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10-23-2006 05:32 PM  11 years agoPost 21
MrMel

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I actually switched all my heli's FROM deans to EC3's (same as Align, align makes then on licence from EC), those EC3 are so much nicer to connect, and they are rated 60amp continious.

http://www.readyheli.com/EFLAEC302_...p/eflaec302.htm

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10-23-2006 05:50 PM  11 years agoPost 22
jperch

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Casey,
Okay, so perhaps "throw it away" was a bit of an exageration. But I understood what he meant.

In fact, the Align 35 that came with my 450SE was traded straight across for a slightly used P35.

It looks like the ESC in your mod thread is the older style, correct? It looks like it is (was) completely covered with heatshrink. Mine looks more like a metal box with a heatsink attached and a bit of heatshrink at each end to hold things together.

I had heard that zip ties were out for mounting this. So far I have not mounted it at all (heli not yet flown). It is just being held by the motor wires. But my intentions are now to hold it in place with velcro or double stick tape.

I think I have my heli set up with +/- 10 degrees. I don't recall seeing the instructions recommend +/-9. But I will not be doing any hard 3d or anything for some time. So far all I have been able to get the nerve to do is hover with some slow movement side to side and back and forth.

Anyhow, thank you very much for the informative post. I may just go ahead and use this ESC after all. However, I am still going shopping for a P85HV just in case.

Joe

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10-23-2006 05:56 PM  11 years agoPost 23
Awamori

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Joe,
Mines Velcro and zip tied.......and flying great. I have the same ESC as you. I say go for it. Use a soft velcro strap like the ALIGN ones for a back up if you don't want to take any chances. The picture up above of my bird was taken in the middle of this thread. After 20 flights like it sits now. Call it luck, I don't know, but I'm not fixing what aint broke!

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10-23-2006 05:58 PM  11 years agoPost 24
caseyjholmes

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The ESC will do you good =)
I fried my first one probably by using tie wraps on it. JUst trying to help out After learning that was a bad idea, the esc worked very well. It will hold out great for noromal flyin' around and even some harder stuff.

+-12* works good on the one I modified without much heat at all after 5 mins on a 4200mah TP 15C lipo and 10T rig. The lipo and ESC are about 110 but the motor is up near 135-145*

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10-23-2006 06:08 PM  11 years agoPost 25
Awamori

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Casey,
I'm running +13/-13 and mine is barely warm. My collective management sucks. I might put some velcro around mine. After all it can't hurt. I have seen you fly and your definately pushing it harder than me. Thanks for all the info.

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10-23-2006 06:57 PM  11 years agoPost 26
jperch

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Alright guys, I think you have me sold. I will give the Align ESC a chance. But I will still be looking to pick up a used P85HV for backup. I just don't have to hurry and get one now.

BTW, I will be putting up a NIB P45HV on the for sale forum very soon. I bought it along with a Hacker A50-10S outrunner to convert a Raptor 30 to E-power. However, I bought the Trex 600 instead and sold the Raptor. So I have no need for these any longer. If anyone is interested, let me know.

Thanks for all the great info guys.

Joe

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10-23-2006 09:21 PM  11 years agoPost 27
EKIM

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What do you guys think of these? Good/Bad/overkill/etc???

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Product...rodID=SQB0125AM

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Product...rodId=SQB0080AM

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXLBY4&P=0

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXLBY5&P=0

I'm leaning towards the quark 80 right now. I have the quark 33 in my little rex and never had any problems with it. But I also hear that some people are pulling 90 amps with there 600s?

*******Mike********

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10-23-2006 09:25 PM  11 years agoPost 28
EKIM

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I also just noticed that if you go with the quark you are limited to 6s.

*******Mike********

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10-23-2006 09:35 PM  11 years agoPost 29
jperch

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Mike,
The Castle ESC's are what I was leaning towards if I do decide to replace the Align ESC. Normally, they are the only ESC's that I use. However, I would hope that the Phoenix 85HV would be sufficient. What I am not sure of is the HV necessary on 6S. I really wish that Castle, and other ESC makers, would classify their max input in terms of absolute voltage instead of a number of cells. At teh very least they could state both the number of NiCd/NiMH cells and the number of Lipoly cells. I noticed the Quark did just that. But Castle still seems to only list the max input in number of round cells.

Also note, if you do decide to go for the Phoenix 85HV, shop around for the lowest price you can find. Then go to Bishop Power products. He will beat any advertised price. I recently checked his web site. He only lists the P85HV as part of a combo that includes the USB programmer. I already have that so I only want the ESC. I emailed and asked him how much for just the ESC. He told me find the cheapest and he will beat it.

So far, the cheapest I have found is $179. Anybody found better?

Joe

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10-23-2006 09:44 PM  11 years agoPost 30
CRuzin

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Well, apparently I've got the newer Align ESC too. Now that I know there are people using it successfully, I guess I'll give it a try. I'll use double-sided tape and a velcro strap to keep it down. Still going to be major puckering going on when I fire it up for the first several flights though. Wait... "fire it up" isn't the right phrase!

Joe, if you get a CC ESC, I'd be interested in seeing how it works out for you.

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10-23-2006 10:03 PM  11 years agoPost 31
EKIM

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The kit I have has the old version esc which looks like a trex 450 esc only bigger. From all the stories I heard about torching the helis, I'd feel much more comfortable flying with a more fire resistant controller

*******Mike********

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10-23-2006 10:08 PM  11 years agoPost 32
CRuzin

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Have a pic of it somewhere? I want to make double-sure that I have the newer one.

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10-23-2006 11:36 PM  11 years agoPost 33
jperch

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If I understand correctly, the old one should look lke this:

http://www.align.com.tw/shop/produc...roducts_id=1162

Joe

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10-24-2006 02:05 AM  11 years agoPost 34
CRuzin

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OK. Well I definitely have the newer one. Good to know.

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10-24-2006 03:55 AM  11 years agoPost 35
EKIM

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Long Island New York

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here are some pics of the trex I bought. Pretty sure its an early release if someone can confirm it from the pics...

(Some in gallery too)

*******Mike********

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10-24-2006 04:40 AM  11 years agoPost 36
CRuzinrrApprentice - Austin, TX - USA - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Here's what my ESC looks like:

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10-24-2006 10:30 AM  11 years agoPost 37
Awamori

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Minot, ND

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EKIM,
You have the old ESC and grips. Pretty sure you can send those grips to ALIGN and they will send you some new ones. The ESC they wont take back unless something is wrong with it. So you know!

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10-24-2006 07:37 PM  11 years agoPost 38
EKIM

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Thanks! Do you know how I can reach Align?

*******Mike********

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