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Old Mar 28, 2012, 04:04 PM
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I have an order going in to them. I'll buy one.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Excellent discussion, thanks for the effort.

Are these Flytron esc's legit? They claim Simon firmware.

http://www.flytron.com/multicopter-p...t-pwm-esc.html
Melih is a standup guy, if he says they're SimonK FW then they are.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 04:18 PM
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I have an order going in to them. I'll buy one.
Good, I am really looking forward to this review. I am still deciding what ESCs to get for my octo.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 07:00 PM
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Good, I am really looking forward to this review. I am still deciding what ESCs to get for my octo.
why would you use a helicopter esc in a multirotor?
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 07:54 PM
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why would you use a helicopter esc in a multirotor?
At least from a linguistical point of view using a helicopter ESC in a multicopter seems more logical than using an airplane ESC, isn't it?
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Semantics are problematic But as I'm sure you know, and to keep the newbs who read this stuff straight, or at least slightly less confused...multicopters are a different animal need linear responsiveness, no throttle curve, high update rates, no governor or smoothing or LVC for the best performance. ESCs designed for specifically for Helis are bad ju-ju for multicopter performance.
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At least from a linguistical point of view using a helicopter ESC in a multicopter seems more logical than using an airplane ESC, isn't it?
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 09:35 PM
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@photronix

Hi, and think you for the insightful data that you provide. I would really like to see a test of the new Turnigy HeliDrive ESCs that recently became available at HobbyKing (there are also versions with 80A, 100A, and 120A). They appear to be a serious piece of ESC but it will be best if someone, that knows what he is doing, can test it.
Don't bother, they are inappropriate for a multi-copter.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 09:55 PM
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Heli requires good governor mode. Which is contant rpm at various power loading. Multi requirement is totally different.
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my new ESC's...

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Old Mar 29, 2012, 02:32 AM
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why would you use a helicopter esc in a multirotor?
Well I have limited knowledge of electronics, and signals and PMW and whatever else everyone talks about, so I don't see a difference from one ESC to the next. That is why I depend on good and educated people like you advise what will work and what will not.
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 10:14 AM
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More test results

I have just completed two additional tests.

The first is a simple ramp up in throttle slowly to measure the RPM to Pulse Width values.

The second is a fast step up from about 5000 RPM to 6000 RPM.

I do not see any difference in the performance. Maybe a different test pair would yield different results. Suggest two models to test and I will repeat the test.
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 10:23 AM
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May I ask which Turnigy you are using, Atmel or SIL based?

They change things around every so often

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I have just completed two additional tests.

The first is a simple ramp up in throttle slowly to measure the RPM to Pulse Width values.

The second is a fast step up from about 5000 RPM to 6000 RPM.

I do not see any difference in the performance. Maybe a different test pair would yield different results. Suggest two models to test and I will repeat the test.
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 10:36 AM
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May I ask which Turnigy you are using, Atmel or SIL based?

They change things around every so often
Atmel (Can't reflash SIL as far as I know)

They are Turnigy Plush 25A
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 10:46 AM
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Al,
Hmmmm....Perhaps a test with higher resolution would show the RPM tracking accuracy a bit better as was done here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=21

Also another good test would be looking at the ramp up and accuracy in the hover throttle range that we use for multicopters which is more in the 50% to 75% range of the ESC . A processor controlled test similar to the way Old Man Mike tests motors using a programmed WQF, or as he calls it wobble modulation, would make the tests repeatable: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1006721

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I have just completed two additional tests.

The first is a simple ramp up in throttle slowly to measure the RPM to Pulse Width values.

The second is a fast step up from about 5000 RPM to 6000 RPM.

I do not see any difference in the performance. Maybe a different test pair would yield different results. Suggest two models to test and I will repeat the test.
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Al,
Hmmmm....Perhaps a test with higher resolution would show the RPM tracking accuracy a bit better as was done here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=21

Also another good test would be looking at the ramp up and accuracy in the hover throttle range that we use for multicopters which is more in the 50% to 75% range of the ESC . A processor controlled test similar to the way Old Man Mike tests motors using a programmed WQF, or as he calls it wobble modulation, would make the tests repeatable: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1006721

Cheers,
Jim
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No I think the resolution is adequate. The measurement is highly repeatable.

The test was in the 50% hover range.
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