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Gemma the Dog
06-02-2012, 08:54 AM
Hi guys - sorry if this is a silly question, but I'm new to YGEs
I've just got a prog card III for my YGE 80 LV. I want to use gov-store and have seen a video and another thread suggesting spooling up without any blades with a battery charged to 4v per cell.
My question is - do I go in to the 2nd menu on the progcard, select Gov store on the prog card and hit ENTER, and at that point should I spool up to 100% throttle and wait for a slight drop in speed?
Or after hitting enter to I power off, disconnect the progcard and reconnect the ESC to the RX and *then* power up to 100% and wait for the slight dip in power after it reaches full speed?
I ask because after reaching that stage (having set the stop and full throttle positions on menu 1 already), after pressing ENTER on gov store mode increasing the throttle does not start the motor up....so I assume I need to disconnect the progcard and then spool up?
thanks in advance!
06-02-2012, 07:29 PM
Enable gov store, power down, and then disconnect the ProgCard. When you next connect power you'll hear a set of single beeps indicating that you're in gov store mode. Then spool up with no blades and a full battery (this is best as it is repeatable) to 100% throttle. This is best done with no blades as RPM can be rather high at max throttle.
You can see a plot of what happens HERE (http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=414021).
Then set your throttle to a flat curve at a suitable percentage to achieve your desired headspeed.
Gemma the Dog
06-03-2012, 07:19 AM
Many thanks Steve, that makes it much clearer (not sure why they can't spell it out quite that clearly in the 'manual' that comes with the prog card!
06-18-2012, 12:13 PM
Are you suppposed to calibrate the tx before setting gov store or after selecting gov store?
06-18-2012, 05:44 PM
Set the Stop and Full Power before anything else.
Then when you enable the gov. store you need to re-store the PWM or it will be reset to 8kHz.
06-20-2012, 06:11 PM
i'm helping a flying buddy set up his yge 120 with a gov using the prog card III. i've read the above posts and that helps out considerably with the germ-lish instructions.
i'm left with one problem: after setting gov-store and running up the heli, do i leave the ESC in gov-store mode? or do i plug the card back in and set it to regular gov mode? i ask because when i spooled it up again, it sounded like it performed the same routine....that is spooling up to a point short of 100%, hesitating for a moment then settling at 100%.
to be honest that sounds more like what the instructions say the regular gov mode should do. so, really i'm scratching my head wondering if i really got the gov-store mode set properly. i verified twice that i had set gov-store, pressed the enter key (beeped) and shut down; and spooled up to 100% (no blades).
and, yes i did stop/full calibration prior to all of this.
any suggestions? or just trust that the gov is working. i'm very reluctant to tell him "go fly" if i've given him a bogus setup.
06-20-2012, 06:28 PM
The first time you power up the ESC after enabling gov store you'll hear a series of single beeps. That tells you it's ready to record max head speed. Spool up to 100% throttle (no blades is OK) and you'll get the kick. When you next connect power you won't get the beeps and you should use a flat throttle curve of appropriate % of the max head speed.
06-20-2012, 07:02 PM
great! thanks. he's off to borrow a sky tach, and hopefully get this thing maidened.
06-21-2012, 11:12 AM
Pete has some good instructions here on Gov Store.
06-22-2012, 03:02 PM
thanks, mike. that's about what i gathered from the original instructions. but, it's nice to have it explained in proper english.
so, have you seen what Brian has been working on--that's what we're talking about here ;-)
06-22-2012, 04:12 PM
I'm in the dark... Maybe it is a Goblin????
I just got my Logo 500 going with the VBAR GOV / YGE combo. OMG it is awesome! And it spools up way better than with the Castle / VBAR GOV combo.
06-22-2012, 05:17 PM
i've been vowed to silence, tho there are one or two that know already.
back on topic, the heli has been hovered and the headspeed is holding well. so, i guess i got the gov set. he never got the sky tach to establish a known headspeed, so he's just running at 75% flat curve. and, to top it all off the tail servo is acting up. so, it's grounded until another torq 9188 shows up --they just came back in stock on tuesday...so, i hope it's in the mail.