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Motor won't stop

Old 06-27-2003, 02:54 PM
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I have a 400 speed motor, Electri Fly C-20 ESC and a 9.6 v 650 mAh NiMh battery that is 8 AAA's. When I connect the fully charged battery the motor runs very fast and does respond to commands from the transmitter. This set up was in another plane and the speed controller would respond but at that time I was mistakenly charging the battery with a receiver charger and never fully charging the battery (thus the reason why the first plane never flew well). Any suggestions?
Old 06-28-2003, 10:48 AM
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You obviously have the motor wired directly to the battery and not through the ESC. Check your entire wiring setup and if all else fails read the instructions that came with the ESC.
Old 06-28-2003, 12:31 PM
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No, the connection are made per the instructions. The setup used to work prior to the battery being fully charged, but the motor did not have much power.
Old 06-28-2003, 01:06 PM
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You haven't mentioned the radio you are using. If it is a Hitec then the ESC should be plugged into channel 3 (the throttle channel). Some radio's use channel 1 for throttle, whichever the case plug the ESC into the channel used for throttle. Make sure the throttle is off when you turn on the receiver, as a precaution remove the prop from the motor. If you are using the same style plug for the motor and the battery, another possibility is that you may have reversed the two and fried the ESC, thats why some people like Sermos connectors to be able to polarize them. Right now I don't know what else to check if you have it wired per instructions.
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I'm using a Hitec feather and the ESC is plugged into #3. I have also checked the throttle channel on the transmitter, reversed it, adjusted the ATV and trims to make sure that is not the problem. I am beginning to think the ESC must have fried. No chance that the battery is mismatched for this ESC? I would hate to fry a new one as well.

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