Programming ESC's as nicads even though they are lipo's

I read someone is programming their ESC's as if they were nicads even though they are running lipo's.  

Apparently the idea is when one does this, the ESC's will not shut down in a low voltage situation?

If this is true, it would appear to make sense.  I think I would rather the battery gradually shuts down even if it ruins the battery, as opposed to simply shutting down in mid air and potentially ruining many parts of the quad.

Of course the best thing to do is land before the voltage gets too low...but stuff happens :)

Any thoughts on this?  Maybe someone has already discussed this somewhere?

Are others really doing this?  Does it work?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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  • It seems to be the general setup, as even if you setup all the ESC's to shut down at the same voltage, variances in the electronics dictate that it will not happen that way.

    So setting to NiMh stops the shutdown and a LiPo alarm is usually added to sound an alarm or flash a light, or both, when the voltage gets too low. They are readily available from most LHS's.

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