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Old Apr 23, 2013, 09:49 AM
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Strange ESC for programming


I have an ESC that gives me some troubles programming. I wonder if someone else encounter something like this.

Throttle up, connect power to ESC, short melody about 5 or 6 notes and after that it starts.
1. five short beeps sequence
2. five short double beeps sequence
3. five short tripple beeps sequence
4. five short four beeps sequence
5. five short five beeps sequence


repeat 1 to 5

when throttle is moved down (0 %) a short beep is followed and then nothing. Moving the throttle up activates the motor.

Any suggestion ?

many thanks,
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 10:59 PM
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Fast sticks quick crash.
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My best guess is you only have five parameters that can be changed. Usually, for these types of ESC, you can only make a single change to one setting per powering up cycle. No clue which sequence changes what setting, you're gonna need the mfg notes for that. Once you enter one of the five settings, moving the throttle stick activates that one setting and it rearms for flight. Unplug and repeat for the next setting that requires a setting change. I tend to avoid these ESC like the plague because there is no way to actually be certain what settings are set like a Jeti Spin, Hacker with programmer and my favorite, Castle Creations. I am sure there are others but these are the ones I have used, I do still have a couple of the tone based programming ESC and have their one page manuals in my transmitter case.

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Old Apr 27, 2013, 02:23 AM
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I sounds a little bit like the way my E-flite 80A ESC programming works. Try moving your throttle stick to 50% immediately after one of the set of beeps, and see what happens. With my E-flite, doing that enters you into whatever menu option the beeps represent, and then runs through the settings options for that menu. After 5 seconds with no stick input, it then moves on to the next set of beeps for the next menu.

Check out the E-flite manual at to get a better idea how it works. But, even if yours does work the same way, you really need a better idea of what make it is so that you can identify what each menu option is. Why don't you post a couple of photos of it here (front and back) in case any contributors can identify it?
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