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Old Apr 20, 2003, 06:40 PM
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Source for Kontronik speed control in US or suggestion for replacement?

I seem to have fried my Kontronik Beat 50-8-30 speed control in my Logo 20 today. Where can I get a new one, or any suggestions for a replacement? My motor is a Kontronik Tango 45-08. These were both purchased used and I don't know where the original buyer purchased these.

I'm also unsure as to why the controller burned. The Logo is used but is new for me, and I had about 6 or 8 hovers over the last week with 24 cell packs. After each flight, I felt the speed control and motor, and they were always warm but never hot. About 4 minutes into my last hover, the motor shut off with no warning. Fortunately, I was only a few feet high so there was no damage. I felt the speed control and it was too hot to touch! Now it doesn't work.

Thanks for any advice!
Stan
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Old Apr 20, 2003, 09:40 PM
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Contact Fitz at FXaeromodels.com, He has a controller listed for your motor, but it's not the same model you asked about. I'm sure he can help you out. The best time to contact or e-mail him is of an evening.

Good luck
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Old Apr 20, 2003, 10:13 PM
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Contact Kontronik directly at the email address on their website. I f you send the controller back to them they will either repir it or sell you a new one at a discount. Mike looks after their customer service and is very helpful. My controller came back from Germany in less than a week.
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Old Apr 21, 2003, 06:21 AM
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Icare has good prices and fast service. Call or e-mail first to make sure it is in stock.

http://www.icare-rc.com/
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Old Apr 21, 2003, 07:31 PM
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Stan,

Have you checked your motor to see if it still works? The older Tangos had problems with throwing magnets, which may fry the ESC when it happens. Check with motormike and he'll help you.

Stephen
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Old Apr 21, 2003, 09:19 PM
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Thanks guys for the replies. I'll contact Mike at Kontroniks and probably send the controller in for repair. Icare does have the same in stock if I decide to get a new controller (Fxaeromodels is out of stock). Icare also has Schultze controllers in stock, and a comparable one to the Beat is about $60 less. Any thoughts on using the Schultze with the Tango motor?

Also, how should I check my Tango to see if it did throw a magnet, as per Stephen's reply? It spins by hand with the same feel it did before, but should I take it apart to check? Thanks again!
Stan
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Old Apr 22, 2003, 12:02 AM
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The new Schulzes work fine with Tango motors.

I will add that Kontronik has great sevice too! My ungraded 45-6 came back in less than 2 weeks with all new parts, and the price was right!!
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