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Hobby King Phoenix 2000 Glider has ESC Failure during flight

bmsweb

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This one didn't end badly but came pretty close!
Hobby King Phoenix 2000 Glider has ESC Failure during flight
 
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colorex

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OOOPS... Broken link. fixed link

To make a link correctly, write the "word" that will be linked on, select it, press the "link" button, and paste the http link. Or just press the "link" button and paste the http link.
 

colorex

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No I can only get it to work with the URL text there. I'm deleting it. I was just experimenting.

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That time it worked. I don't know what I did different. Before it was coming up as a local host but now it's going out as I wanted.

Regardless, I'm deleting my extra remarks that clutter up the thread.
I also removed a cluttery post. Oh, did I just add a new one? LOL
 

StoneKap

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Did the battery voltage drop too low causing a brownout?
I was on the edge of my seat when it started spiraling down! :eek:
 

bmsweb

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Did the battery voltage drop too low causing a brownout?
I was on the edge of my seat when it started spiraling down! :eek:
No the voltage was fine. I was using the standard ESC that came with the Phoenix from Hobby King. Basically the ESC couldn't handle the load from the Batteries and the Servos etc. So in flight it cut power to everything . . including the flight surfaces. If you listen when its coming in for a landing the ESC is still beeping away.
 

bmsweb

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I'm still very new to electric Models and I didn't expect the ESC to do what it did. On the Phoenix we now use a UBEC also. Basically if the Speed Controller for the Motor burns out I can't interrupt the power supplied to the Receiver and Servos. I think for bigger models its always going to be better to use a UBEC.

I haven't use the Plush ESC's as yet but yet the feedback has be extremely positive.
 

JimCR120

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I just bought a small 10A Plush that I haven't even fired up once yet. What is wrong with me? Actually I have a box of spare stuff that I haven't tried out. Talk about busy! So far, I've never burned up an ESC though I have lost one along with a whole plane from stupid flying on a much too windy day (there's a newbie tale for telling).
 

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bmsweb

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. . . Actually I have a box of spare stuff that I haven't tried out. Talk about busy!
That's funny, I could say the same about servos and Recievers! In one of my HK orders I has some more weight available in my order so I purchased 15 Servos lol I also have a whole heap of recievers left too
 
#16
yes, i had this problem with 2 Clouds Fly (AXN Floater jet) servo failures and two motors and esc's. I questioned them when i bought them but retailer said its fine!- should have seen his face when i returned them.