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03-16-2015 03:20 AM  3 years agoPost 1
GBaker110583

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I'm upgrading my esc to the castle 160 and I'm trying to make it fit in the front nose of the heli. I can't seem to make it fit without having to grind out the front part of the nose so the resisted aren't being pushed out... has anyone else had to do this? Any help would greatly be appreciated.

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03-16-2015 04:11 AM  3 years agoPost 2
rcflyerheli

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If it is the Ice, it will fit without grinding, if it is the Edge, it won't fit on the side without grinding.

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03-17-2015 12:31 AM  3 years agoPost 3
NQNA

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Here are some pics of my installation.

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03-17-2015 04:25 AM  3 years agoPost 4
GBaker110583

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Thank you.

Now I am running into some other issues.. I got the motor installed late last night and I was trying to do a test spool up without the blades. The motor will not spin fast at all the head barely moves with the blades on. I am assuming that this has something to do with the settings in the esc. Can someone help me with what the settings should be? I am using the castle edge 160 HV esc and the scorpion 4525 520 kv ultimate edition.

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03-17-2015 10:26 AM  3 years agoPost 5
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Yes, I suspect that it is something wrong with your setup in the castle. You should go to the Castle website and download their Castle Link program and go through the appropriate steps of setting all the parameters inside the Edge.

You will need to tell the Edge the gear ratio of your heli, and you will need to set the endpoints so that the Edge knows the upper and lower limits of the throttle stick. They have guides for this process on their web page.

No matter what else you do until you are positive that you have things set up properly, get the blades off the heli while in the shop. Actually having the blades on and 12s powering the Edge in the shop is a really bad idea.

I learned a valuable lesson about having motor power on years ago on a 500 sized heli. I was just gonna run it up on the bench to check out something, and the blades sucked a 4 ft by six ft sheet of plans off the wall behind the bench and shredded them so fine, I am still finding scraps of the plans in nooks and crannies 4 years later. Shops and full motor voltage are a bad combo with the blades on the heli.

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03-17-2015 01:40 PM  3 years agoPost 6
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Thank you for the help. I looked up the settings and the timing and motor direction were off. I calibrated the end points before the initiative test..

And oh yes the mains are off right now. In fact the tail is off right now as well. With the power of these machines it's always better to be safe even if you feel like you're taking redundant measures. I treat my helis like I treat my guns...

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03-17-2015 01:43 PM  3 years agoPost 7
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Yes, tail blades also, and paddles if it is a flybar bird.

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