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Apr 28, 2003, 03:26 AM
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Castle Creations Good Bad Ugly?

Anyone have an opinon on the Pixie 7P ? I am considering it due to its size but have second thoughts as to its toughness and survivability.

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Apr 28, 2003, 02:38 PM
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I ran the 7P in my Slowstick for 20 some flights, with NO problems. The s300 motor in that plane draws about 8 amps on the workbench, but draws less in flight. That plus the fact that the 7P is wide open to the breeze in a SS convinced me it would be ok there. And it was.

Then I tried it in a P-51. Same motor/same current, but very little airflow. Well, I burned it up. It was my fault. But the good news is that, Castle Creations offered to repair/replace it for $10.

Also they suggested that I upgrade to a pixie 20 amp for a s300 motor. So if I send them my old broken 7P and $20, they will send me a p20 in its place. What a deal. I'm a believer.

Any business with that kind of customer service, gets both my business, and my endorsment. (for what it's worth)
Apr 28, 2003, 03:39 PM
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Pixie 7P is the only ESC I use (I only fly small stuff). I read about all different brands, and thought the 7P sounded like the perfect ESC for me. I like its light weight and great sophistication in a small package. I've never had a single problem with mine, and highly recommend it to others.
Apr 28, 2003, 04:02 PM
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Been flying a Pixie 7 for alomost 4 years now with never an issue.

The 7P is simply updated but is the same basic ESC with programing features.
Apr 28, 2003, 05:15 PM
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You won't be sorry if you get one. I've got the original 7 and the 7P and both have worked flawlessly since day one.

As someone else already mentioned, Castle Creations has a great replacement plan that works even when it's your fault with a flat rate replacement fee.

Castle is at the top of my list for controllers.
Apr 28, 2003, 05:34 PM
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Its my favorite small controller, from my favorite esc manufacturer.
Apr 28, 2003, 06:49 PM
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I have been using the Pixie 7P (2 of them) on a Gym-E and a Wing-e. I also swap them over into some of my blue foam planes. They are a first rate, high quality product. I also use the Phoenix 25 in my brushless SS. The only way to gooooooo. jmh
Apr 28, 2003, 07:28 PM
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Castle is tops! Incredible company. After dealing with them a while back with a brushless esc, I would not hesitate to buy their products again. They really are one of the best companies out there.

Too bad car and computer companies are not as good as them.

Apr 28, 2003, 10:17 PM
Motors beat engines!
After mailing them to see if it was ok, I've been using a 7p in a pico f on 3 Li cells and 3 servos.

12 hours now and counting, no problems at all.

Dean in Milwaukee
Apr 28, 2003, 11:45 PM
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I own..

Two Pixie 7's, a 7P, a Phoenix 10 and a couple of Pixie 14's No problems at all, great products with good control range and durability.
Apr 29, 2003, 10:39 AM
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Echo! Echo!
I have 3 Pixies 7-p, a 20 amp, and a Griffen 55. All perform flawlessly
Apr 29, 2003, 11:30 AM
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So LTChip, do you think people like them ?
Apr 29, 2003, 08:42 PM
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Gee, you guys bring tears to my eyes!

Thanx for all the kind words... Looks like our hard work really does pay off!!

Apr 29, 2003, 09:04 PM
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If those instructions are half as hard to get into those baggies as they are to get guys must get tired. jmh
Apr 29, 2003, 09:12 PM
Gravity is a harsh mistress.
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Love my 7p. About a year now. Using it in an M100 powered Bleriot II on Qualcomms. My clu-d-sac flyer. No problems with it at all.