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Old Dec 03, 2012, 01:07 PM
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ICE controller settings for F5B using "big ramps"

Castle Creations has made a major improvement to how the throttle responds to ramps in software version 4.02. When using throttle ramps or curves the previous versions had a pronounced step close to full throttle. The newest versions produce a nice smooth current increase that follows the throttle command quite well. See the attached plot from the controller log file. Here are the controller settings that I have been using that work well:


################################################## #####
# Castle Link Data File
# Created: Monday, December 03, 2012
# Do Not Edit This File By Hand
################################################## #####

Brake Delay: No Delay
Brake Ramp: Immediate (*)
Motor Start Power: 59
Direction: Forward (*)
Brake Strength: 100
Current Limiting: Disabled
BEC Voltage: 5
Power-On Beep: Enabled (*)
Motor Timing: 0
Data Log Enabled: 255
Vehicle Type: Airplane
Throttle Type: Fixed-Endpoints
Throttle Response: 10
Cutoff Voltage: (set to lowest)
Auto-Lipo Volts/Cell: 3.2 Volts/Cell (*)
PWM Rate: 24 Khz
Sample Frequency: 10 Sample / Sec (*)
Voltage Cutoff Type: Soft Cutoff (*)
Current Cutoff Type: Soft Cutoff (*)
Link Live Enable: Disabled (*)
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