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Old Oct 24, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Question..Why would I have a slight humm (current to the motor) with my throttle in full off. I have lowered my throttle trim switch to full down, I have set the throttle end points per ESC instructions etc. This is happening on two different brands of ESC's on several different planes using different Spektrum receivers. What else should I check for.

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Old Oct 24, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Doctor it hurts when I touch here, it hurts when I touch there and it hurt when I also touch this.

Doc - That's cause your finger is broken.

My ears sometime buzz when my wife is talking about me.

My esc show neutral with an LED on, if your esc is equipe with this is it showing neutral?
Old Oct 24, 2012, 05:32 PM
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No LED on any of my ESC's. It is the motor that humms as iff current is going to the motor.
Old Oct 24, 2012, 05:34 PM
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You should leave throttle trim neutral and check the servo monitor screen to make sure throttle channel is showing -100%

Then ensure throttle channel Norm/Reverse is set properly as per esc manufacturer recommendations. The set throttle curve on esc.

What ESC are you using?
Old Oct 24, 2012, 06:13 PM
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It happens with both E-flite and Hifei brand ESC's. I am using my Mix switch as a safety kill switch too.
Old Oct 24, 2012, 06:21 PM
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Did you setup a mix or are you using the Throttle Cut menu?
If you are using the throttle cut menu are you using 30%?
Old Oct 24, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Duh..I'll have to get back with you on that one. I set it up so long ago I can't remember. Is one method better/worse than the other or just more correct.
Old Oct 24, 2012, 06:47 PM
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Using Throttle Cut menu saves you from using a mix but the things is making sure the throttle channel does not move pass -100% when properly set for electric models.

At the default setting the throttle WILL move pass -100% (-130%) which can cause some issues with esc that learn low throttle on start up or something.

Its just a matter of getting some more info from you so we can help you better,
Old Oct 24, 2012, 06:53 PM
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Thanks for your help! I will check a few things tonight after work. I think my throttle settings may go past 100% if I remember correctly. I'll report back.
Old Oct 24, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Thank all for reply i will give a try......
Old Oct 24, 2012, 10:44 PM
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I want to use AUX1 <on the RX> as a on off switch for a dongle I will use for switching led lights on off.....How in the world do i set that up? I see nothing for it...want to use the throtle lock switch if I can..as I only will need ON- OFF
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 01:06 AM
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freechip, I'm pretty sure if you fly with the throttle trim always fully down (low) it avoids this issue. Fully closed throttle + fully down trim = 130% or 1mS pulse width as far as I can tell. And throttle cut is 1mS pulse width.

You don't need throttle trim on an electric so it works well.

That's how I have my DX8 set up and it seems to work OK.

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Using Throttle Cut menu saves you from using a mix but the things is making sure the throttle channel does not move pass -100% when properly set for electric models.

At the default setting the throttle WILL move pass -100% (-130%) which can cause some issues with esc that learn low throttle on start up or something.

Its just a matter of getting some more info from you so we can help you better,
Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:23 AM
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I want to use AUX1 <on the RX> as a on off switch for a dongle I will use for switching led lights on off.....How in the world do i set that up? I see nothing for it...want to use the throtle lock switch if I can..as I only will need ON- OFF
System Setup/Switch Select menu.
Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:39 AM
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I think the hum you hear is "Brake" When this is enabled a small voltage is applied "I think " on all 3 windings. I'll bet the hum goes away when you disconnect the LiPo.

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