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07-24-2012 09:38 AM  8 years ago
T-rexn8

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I have had good luck with Castle HV ESC's over the years (lots of the old HV controllers), however it's just so much easier to use a Jive. I don't want to burn a heli before I switch.Xxtreme 800, TDR, 700E DFC, Mini Protos, T-450 DFC, Blade 130x, mcpx, nano
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10-08-2012 08:12 PM  8 years ago
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If this is what's causing a lot of them to fail. Would it not be an easy fix? Grid the sides down so the Heatsink will touch the Fetts, and apply a proper layer of Insulation between the sides and the -/+ post?
I might pick up 60/75A somewhere and fix it myself for my 500.
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10-09-2012 12:35 PM  8 years ago
Taipan

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This design is an epic fail. I know of two controllers that the anodizing failed to insulate the heatsink. Wasn't surprised when a lipo was plugged into one of them the connector vaporized with a huge bang.
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10-09-2012 02:27 PM  8 years ago
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As popular as Castle Creations ESCs are this should be a sticky at the top of the Main Page. For every one to see who visits RR.
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10-13-2012 08:22 AM  8 years ago
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OMG... seeing this gives me the chills! After just loosing my 550 on its 3rd flight due to an align speed control BB-Q that burned up all my electronics and well as crashing my heli. Total loss. I bought a ICE 100 to replace it thinking that would be the fix all. I am not happy seeing this. WTF are these guys thinking? I own a CNC machine shop and work with anodized parts with electronics almost everyday. It blows my mind they rely on something .001 thick to be an insulator for a high vibration / high current application. I think I am gonna look into making a real heatsink for this esc line. The FETs On the one side are totally sitting in the air on my ICE100. The other side on the heatsink appears to be glued in place with thermal epoxy. The problem is that side looks like its touching the bars as well. Have to figure out how to remove this heatsink without destroying it. Man this really pisses me off! Tired of being a beta tester in this hobby! This is as stupid as it gets!



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10-13-2012 06:23 PM  8 years ago
T-rexn8

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I'm with Taipan

EPIC FAIL
Xxtreme 800, TDR, 700E DFC, Mini Protos, T-450 DFC, Blade 130x, mcpx, nano
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