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Feb 11, 2006, 03:31 PM
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Help - Can't figure out what's wrong...

I have an e-flight 370 outrunner and it's compliant esc. after rigging all electronics in a new plane...all the motor does is beep once when i plug it in. for a few tries, the servos moved and everything seemed fine. then after trying to get the servo leads in the correct ports - now the servos only jitter once when i plug in the battery....

I tried 4 different rx's just to make sure but it did the same thing with all of them. is my esc blown? what do i do!?


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Feb 11, 2006, 04:57 PM
Battery charged? Servo plugs in right and not backwards?
Feb 11, 2006, 06:33 PM
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Is it a Futaba Tx - in which case throttle servo will need to be reversed.
Feb 12, 2006, 05:07 PM
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no, no, no. (answering your questions)

I made sure the servo's were plugged in correctly, i was narrowing down where they went...i.e aileron servo in the elevator port.. i had two lithium batteries i was using for testing, both of which were charged. and no, there is nothing futaba about my setup...

The problem is. I've used this configuration in a sorta tensor for months... and now once i hook it all up to a new foamie, nothing works. any more viable suggestion? keep in mind i'm not a dumb***. i just would rather ask for advice before purchasing new, un-needed equipment. Thanks.
Feb 12, 2006, 05:45 PM
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All I can suggest is trying one thing at a time - beg, borrow or steal, then try, a different motor, different Tx, different Rx, different ESC until you find a combo which works - then you'll have the answer.
Feb 12, 2006, 07:58 PM
Rick, It sounds like your electronics do not like foam. That is why all of my planes are balsa, Ply and MonoKote.
I am sure you have tried this, but wire a four cell ni-cad or dry cell battery pack up and plug it in to your reciever with out the ESC and see if the reciever and servos work.

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