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02-09-2008 04:07 AM  10 years agoPost 1
nrad2000

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I have been flying the original swift with electron 55/70A esc and Airthunder 4s since last summer. Within the last month - when i fly for 1 minute, the swift would suddenly loose motor power and i find my self autoing for a brief moment until power picks up. I then can fly for another 7 minutes with no problems. This is not happening on every flight. only on some flights. I have over 200 charges on my battery - still running strong.

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02-09-2008 10:30 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Ronald Thomas

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Sounds like you have a motor or ESC problem. Is the ESC getting hot and shutting down? Maybe because of the BEC? Anything changed recently upgrade wise?....Ron

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02-09-2008 03:54 PM  10 years agoPost 3
nrad2000

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no upgrades - everything is same. esc has always been really warm after flight. should it be cold? my motor is hot. I have a 9 tooth, 550+, no BEC, electron 55/70 esc, and airthunder 2200mAh X 2.

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02-11-2008 10:33 AM  10 years agoPost 4
speedbmp

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I am having the same issue with my 80/100 electron ESC. New 6s batteries. thinkning that the ESC is starting to go. But mine recently has been every flight for the last 6 flights. I thought maybe it was the location of my reciever, not the case. I just flew 2 packs today and same thing. I have 12 flights on the Swift. Thinking of contacting Century. Maybe they have a issue with the ESC's that we don't know about.

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02-11-2008 03:35 PM  10 years agoPost 5
nrad2000

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my receiver is located right in front of the motor. I did give it a 2 inch gap. the receiver antenna comes out towards the motor and then moves towards the front. I noticed the antenna wire was really close to the motor and esc. I moved the antenna hoping that would solve the problem of this sudden loss of power.

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02-11-2008 04:34 PM  10 years agoPost 6
smittylube

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Look closely at your electronics.
What radio do you use? Flight pack or BEC?
When mine has done this it has been due to interference and or a bad/loose connection - then the radio looses signal for long enough to have to reset- that is when the throttle shuts off first.

Steve

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02-11-2008 04:48 PM  10 years agoPost 7
nrad2000

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I'm using JR xp6102 (tx), JR R700 (rx), Hitec HS-6965HB X 4, 2000mAh rx battery pack and electron 55/70 esc. I guess I'll try hand rattling the heli and see if it would cause a esc glitch - perhaps their is a loose wire. I'll keep it grounded for a while and check out the electronics. I don't think it's my radio - it's been flying flawlessly since last summer.

Can't wait till fathers day - been hinting for a new transmitter - JR 9303 2.4ghz. should be fun.

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02-12-2008 06:34 PM  10 years agoPost 8
smittylube

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I had one that would shut off the motor- the cause was the motor can rubbing. funny how it would only happen with a certain battery pack. then then one time it was my on/off switch wire connection. both causing just about the same result.

Steve

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02-12-2008 06:38 PM  10 years agoPost 9
oldfart

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Where is your receiver situated relative to the ESC.

Keep them as far from each other as you can.

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02-13-2008 01:12 AM  10 years agoPost 10
nrad2000

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Looking from nose in the esc is located on the right front pillar (if that makes any sense). And my receiver is located at the very nose of the tray and sitting on top of the receiver battery pack.

I just flew it right now - flying fine. I'm speculating it was the antenna wire too close to the motor or esc. I'll keep flying and see what happens. Or, it maybe something else.

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02-13-2008 02:20 AM  10 years agoPost 11
oldfart

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Yes, the antenna passing to close to the motor or the ESC will be the same as having the receiver too close to them.

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