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18 Aug 2019 19:13:57
Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
Still that didn't spoil my flying time, had an absolute blast  ~~
07 Aug 2019 19:52:01
ooooh mrs jones  :D
30 Jul 2019 15:26:34
D.B. you tightwad.. :cool:
29 Jul 2019 20:14:10
DB that just means you have shed loads of props in the first place ;-)
29 Jul 2019 18:53:33
Just had a thought, even with all the crashing I've done, I haven't bought any replacement props in over a year ~~
09 Jul 2019 19:45:42
May the sun shine and winds be light for BFU#8. Son't forget lots of vids for those of us unable to attend.  :D
09 Jul 2019 18:10:30
Hope you all have a great day  :beer2:
09 Jul 2019 14:05:28
BFU#8 details locked in for this saturday - see the head of the forum thread for all details.
05 Jul 2019 21:51:05
Good for genital warts as well......or so I'm told.. :hmm
05 Jul 2019 21:48:24
Just fixed a busted SMA connector on my TBS unity pigtail, it suffered badly in a recent crash and split in two, nothing a touch of the soldering iron couldn't fix  :D
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Should esc`s use power on idle ?

Started by peter_a, Sunday,April 21, 2013, 10:29:35

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Hi , I`m not sure if I have a problem with my esc,s ? or if I`ve not set up the AIO v2 controller right yet ?.

How much current should a hex load of  HobbyKing 30A BlueSeries speed controller ( simonk-ed ) use in idle ?.
I`ve been configuring the motors for right spin direction , eg top left clockwire , next motor anti clock etc etc .

Using a voltmeter I can see the voltage dropping a bit faster than I would have thought for a just a idle state.
Half of the esc are a little warm , (using a ubec , so not powering the board etc ) , so I`m think the esc are using power in idle .


I think it';s the motors that draw power when idle. I read something on giantshark that they draw more current when idle than when they are running. If you look at the motor specs most say what they will draw when idle.


Sunday,April 21, 2013, 11:09:32 #2 Last Edit: Sunday,April 21, 2013, 13:35:03 by peter_a
ooops , idle ? may be the wrong word ( not spinning )

look at http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/idle I a`m right with my definition .

"not working or active" 

Not so bad after all :- only 1/2 drop in a hour ( 12.5 > 12v ) and that powering the Rx , gps , AIO v2 , 3dr radio .