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Oct 08, 2012, 04:55 PM
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What went wroooong!!!!!!!!!!!!


I been flying on this set up all sumer recently i order a turnugy nano tech 1000mah 25-50 c 4s whent out to the field and this happend dont know why Did the battery was to much for the esc ?
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Oct 08, 2012, 04:58 PM
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Is that esc rated for 4 cell? Don't think my hobbywing is.
Oct 08, 2012, 06:32 PM
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If you flew all summer on 3 cell, and just tried 4 cell, that is what happened! Lucky you didn't start a brush fire.

I had an ESC did that too once. Saw smoke from the airplane as it was flying, brought it down through some trees because I was over dry brush, and the ESC was completely destroyed! I still thank the dear Lord that it stayed together long enough to get the plane out from over the brush area!
Oct 11, 2012, 04:11 PM
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You have to check the ESC specs before you increase the voltage (number of cells). Same thing if you're going to be drawing more amps with a different power set-up...
Oct 11, 2012, 04:14 PM
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Freddy, that's why I use a separate BEC - even if the ESC fries, you still have control. (Or if you can afford the weight, a separate RX battery is the safest).

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