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Old Sep 06, 2008, 10:39 AM
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AR6200 blinking..maybe not brown out.

i asked this in the aircraft general section in someone elses thread but i also discover there is a difference....

after binding...it worked well...the i disconnected the rx...tx stayed on, made adjustments to the servo arms and then reconnected the rx and the lights started blinking...i tried reconnecting the rx to power but the lights kept blinking.

then i tried restarting the TX...then the rx and now it looks fine.

i know when there is a brownout the lights blink....but i am not sure what happened in this case.
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Old Sep 06, 2008, 11:54 AM
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When i was using Deans connections if i touched the connector the rx light would blink. Maybe you have a dodgy connection to the esc?? therfore why it's blinking after you've plugged it in again. Just a thought.
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Old Sep 06, 2008, 11:59 PM
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When i was using Deans connections if i touched the connector the rx light would blink. Maybe you have a dodgy connection to the esc?? therfore why it's blinking after you've plugged it in again. Just a thought.


Mine do's the same thing, If I disconect the power from the controler( with the tx turned on) and then reconnect the controler, the rx light blinks. I have to turn off the tx and rx and then reconect them both again and everything works fine, The moter wll spinup and the controls will work with the light blinking, but I don't have the nerve to fly it that way!
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Old Sep 07, 2008, 01:07 AM
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You simply left the TX on, and the RX noticed the power went away, then came back and the TX was still on the same channels. Since you KNOW you turned the power off, it isn't indicating a problem.
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Old Sep 07, 2008, 12:28 PM
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well i found the issue.. the 5 volt reg heats up in 30 seconds nad the lights start blinking. its a cc45. maybe i will replace the regulator or get an external switching BEC. and not use this ESC just to drive the motor.
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Old Sep 08, 2008, 11:51 AM
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here is a pic. how do i replace this ? the heat shrink has burned off too....
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Old Sep 08, 2008, 01:37 PM
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Unless you have a good soldering setup and are confident with your skills i would send it back to be repaired.
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Old Sep 08, 2008, 04:37 PM
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its costs $40 plus shipping to CC to fix this. instead if i can disable the regulator and then use a BEC that will cost me $22 plus $8 shipping.

so how do i disable the on-board regulator ?

thanks,
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Old Sep 08, 2008, 04:44 PM
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http://www.dimensionengineering.com/SportBEC.htm actually $30.

i am also worried now about RF interference from the SMPS....
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Old Sep 08, 2008, 05:37 PM
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cut the red wire going into the rx then install an external BEC.
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Old Sep 08, 2008, 06:59 PM
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The ESC won't work without its own power, which also comes from that regulator.

Best to get CC to fix it... if you had to ask you don't have the skills. If you really want to learn, drop in to the DIY electronics forum and ask there.
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Old Sep 08, 2008, 11:14 PM
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If the ESC's bec was overloaded it will get hot, and shut down. I have had the heatshrink melt on overloaded CC-35's. Replaced the heatshrink, used an external bec, and have had over a year of flights since.
So I would check to see if the ESC's bec is bad or was just overloaded. A stuck servo can easily overload it.
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Old Sep 09, 2008, 06:35 AM
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I have various Spectrum recievers from 6100 to 7000, SOME ocasionaly blink after previous solid binding, occasionally the ESC also NOT arming (In most cases there is NO obvious fault such as the throttle open slightly)

This can be usually rectified by a few attempts at re connecting the Li-Po.

However after 2 goes I usually switch on reciever then radio ALWAYS works.

I havw not been happy doing this as a 30 dflyer of 30 years on 27MHZ and 35MHZ this has always been a NO NO.
BUT as ALL my hellis and planes (electric only) are on 2.4GHZ I am getting round to be happy with this.
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