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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:09 AM
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Help, question.... Crazy video!!

Just had my very first electric "lock up" ever.. Everything froze, camera, motor went immediately to full throttle. CRAZY VIDEO! After crash I noticed that my ESC was white hot. Could that have been the problem? Can a ESC be the blame for a freeze or is it solely the receiver? Thoughts?

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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:16 AM
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What kind of esc? Did you have a BEC?
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:18 AM
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Also, did your GoPro have the hard case on it? I been curious to how tough they are without the case. Looks like yous survived pretty well.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:19 AM
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How many Amps is the ESC rated for.
What motor are you using? KV?
What prop are you using?
How many servo's are you using? Digital?
What RX are you using?
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:23 AM
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If you listen real closely you can hear what sounds like the esc popping right after impact followed immediately by smoke.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:39 AM
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It was a Phonix35 I think, real old.. I've been using this ESC for a couple years on other platforms. The smoke was from the battery, ESC still works but heats up quick BAD just sitting with no throttle, BAD.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:41 AM
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No Case on the GOPRO, can ya believe it. Crazy hit! The basic question, I know the basics of a receiver and why it would lock-up, but can a ESC ever lock-up to produce a full throttle freeze?
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:42 AM
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Other platforms with the same motor and prop?

How many flights on this setup?
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:46 AM
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This was the maiden flight on this setup fastback. As you can see I was just trimming it out when it all went horribly wrong. Can over heat of a ESC ever be a reason for a total freeze? Never had one before.. I was using a FRSky receiver maybe?
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