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08-23-2008 07:27 PM  12 years ago
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BOB WHO?

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Problems programming the phoenix 10 esc for DD tail
I finally installed the Feigao bl tail motor and a Phoenix 10 esc. This ecs is more sophisticated that I am and I can't even get into the programming mode. I tried both with and without leaving the power connected to the main motor esc (thunderbird 18) but the Phoenix 10 will not enter the program mode. I am following the directions. I want to disable the brake and set the start to 'fast'. I tried flying the heli in the default modes and the tail motor cuts off shortly after spool up and on the bench the tail motor will not run in stunt mode. I have a DX7 with an ar6100 rx. Any ideas? Don't want to wait til Monday to call Castle Creations.
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Bob
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08-23-2008 08:38 PM  12 years ago
copperclad

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hi
have you tried plugging it into the throttle channel to program it , HTH , dana
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08-23-2008 08:52 PM  12 years ago
stebe

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I plug mine in to the throttle channel when I want to program it. Or if you still have your 3 in 1 and original radio you can use that for programming

I would also disable the low voltage cut off or move it as low as you can. If you don't when the main motor starts to draw too much power your tail will cut out thinking the battery is almost dead.
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08-24-2008 05:06 PM  12 years ago
BOB WHO?

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Thank You guys! I'll try plugging it into the throttle ch to program and disable the low voltage cutoff. Sounds like what you described stebe.

Bob
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08-25-2008 07:12 PM  12 years ago
JetMech100

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I'm not sure what your total setup is on your cp but I have a phoenix 10 and a medusa tail motor and it was plug and play for me. I'm sure you already know this but since you are using 2 speed controls the center pin coming from your tail speed control to your gyro will have to be disconnected(I'm using a 401 gyro). Don't know if this helps but good luck with your setupThat which doesn't kill us only cost us money.
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08-25-2008 07:40 PM  12 years ago
tutelar-rc

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One of the reasons I purchased the Castle Link Software - works on all their products, including their BECs...
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08-28-2008 12:10 PM  12 years ago
BOB WHO?

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Thanks JetMech and tutelar
I called Castle on Monday. All I could do with their system is leave a message for a technician to call me back (which the recorded message said would be the next day). I have not heard back from them yet. JetMech I did disconnect the positive (red) wire from the connector to the gyro. As I already said, with the default settings for this esc the tail motor cuts off after 30 seconds or so.
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08-28-2008 12:22 PM  12 years ago
copperclad

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hi
i unhook one of the red leads when running two ESC's with BEC's also

remember you will need to hook the red lead back into the ESC to program it

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08-28-2008 01:59 PM  12 years ago
tutelar-rc

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I had the same problem - until I disabled the low voltage cutoff. That should fix your problem (I just went to the 4.0V Cutoff).

You will not be able to program it with the red wire disconnected...
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08-29-2008 03:07 AM  12 years ago
BOB WHO?

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Problem solved Gentlemen! Thanks to all who said essentially the same thing. Now this little heli will finally fly to it's full potential.
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