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    ESC programming

    I recently picked up a Caldera 10E. I am running the stock NiMH battery now as I am waiting for Lipo batteries to arrive. I am trying to program my ESC with a Hobby wing controller card. It works pretty easily, but on a couple of parameters I have some questions.

    1. On the punch control, it only goes up to 4. It supposedly goes up to a level 9. Is this because I am only running the NiMH battery? Does the ESC detect that?

    2. I can't get it to menu #12 (it only goes up to 11 and then restarts at 1) to set the lipo to automatic detection. Again is this because I am only running the NiMH battery currently?

    On a separate issue, there are times when I don't seem to get any throttle response. It seems that it occurs most often when the battery is running low, however the steering works just fine. Is this normal. Do I need to calibrate the radio and the receiver? Thanks.

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    RE: ESC programming


    ORIGINAL: jbain2

    I recently picked up a Caldera 10E. I am running the stock NiMH battery now as I am waiting for Lipo batteries to arrive. I am trying to program my ESC with a Hobby wing controller card. It works pretty easily, but on a couple of parameters I have some questions.

    1. On the punch control, it only goes up to 4. It supposedly goes up to a level 9. Is this because I am only running the NiMH battery? Does the ESC detect that?Â*Â*

    2. I can't get it to menu #12 (it only goes up to 11 and then restarts at 1) to set the lipo to automatic detection. Again is this because I am only running the NiMH battery currently?Â*

    On a separate issue, there are times when I don't seem to get any throttle response. It seems that it occurs most often when the battery is running low, however the steering works just fine. Is this normal. Do I need to calibrate the radio and the receiver? Thanks.Â*
    not sure on the punch control setting. it should go higher i believe. but i set mine on 4. If you set it high, it will just cause stripped spurs and diffs.

    As far as menu #12, the same card is used for more than one ezrun ESC. Thus, the #12 is for other ESC.

    Im assuming the ESC is in Lipo mode. Thus, when your nimh pack gets low, the esc cuts power to the motor.
    If you take it out of lipo mode, it will continue to run till there is no juice left in the battery.
    But since you will be getting lipos anyway, best to leave it in lipo mode.
    You will actually notice a 50% drop in speed when your lipos hit low voltage, then not long after you will have only steering and no throttle.
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    RE: ESC programming

    Idon't have a Lipo mode, but have set the battery cutoff to be 3.2V. Iheard though that the NiMHbatteries are best if run until completely discharged?Is that in fact true? Hopefully Ican get my Lipo's up and running shortly.

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    RE: ESC programming


    ORIGINAL: jbain2

    IÂ*don't have a Lipo mode, but have set the battery cutoff to be 3.2V. IÂ*heard though that the NiMHÂ*batteries are best if run until completely discharged?Â*Is that in fact true? Hopefully IÂ*can get my Lipo's up and running shortly.
    battery cutoff is what i meant by lipo mode.
    Today's nimh batteries dont have the memory effect the used to. older nimh packs needed to be run all the way down and then charged, other wise they would lose runtime each time they were used.
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    RE: ESC programming

    Great! Thanks. Sounds like Ihave the settings where they should be.


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