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Mar 17, 2014, 09:42 PM
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ESC selection for Hacker Q80-8M


Gonna be setting up my first electric 92" edge and looking for help choosing an ESC for Q80-8M. Leaning towards the Mezon 135. Anyone have good or bad experience? Accepting recommendations
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Mar 18, 2014, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by huvaljohn
Gonna be setting up my first electric 92" edge and looking for help choosing an ESC for Q80-8M. Leaning towards the Mezon 135. Anyone have good or bad experience? Accepting recommendations
I've had great results with the Castle ICE 2 HV-160 and the Q80-8M in my 91" Yak-54.
Mar 18, 2014, 09:47 AM
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Mezon 135 runs the Q80 motors well.

Danny
Mar 18, 2014, 03:40 PM
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Thanks guys
Those are the 2 units I am trying to decide between.
Decisions!!
Mar 24, 2014, 03:01 PM
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Had some major issues with the Jeti Spin 125, so steer clear of that one. If the Mezon was in stock, I would have went with that one since I've heard it works well with the Q80.

Just flew my Q80-8M powered 87" 3DHS Extra this weekend on the CC Ice2 HV160 and it was very smooth and responsive on the throttle.

After pulling the logs from the ESC though, I'm only getting about 4200 watts and 96A peak, and I was expecting a bit higher numbers with my Xoar 24x10. After recalibrating my throttle end points on the ESC (per Castle instructions), my power dropped to ~4000 watts on the first flight. Not quite sure whats going on, but will have to look into it further.
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Mar 24, 2014, 07:52 PM
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I purchased a used CC Phoenix ICE 2 HV160 so hopefully all goes well. Would like to know what optimum settings are with the Q80-8M combo. Will be running a Mej 24x10th and
2x 6S GENS ACE 5300 60C batts
Mar 24, 2014, 09:10 PM
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Here are the settings.

Throttle type: Fixed endpoints
Throttle response: High(8)
current limiting: disabled
Start power: medium
Timing: Normal
PWM: 12

Firmware: V 3.27

The other settings are up to you. I personally set the cutoff voltage to 12v so if a cell would ever happen to drop, the controller won't go into lvc.

The most important setting is the firmware version. This is the only version I could get to run the Q80.
Mar 24, 2014, 09:55 PM
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Thanks Joe for the info
I'll give this a try
Much appreciated!!
Mar 24, 2014, 11:16 PM
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Since last summer (many flights), I'm running the Q80-8M on a Mezon 135 opto ESC with a Falcon 24 X 10 prop
Using Glacier 6S and 7S 5300's for a series 13S 5300 set-up.
Best set-up I have had to date!
Really pulls!
Runs barely even warm (I do have cooling scoops on my cowl to push air towards motor)



Joe


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