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Old 01-17-2004, 10:01 PM
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Default Superstar EP Select - Motor Help

After several false starts, I seem to have a model that has changed beyond the instructions - can not get the motor to run. The instructions describe a motor starting switch, but there isn't any. Is there a specific sequence or process of "turn-on"???? Does anyone have any information at hand?? I can try to get to the product support folks on Monday, but I'd like to proceed before that.

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Old 01-19-2004, 10:08 AM
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Bill,

I recall someone mentioning something about an addendum to the instructions regarding the motor control. There should be an extra sheet of paper somewhere in the paperwork, separate from the instruction booklet.

Normal arming procedure for a Great Planes electronic speed control is:
1. Turn on transmitter. Throttle off.
2. Turn on plane.
3. Wait 2 seconds.
4. Push throttle to full (stand clear of the prop, and secure the plane just in case).
5. Wait 2 seconds.
6. Return throttle to off.
7. Go flying.
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Old 01-19-2004, 09:54 PM
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I had the same problem, and Matt covered it pretty well, I just wanted to add a few details.

For mine, it has to be held at full throttle for more like 5 seconds(if the wing is off you should see a red light on the ESC start to blink) then you can go back to throttle off, and it should work. I donno what is with the starter button, cuz the directions talk about it, but its not there... Neways if that still doesn't work, make sure that your throttle control isn't reversed on your tx, that also happend to me. Good luck(although its monday night and you prolly got it working by now, hope that was helpfull.
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I think they changed out the ESC. Instead of having a custom ESC made for the plane, they discovered it would be cheaper to use one of their standard ESCs. The Great Planes ESCs don't have an arming button.
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Thanks for the information. It does work. Now, if they could ensure that the current plane has current instructions............

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