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05-03-2018 04:12 AM  3 months agoPost 1
SkySurfer

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I’ve been out of the hobby for a few years. I’m wondering if CC ever got there speed controller issues resolved. I can’t afford the German brand. I’m considering using Jetti because I have a jetti radio witch is good for the telemetry. Any thoughts?

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05-03-2018 04:32 AM  3 months agoPost 2
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As far as the issues with the CC ESCs shorting out, I haven't seen anything negative on them since the introduction of the Edge version, and also nothing on the Ice2 version. To my knowledge, there is no telemetry feedback, except through the Edge's RPM value that can be read.

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05-03-2018 05:39 AM  3 months agoPost 3
InvertedDude

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I own 3 of castles ESC 2x90 and 1x 100 amps.

No problems, easy to program and governor speed.

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05-03-2018 01:01 PM  3 months agoPost 4
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Many people have gone to the Hobbywing/Align ESC's. The governor is really good.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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05-03-2018 01:53 PM  3 months agoPost 5
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You might look at Yge esc's..not too expensive but work very well.

I do a great decending funnel!

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05-03-2018 02:52 PM  3 months agoPost 6
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No issues with the current Castle line up of ESCs IMO. I have Ice2 160s, Edge 80, 120s, 160s in service on my helis, some for a significant amount of time. All have performed well. Castle governor is good, however there are others that are better. If you are a 3D wizard this could be an issue, for the common man no. A lot of people use the fbl governor so it is a mute point.

The combination of Castle Edge ESCs, MSH Brain and Jeti transmitters makes for a nice telemetry integration package.

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05-03-2018 04:29 PM  3 months agoPost 7
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pctomlin
A lot of people use the fbl governor so it is a mute point.
moot.

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05-03-2018 05:16 PM  3 months agoPost 8
ticedoff8

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I’m considering using Jetti because I have a jetti radio witch is good for the telemetry. Any thoughts?
As for the Castle ESC: They are now solid and do not spontaneously burst into flames.

And, the Castle Edge does have telemetry - it is called Castle Link Live.
It reports back in real time everything that is logged internally by the ESC (mA consumed, amps, RPM, main voltage in, main current in, FET temperatures and a bunch of other stuff).
It uses its throttle lead to send the data back to the flight controller.
The assumption is that the flight controller knows what to do with that data coming in on the throttle lead.

Right now, the MSH Brain 2 / iKON 2 both support reading and logging the CLL data stream.
I don't know of any other FBL gyro that can read it.

And, both MSH gyros use the Jeti receiver's bi-directional serial connection for the telemetry path to send the ESC's data and the gyro's data back to the transmitter.
Because it is bi-directional, you can actually do 99% of the gyro's setup and adjustments from the transmitter and also display real-time gyro data (like vibration analysis) on the transmitter's display

The nice feature is that by reading the ESC's real-time "mA consumed", you can set an alarm in the Jeti transmitter to alert with a voice warning and tones to tell you when it has reached the 80% point of the battery (IE: 5000mAh battery would be 4000mA consumed).
It is much better that a timer.

BTW: It is "Jeti" (not "jetti" )

I use the CC Edge HV 75 on my Goblin 380 and the CC Edge HV 160 on my Trex 600E.
I am 100% Brain 2 on all of my helis.
They all use the Spektrum telemetry to get the ESC's, gyro's and the receiver's data back to my DX9 transmitter.

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