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ESC Burn Out

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Woods Dec 17, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi everyone, I just flew my new quad today quite successfully, however, the CG is off and it doesn't have proper landing gear so when I set down it tilted and one of the rotors got caught in the…Continue

 

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Alex Woods replied to Alex Woods's discussion ESC Burn Out
"So, after looking through the manual for these motors I found out that they are rated for 40A speed controllers. Why would the DIYDrones store sell these with 20A ESC's then?? They literally sell these as a kit..."
Dec 17, 2012
Bradley J Carr replied to Alex Woods's discussion ESC Burn Out
"Alex I had the same thing happen when I had to land in a wheat feild.  When that grass catches it, there is a extreme amount of current, and for that split second is all it would take to burn it out.  To check the ESC hook it up to its own…"
Dec 14, 2012
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ESC Burn Out

Hi everyone, I just flew my new quad today quite successfully, however, the CG is off and it doesn't have proper landing gear so when I set down it tilted and one of the rotors got caught in the grass while trying to spin. I throttled down as fast as I could, but it the ESC has burnt out. The motor no longer responds, and it doesn't seem to initialize when I turn the APM on (no beeps at all). On my other quad, my tri and all the other aircrafts I've flown I have never experienced this…See More
Dec 14, 2012

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Interested in dynamic control of unstable platforms such as tricopters, quadcopters, etc.
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