|Mar 26, 2012, 11:30 AM|
Joined May 2008
Need Help w/ St Model Fox Power System after a crash
I have an St Model Fox EP, which can be found here: www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p
I took her out on a very windy day and proceeded to have a short but memorable flight... nosed-dived straight into ground... Frankly, I believe my setup (esp. elevevator or CG) was way off.
Although the crash did not do a whole lot of damage too fuse, etc., the motor mount was cracked in which I proceeded to make a new one (I have all dimensions if someone would like/need).
Put motor back in, and tried to run without success. Basically the motor, when applying throttle, just wiggles back and forth a bit and stops. Bring throttle to off, then reapply throttle, does the same quivering of the prop w/ no real revolutions on the prop/motor.
I tried to check if the ESC brake was on, but to do that, I need to "hear" one or two beeps after power/battery connected, which I do not... nothing.. no beeps whatsoever. Just the twitching of the prop. Without the beeps, I cannot tell if brake is on, so I followed procedure for turning the ESC brake OFF and ON, and off and on.. etc. Same result.
What do you suppose is the problem? The ESC gone? The motor broken? I have no idea, as this is my first electric powered aircraft.
Any help and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, as I do not want to replace parts just at random w/o knowing what specifically should be replaced and why.
I thank you in advance for your time and help.
|Mar 26, 2012, 03:37 PM|
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