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Old Nov 23, 2014, 05:38 PM
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You over worked and over heated the ESC and it went into "limp mod" to save its self from burn up.

A slow stick was nevGo Pro.signed to do what you were asking of it , ie. the huge payload of the Go-Pro cam , housing , and mount along with the geographic area in witch you were flying.

You're lucky the flight lasted as long as it did , if that is the type of flying you wish to do than invest in an airframe made to lift a payload and fly in adverse conditions.
I dont know. The air frame didn't quit, motor and esc are are fine and dont over heat. Never went over half throttle. I have done it many times before on the same setup with and without the GoPro. Its not the stock engine. Tested the plane right after i crashed and the motor and esc were fine. The temps were in thr 60s before noon. I dont think this was it. Also I was only 2 min into the flight. Finally, I lost all control to the control surfaces, radio input was lost. If it was the esc wouldn't I have retained control of the servos?
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Old Nov 23, 2014, 06:28 PM
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And the battery checked out to voltage left of?
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Old Nov 23, 2014, 07:33 PM
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Yup checked all that and I check after the flight. Battery was still full. I always check batts before my flights.
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Old Nov 24, 2014, 02:45 PM
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Nope that is what happens when an ESC goes into "limp mode".

Testing it on the ground is completely different than it actually flying.

Like I said before you need to get an airframe made to lift a payload with an actual airfoil wing , the Slow Stick wing is made to as the name implies go slow like a trainer not lift a payload.

I know because over the years I have had and made hundreds of them , they"re great little plane but not made to lift a payload.
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Old Nov 24, 2014, 02:59 PM
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Nope that is what happens when an ESC goes into "limp mode".

Testing it on the ground is completely different than it actually flying.

Like I said before you need to get an airframe made to lift a payload with an actual airfoil wing , the Slow Stick wing is made to as the name implies go slow like a trainer not lift a payload.

I know because over the years I have had and made hundreds of them , they"re great little plane but not made to lift a payload.
Any plane can carry some payload, it obviously had enough power to fly with the go pro (and he said its not stock), and there was no motor RPM "pulsing" indicative of an ESC overheating or going into LVC. Not sure how you can be so sure of your assessment. Looks like a signal loss and motor suddenly going to idle to me, many possible causes. Could be a slightly bad solder joint somewhere, or a slightly dying servo can cause voltage to the RX to sag, causing it to turn off momentarily.
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Old Dec 02, 2014, 08:56 AM
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Waaaay too much wind!!

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