Notices
Brushed/Brushless motors, speed controls, gear drives Discuss all aspects of brushless motors, brushed motors, speed controls (ESC's), gear drives and propellers in this forum.

Castle Creations Thunderbird 9 ESC Problem

Old 10-10-2005, 03:52 PM
  #1  
martinjpainter
Thread Starter
 
martinjpainter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: REDHILL, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 78
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Castle Creations Thunderbird 9 ESC Problem

Hi,

I have just had my Castle Creations Thunderbird 9 speed controller fail on me. It may be me asking too much of it, please advise.

The motor I am using is a [link=http://www.cyclonbrushless.com/cyclon.html]Micro Cyclon F3AI[/link].
The propeller is a [link=http://www.gwsus.com/english/product/propeller/propeller_eps.htm]GWS EP0843 (8"x4.3")[/link]
The pack is a Hi-Energy Li-Polymer (LiPo) 7.4v 800mA (Max Discharge of 5.6A)

The first flight was fine on a 3-cell LiPo (everything else was the same). The second flight, which was a week later with the above set up lasted about 20 seconds, before I lost ALL power (to the motor and to the receiver). Fortunately the model landed inverted without damage.

On inspection the speed controller had melted its heat shrink and de-soldered some chips.



I guess I may have asked too much of the ESC

Martin John Painter
www.mjp.co.uk
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Xv63580.jpg
Views:	10
Size:	87.5 KB
ID:	337185  
Old 10-10-2005, 04:42 PM
  #2  
martinjpainter
Thread Starter
 
martinjpainter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: REDHILL, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 78
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Castle Creations Thunderbird 9 ESC Problem

I have just noticed this [link=http://www.castlecreations.com/documents/Thunderbird-9%20Recall%20Notice.pdf]Technical Bulletin[/link]
Old 10-10-2005, 05:37 PM
  #3  
INeedHelp
Senior Member
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 504
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Castle Creations Thunderbird 9 ESC Problem

That is good to know, thanks.
Old 10-11-2005, 10:41 AM
  #4  
Shawn-Palmer
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Wellsville, KS,
Posts: 79
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Castle Creations Thunderbird 9 ESC Problem

Get that sent in Martin, and we'll get it replaced under warranty for you no problem.

Shawn

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.