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Feb 02, 2013, 12:57 AM
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Multi motor programming Joe or Bernie ?

I recall reading an article by Joe Ford a few years back on how to set up two Phoenix ESC's to control two motors. There were certain settings that you would program the two controllers to and these settings would apply to both ESC's. I printed the information out, but of course, I can't find it now. I'm programming two Phoenix 35's to power two motors on a B-25. Joe, could you direct me to where that article is on your Castle Creations site or would you list those settings here, so that I can proceed with this project. Thank you.
Last edited by Gene; Feb 02, 2013 at 01:14 AM. Reason: Spelling error
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Feb 02, 2013, 05:59 AM
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Maybe some of the guys at the Scale Forum can help – give them a try.
Feb 02, 2013, 10:25 AM
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Thank you RC Man. I'll look there too.
Feb 02, 2013, 01:50 PM
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The pdf that Joe wrote that info in is no longer on the Castle site, but I found the info here, posted below as well as the link I found the info at:


A typical twin set up is:

• One ESC for each motor Y harnessed on the receiver, both BECS enabled.
• One large battery Y harnessed to the ESCS, keeps the same voltage to each ESC
• Change ‘Throttle Type’ to ‘Fixed’
• Change ‘Cut Off Type’ to ‘Soft Cut Off’

The goal here is to keep both motors running at the same speed and to not have one cut off completely at ‘Low Voltage Cut Off.’

Joe added:

Current limiting disabled as well.
Last edited by David Hogue; Feb 03, 2013 at 12:23 AM.
Feb 02, 2013, 06:25 PM
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David thanks. That sounds like what I had read a while back. Joe Ford recommended "Current limiting disabled as well". I was going blind trying to figure out where to find that information. You found it. Great job on your part. Really appreciate it. I owe you a beer.
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Feb 03, 2013, 12:25 AM
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Wierd, I was sure I copy/pasted Joes "Current limiting disabled " part too. Its added now. I have done several twins with castle esc's so I have a hard copy somewhere too. Posting here will no doubt help me sometime in the future when I need toreference it, too
Feb 03, 2013, 08:29 AM
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Same thing happenend to me when I tried to print it.
Feb 13, 2013, 12:39 PM
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Unless you are running your systems to there maximum capability, I.E. 50 amps at full throttle on an ICE 50, there is no need to turn of or change Current Limiting. Joe is a speed freak and always pushed system to and past their limits.

Feb 13, 2013, 03:22 PM
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Bernie, I don't plan to run my ESC's up to the max allowable Amps. I'm using Phoenix 35's and drawing about 15 Amps per motor.

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