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Old Jul 22, 2015, 09:43 PM
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Plush 100amp Faulty?

Not sure what to make of this? ESC seems to arm correctly, but then goes into a self destruct sequence and will not power the motor?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js2wg5ZA8yU
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Old Jul 23, 2015, 07:19 AM
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The video link you included is private. Can't help much.
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Old Jul 23, 2015, 08:34 AM
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... ESC seems to arm correctly, but then goes into a self destruct sequence and will not power the motor?! ...
Which causes/problems have you already been able to rule out?

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Old Jul 23, 2015, 09:58 AM
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Well if i swap out to a different ESC, all works fine, so I would say its definitely the ESC. Just never had a turnigy plush give me any trouble before.

the motor is a MEGA 16/40/1.5RC
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Old Jul 23, 2015, 12:05 PM
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Going by the 'Alert' tones, number 3 seems the closest your video noise.
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Old Jul 23, 2015, 02:53 PM
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Going by the 'Alert' tones, number 3 seems the closest your video noise.
Yup, except that it arms normally first and then beeps.
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Old Jul 23, 2015, 07:22 PM
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Your Rx is blinking, indicating it is not bound to the Radio! Rebind, then do a throttle calibration. You MUST turn on the Radio FIRST every time, and look for a solid light. Until you have a solid light, you cannot program anything and have it stay linked between RX and TX. Also be sure the Tx is the last thing turned off every time.
It may help to go into your Radio to Travel Adj, set the throttle "low point to 104-108%, make sure high end is 100% before doing a throttle cal. fwiw Doug B
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Old Jul 23, 2015, 11:09 PM
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Thanks Doug, rx is blinking because i did not power off/on the radio during troubleshooting, (blinking simply means there was a loss of power) but i can assure you its bound as you can see the control surfaces moving.
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Old Jul 24, 2015, 06:47 PM
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Why didn't they run? A pass???
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With any hobbywing based esc such as the plush, you must have it learn the throttle range.

if the plane has a prop, remove it. If its a ducted fan..then secure the plane..just in case you don't do the steps correctly.

Do this. turn on your tx. set your throttle trim to neutral, move the throttle stick all the way to full

Add power to the esc/receiver.
You will hear a startup tone then one to two beeps. Immediately move the throttle to zero
you will hear another beep, then usually the battery cell count beeps and then the esc will initialize and be ready to go.

test out by moving the throttle.

This routine allows your esc to learn the throttle range of your transmitter.
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Old Jul 24, 2015, 07:45 PM
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ok now we're just going around and around in circles here guys, this is not a throttle range programming issue as you can clearly hear the ESC arm and then go into a constant beeping.

**update** hobbyking support has confirmed the ESC is faulty after watching the video, replacement has been sent out.
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Old Jul 24, 2015, 07:58 PM
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I'm glad HK is sending a replacement, but if you pull the throttle trim all the way down I am fairly certain the ESC will complete the arming cycle.

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