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Old Nov 05, 2011, 08:42 PM
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110HV sparks less on connection than 80HV ICE

I just 'noticed' that my Castle HV110 is not making much of a spark on connection to 12s. Certainly much less spark on connection than my Castle HV80 ICE on 12s.

The ship seems to fly OK but I'm a little concerned. Is there a way to tell if the caps are failing, what's the symptom of capacitor failure? Does performance suffer if some of the caps are dying out. The CC110 has 6 smaller caps instead of the two big ones on the ICE. Maybe this is normal for the 110HV and I am just now am seeing the difference between it and my ICE HV for some reason...
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Old Nov 06, 2011, 06:41 PM
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I just 'noticed' that my Castle HV110 is not making much of a spark on connection to 12s. Certainly much less spark on connection than my Castle HV80 ICE on 12s.

The ship seems to fly OK but I'm a little concerned. Is there a way to tell if the caps are failing, what's the symptom of capacitor failure? Does performance suffer if some of the caps are dying out. The CC110 has 6 smaller caps instead of the two big ones on the ICE. Maybe this is normal for the 110HV and I am just now am seeing the difference between it and my ICE HV for some reason...
The CC-110 sparks just as loudly on 12s as the HV-80.
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Old Nov 06, 2011, 07:43 PM
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The CC-110 sparks just as loudly on 12s as the HV-80.
Thanks, based on your comment, I did a little more research and I think I found the problem. I have two 12s harnesses. One is on my new 700 with the 110HV and the other is on my much older 600 with 80ICEHV. The 700 harness is nearly new and the EC5's look pretty clean. The 600 harness EC5's are getting pretty 'dirty'. That harness is a little louder no matter which ESC it it hooked up too. Or, maybe I just suffer from castleparanoia, a common malady with 12s heli fliers these days...
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