Hi Rob..thanx for the response.
It became obvious real quick after cooking the small connector and wires that were spliced onto the ESC bat. wires, that connected to the battery, that something was not cosher...and yeah, the jst and wires came with the kit. It is the same wire size that is on the Blade CP....
Anyhoo, I changed them out, and that solved the burning wire problem, but it seemed to have just moved it back to the control, or motor. Will know tomorrow when I check the motor....maybe I can find someone who has the equipment to test the ESC.
Have sent an e-mail to rc-expert, hope they can help.
Going to put myself to sleep with the transmitter instruction manual now.
The classic Bird 'o Time...lots of guys up here have cut their wings with that thing. I've had my share of the two meter and standard birds, but when x-country started (S.O.A.R. in Chicago) I was hooked. Sixteen foot or plus monsters are my bag.
X-C seems to be overshaddowed by the electric cult now, (plus a lot of the gang don't want to chase chutes or sailplanes any more) but to me there is nothing nicer than bare-foot on 200 acres of Kentucky Bluegrass sod, just after sun-up, and launching until the thermals kick in....my drug.!!!!
Best wishes with the contest, let's hear how you did.
Sore neck, looking up at the learning curve, wishing it was my heli..