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Old Feb 12, 2011, 10:42 AM
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Align ESC programming for quad?

Is anyone using Align ESC's? I have some align 15 amp esc's and am wondering if I have programmed them correctly.
brake - disabled
timing - mid
battery protection - "mid" (lowest voltage cut off option)
aircraft - normal
throttle response - high
bec output - 5.0v (only using bec from 1 esc)

I notice the instructions don't really give any option to "calibrate" the esc, what are others doing I wonder? I have hovered my quad with these esc's and it seems to hover nicely, but I haven't had a chance to take it outside (20-50mph winds today)

Here is the pdf for the instructions if anyone is curious:
http://video.align.com.tw/mpeg/manua...E-BL15X_en.pdf
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 10:52 AM
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I'd say you have it pretty well dialed in if it's hovering well. Have you done the throttle calibration? Turn on your tx, run the throttle all the way up. Plug in your quad battery. Listen for the arming tone, then pull your throttle all the way down. I'd leave it be though if it's hovering now.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 10:55 AM
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Ok, cool. The method you described puts the esc's into programming mode, but perhaps part of the programming mode IS the calibration as you have to plug in the battery with full throttle, it makes a series of tones, then lower the throttle stick to full low, it makes some more tones, and then starts the programming process.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 11:11 AM
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I'd say you're good to go then. It's easy to make something a lot more complicated than it needs to be with these things.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 11:40 AM
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I'd say you're good to go then. It's easy to make something a lot more complicated than it needs to be with these things.
True...lol. The bad luck I have had so far with the castle creations stuff has made me paranoid!
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