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Old Apr 21, 2012, 01:12 PM
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ICE 100 Smoked - No Response From Castle Creations

I put this thread in Power Systems and since I have called, left messages and have emailed six times from two different accounts and each has been kicked back as undeliverable.

Anyone have a direct connection there? Phones and emails don't seem to be working.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1637178
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 03:05 PM
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Just send it in and CC will give you a new one.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 04:44 PM
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Hi,

Can You tell what happend with Your Phoenix ICE 100 ESC?
How old is it and what software (firmware) version did You run?

I have an ICE 100 myself that I bought last summer and use firmware 3.27. So far all works good after many hunderad flights (max amp on full throttle is 70 amp and temp is just hand warm at full throttle, low ripple and all values is fine but You never know...)
I do use the BEC so a smoked ESC for me will result in a crashed plane for sure.

/Bo
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 01:09 AM
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Bossee,

Brand new, updated to the latest via the link. Smoked in the air and crashed.

Kul att prata med nagon ifran Sverige.

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 05:02 AM
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Hi, (Hej!)

Maybe some of the grave bug in software 4.00 sneaked over to 4.01? The fix list for 4.01 was rather scary to read - glad I stayed with 3.27 software. But with software 4.01 You should not get a ESC failure that could happen with 4.00.
But it can be many causes for a smoked ESC I suppose.

/Bo

4.01 Beta 03/30/12
NOTE: It is HIGHLY recommended that all users discontinue use of firmware V4.00 due to a known bug that can cause unusual ESC behavior. Users may either upgrade to V4.01 or downgrade to a previous version.
•Functional Improvement: Increased maximum throttle change rate on Multi-Rotor setting. A throttle change of 50% can now be accomplished in .08s.
•Bug fix: Occasional errors were being recorded in the data log. Fixed
•Bug fix: Unusual motor shutdowns, and other controller anomolies including ESC failure. Fixed
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