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Feb 23, 2010, 05:18 PM
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Testing ESC's?

I have a TP MAG 8 30A ESC that is doing strange things when the motor spins up beyond half throttle. The Ail/Rud/Ele start twitching, then the motor starts cutting out and surging. (Probably explains why my easy star tried to play ground hog.) Can the ESC be tested by other than exchanging with another?
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Feb 23, 2010, 06:11 PM
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If the surfaces are twitching that could be a radio issue. Bad X-tal, interference, bad connection and so on.
Feb 23, 2010, 06:22 PM
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Unless you are a electronic GURU with specified testing equipement then your going to be limit in testing, swap for another ESC is probably the best and easiest way to find out or iliminate items or problems.
Feb 23, 2010, 08:02 PM
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Thanks, Mayday and Freechip. I did switch the ESC and all was well... so far I was curious if there was a "simple" test to deternine a fail point in an ESC. I'd hate to scrap a good one because I didn't know if it was a programming issue or just failing. When weather permits, I'll throw it in the air and hope

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