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Plush 25A ESC's for tricopter

#1
Hi Guys,

Is it possible to use 25A Plush Speed controllers for the Tricopter if they were bought at different times? I have 2 here but need another to complete the three needed for the tricopter, can this be done?
 

Tritium

Amateur Extra Class K5TWM
#2
I don't think It should not be a problem unless you intend to re-flash them and if Turnigy has changed the design which they sometimes do.

Thurmond
 
#3
wont be a problem as long as you calibrate all the speed controllers at start up with your transmitter so your esc knows the limits.
Do a search on how to calibrate an ESC, I'm sure someone out there will have a better explanation than what I can come up with on how to calibrate and ESC
 

Brian fred carr

Site Moderator
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#6
Okay this is probably one of those dont do it! things, what about a different Esc than the other two, ie, one 40A and 2 25A Esc's?
I would say thats a no no.....the different ampage I should imagine will have different resistance.......I should think you will be ok with the other older escs as long as you calibrate
 

colorex

Rotor Riot!
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#8
That is the drawback with multirotors. They must all use the same systems on each boom. Motors too make a difference in how the tricopter (doesn't) work.
 

nibnobsam

I like big leccy planes
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#9
You can use different ESCs, motors and propellers on a multirotor and the flight control should sort it out for you. Although it's still best for everything to be the same
 

colorex

Rotor Riot!
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#10
You can use different ESCs, motors and propellers on a multirotor and the flight control should sort it out for you. Although it's still best for everything to be the same
Though if you have a 750kv motor on one side and a 2000kv motor on another, I doubt it'll fly well.
 
#12
Okay this is probably one of those dont do it! things, what about a different Esc than the other two, ie, one 40A and 2 25A Esc's?
I don't think you can run 2 motors off the same esc, I tried it once and only one motor would spin at a time or both of them for about a second. The result was very erratic, maybe I was doing something wrong