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Aug 16, 2015, 04:26 AM
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rotomax 50cc/YEP 180amp ESC combo


My ESC started beeping after four flights: short short pause repeated. Reprogrammed, added recharged batteries. Still beeps. Anyone had experience of this and what it means and the solution?
(Running 12s, 24x12 Mejlick prop).
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Aug 17, 2015, 09:03 PM
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Hobby King should have a download or file where you can find out what the beeps mean. It could signify almost anything, from an overvoltage/ overamp , to a lost synchro or such.
Your running an a very large prop on that motor, you need to carefully check all connections.
On my 12S system I use nothing smaller than 6mm HXT connectors, and I make doubly sure the solder joints are completely filled with good quality solder made for electronics. Have you checked out the loads with a wattmeter? Its essential to know where you are there!
Best advice I can give for now. Doug B
Aug 19, 2015, 06:05 AM
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Here are the beep codes:

1 Beeps/flashes: Incorrect throttle curve for Gov.-Store
Mode
2 Beeps/flashes: Under-voltage identification
3 Beeps/flashes: Temperature rise warning
5 Beeps/flashes: Receiver signals failed
6 Beeps/flashes: start up failed
Aug 19, 2015, 08:24 AM
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Since most Esc identify 3V per cell as LV, that means that your batteries where pulled down to 36 volts at some time during the flight.
Check your batteries voltage 2 minutes after a flight for standing voltage, if its less than 3.8volts per cell, you are drawing too much from those batteries. 3.8 represents 20% left in the battery - 80% used. You will need either more MAH, and likely a higher C rating to save your batteries from a short life. jmo fwiw Doug B
Aug 19, 2015, 04:45 PM
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I don't think the YEP's default to 3v per cell lvc. I know whenever I set one up I always set lvc to the lowest value available. You need the card though. I just went and looked at the card. Lipo lvc settings are 2.9 to 3.4v. I do not know what default is
Aug 19, 2015, 07:34 PM
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If you hit LVC even at 3.4 your pulling your batteries down too low IMO. I normally set my lvc at 3.2, but I've not near that in years, usually the battery will read 3.7 immediately after a flight and return to 3.8 or slightly better after 2-3 minutes of rest.
At recharge, I like to see I;m replacing 65-70% of the mah. They last far longer that way. fwiw Doug B
Aug 20, 2015, 05:00 PM
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A lot depends on the quality of your batteries. I set it as low as possible because Murphy says that if it is going to go into LVC, it will do it at the worst time!
Aug 20, 2015, 07:06 PM
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My point is you should be timing flights, initially short, maybe 5 minutes, then check the battery and recharge to see where your consumption is. If you have 5000mah, and you used 2500 in 5 minutes of flying the way you normally do, then you can take the flight time out to 7 1/2 minutes without stressing your batteries or getting near lvc. fwiw Doug B
Aug 22, 2015, 08:43 AM
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My point is that if your batteries are not quite up to the task, they can sag under load and go into lvc prematurely. I would rather it not go into lvc at all. I crashed a foamy a few years ago just because of this. I tend to fly quite low, and the battery I was using was old. So I just started setting lvc to the lowest possible setting.
Last edited by GMPheli; Aug 22, 2015 at 08:51 AM.


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