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Old Jun 13, 2012, 07:05 AM
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Oh for the luvva........
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Originally Posted by ajbaker View Post
No. I am not picking on you. I did not want that guy to spend any length of time on something that is not possible.
1. Not possible. You cannot program motor direction with a radio.

AJ
1. Yes you can.

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Originally Posted by ajbaker View Post
In the first quote, you answered his question (incorrectly as we know now).
...AJ
2. No he didn't (as you'll soon know).

FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE OWNER'S MANUAL FOR THE HOBBY KING 'BLUE' SERIES OF ESC's, WHICH THE BIXLER/SKYSURFER USES THE 20A MODEL:

First off, there's only 3 elements that are programmable thru this ESC:
1- Battery Type
2- Brake On/Off
3- Direction of Motor Spin

These all most assuredly CAN be programmed with a properly bound transmitter.
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INSTRUCTIONS:
• Start with the motor battery unplugged and the Transmitter ON.
ATTENTION LIPO FLIERS - Always follow your battery brand's safety recommendations.
Your H.King ESC is set at the factory to use a 3.0 volt per cell cutoff voltage.
• Move throttle stick on full throttle (up) position first.
• Turn on transmitter.
• Connect the H.King ESC to a battery pack.
• You should hear the 1st multi-tone ring upon plug in, and the battery count in beeps if set for Auto-Lipo.
• After 2 seconds, you should hear a second multi-tone ring, indicating the ESC sees full throttle.
• Move throttle stick down to the middle position, and you will hear another ring.
• Move throttle stick back to the top position, and you will hear another ring.
• Move throttle stick to the middle position again - you will hear 4 rings all in a row.
YOU ARE NOW IN PROGRAMMING MODE.

Then the H.King ESC will make a single beep that repeats. This is setting question #1 - What battery type?
• For Lithium Polymer type batteries (default setting), move the stick up to full throttle and wait for the rapid beeps
• For NiCad and NiMH type batteries, move the stick to low/off throttle and wait for the rapid beeps.
• The rapid beeps tell you that the controller has now stored that answer in its memory .

You can now move the stick back to the middle position for question #2 - Brake ON or OFF.
• The H.King ESC should start beeping two repeating beeps. This is setting for question #2 - Brake ON or OFF?
• For Brake ON move the stick to full throttle, and wait for the rapid beeps.
• For Brake OFF (default setting), move the stick to low/off throttle, and wait for the rapid beeps.
• The rapid beeps tell you that the controller has now stored that answer in its memory.

You can now move the stick back to the middle position for question #3 - ROTATION DIRECTION
• The H.King ESC will start beeping three repeating beeps. This is setting question #3 - Rotation Direction?
• For rotation forward (default setting), move the stick to full throttle, and wait for the rapid beeps.
• For rotation reversed, move the stick to low/off throttle, and wait for the rapid beeps.
• The rapid beeps tell you that the controller has now stored that answer in its memory.

After the last setting is made, the controller will exit programming mode, and will arm when the
throttle is in the low position.

WARNING - FROM NOW ON SPEED CONTROLLER IS ARMED AND ANY THROTTLE STICK MOVEMENT WILL MAKE THE MOTOR START!
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Finally - There have been many questions asked about the SS/Bix ESC (which, note the Bixler no longer supplies an ESC with their ARF sales - something else I haven't seen mentioned, representing a cost increase for those) which for some reason or other either get ignored or wrongfully answered (guessed at) or the subject gets changed. Above, you have THE GOSPEL re these ESCs. I advise all with interest &/or short memories to copy it and save to your hard drive for once & for all, so you'll have it for future reference.

And I'll leave the oft-cited "apologies in order" for responsible parties to decide.
Have a nice eternity.
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