex 600N, Raptor 550E, 450SE, Mini Titan, Logo 5003D, Beam E4

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02-10-2006 02:47 PM  12 years agoPost 3
coptereddie

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Thanks Steve...

I ordered the USB link today. I appreciate your response...


copE

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02-10-2006 03:05 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Pistol Pete

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As i'm using a tango 45-10 motor...here's my setup in the order to which to program.(I had called tech support at CC and YES, they told me to cut middle signal wire...also in manual...but I removed and taped) If you use 6s batt to program before cutting wire, it will melt shrink wrap in a specific spot due to heat dissipation.

1
5
5
3
2
2
2
2

I did not purchase USB as stick programming was cinch...only 8 settings.

I have same lipo as you...I'm also using a 1100 nic batt for electronics.

Best of luck!

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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02-10-2006 11:10 PM  12 years agoPost 5
SRH990

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I would recommend not cutting the middle wire as all three are needed for USB progamming & firmware updating, I just ease the plastic retaining clip up and pull the centre wire & pin out, taping it back so it's still useable. I did think about fitting a switch but that's probably going too far

Steve -Trex 700N, Trex 600N, Raptor 550E, 450SE, Mini Titan, Logo 5003D, Beam E4

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02-11-2006 12:26 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Rob_T

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If you have cut the wire already, you can still use the USB programmer if you attach a battery to the ESC.

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02-11-2006 03:40 AM  12 years agoPost 7
coptereddie

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Thanks guys...

I ordered the PHX-LINK - I will wait until it gets here on Monday...

Will be snow here tomorrow anyway.

Will let you know if a "snag" occurs

copE

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02-11-2006 10:22 PM  12 years agoPost 8
SRH990

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Rob,
thanks for that info, reprogrammed mine with a pack connected today - much easier!

Steve -Trex 700N, Trex 600N, Raptor 550E, 450SE, Mini Titan, Logo 5003D, Beam E4

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