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Sep 25, 2003, 06:58 AM
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Phoenix 25 - won't start motor every 8th time


Hi,

I have a Phoenix 25 that does something strange.

Here's what happens;

Power everything up. Then I turn the motor on an off at the transmitter. Every 8th time, the motor fails to start and the red led on the controller lights up.

My setup is 3 HS55 servos, etec 3s1p 1200, GWS 4 channel receiver, razor 350.

I was flying with my buddy last night who has the same setup. So, we tried his & guess what? The same thing happens...

Is this normal? Or do these have to go back for a software revision? Mine is about a month old and his just came in last week.

Joe
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Sep 25, 2003, 09:18 AM
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Try the fast start option in the "soft start" menu.

I've heard of this, but neither Patrick, nor myself, have been able to reproduce it with the reported consistency.

Shawn
Sep 28, 2003, 04:13 PM
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i have been having problems with my p35, similar issues. after reading this, I tried testing to see a pattern. yes, every 8th time my setup (mega 16/15/2 4.4:1, 9.5x6) won't run, light just blinks.

so, the idea here is to count how many times you use the throttle and double blip every 8th to make this controller run right? this is bad...
Sep 28, 2003, 04:39 PM
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My Phoenix 25 will do this too I've noticed and it's connected to a Hacker B20-15L (I think I mentioned this in another thread). I haven't had too much trouble with it in flight but it is annoying. Maybe it's a software bug because I'm pretty sure it was every eighth time for me as well.

Drivie
Sep 28, 2003, 09:10 PM
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just flew my prima with miniac extreme 6:1, 12.5x8, 2s2p etec, on my p25. same issue. I actually had no power in flight when I needed it. I really don't want to ground my planes wo send these controllers in AGAIN. this was NOT happening with the older FW for me...
Sep 28, 2003, 09:31 PM
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Have you guys tried the fast start option?

Or does this still happen with it turned on?

Me, I never got around to trying it yet. I'll check it out tomorrow & post my results.

Joe
Sep 28, 2003, 09:45 PM
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Have you guys tried the fast start option?

Or does this still happen with it turned on?

Me, I never got around to trying it yet. I'll check it out tomorrow & post my results.

Joe
Sep 28, 2003, 10:13 PM
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yes, still does it on fast start.
Sep 29, 2003, 08:05 AM
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My Phoenix-10 does it too...

Already tried all programming options, same result ever...

I reported it on this thread

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...hreadid=150015

rcall
Sep 30, 2003, 08:21 PM
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Shawn,

Were you able to duplicate this problem?

Joe
Oct 01, 2003, 10:54 AM
Schumacher USA
Not yet, but still trying - flew w/Patrick last night, I'll fly again this afternoon.
Shawn
Oct 01, 2003, 11:24 AM
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Shawn:

You can try the same setup I have on my P-10...

Here it is...

1) 3 cutoff 6.0V
2) 1 very sensitive
3) 1 soft delayed brake
4) 2 fixed range throttle
5) 2 standard advance
6) 2 soft cutoff
7) 1 very soft start

I tried other combinations, same result...

rcall
Oct 01, 2003, 11:40 AM
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rcall

What kind of motor & batteries are you running?

I have 3 razor 350 motors & two cc25 controllers - they all exibit the same problem. My buddy is running a razor 350 as well. I don't have any other bl motor to try.

I'm with you on programming - it keeps cutting out on the 8th try no matter what I set it to.

One thing - I always run it on a a couple of 3s1p 1200 etec packs. When I get home, I'll try it on some different types of batteries.

Joe
Oct 01, 2003, 11:44 AM
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I've tried it on different batteries (KAN950s) with the default programming and a Hacker B20-15L and it did the same thing for me. It sounds to me like a software bug in the ESC.

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Oct 01, 2003, 11:53 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by JoeCrasher
rcall

What kind of motor & batteries are you running?


Joe
motors are all CD-ROM converts...

batts are 2S1P Lipo, 6/7 NimH, 6/7 NiCds... don't have any pacs with more than 7 cells...

rcall