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Old 05-21-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default Castle 120HV FIRE

Yet another story. 25 flight. First ESC was DOA. Then this on spool up.

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Old 05-21-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
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OUCH!!!!! hope it mostly soot damage

Just maiden my 700E using the 80HV...worked with out issue
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:00 PM   #3
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I went to the San Diego Heli fun fly today. Talked with Castle and Align. Apparently they dont read forums because they both claim that 120HV's and Align 700 tail grip bolts don't have issues.
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:42 PM   #4
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Yet another story. 25 flight. First ESC was DOA. Then this on spool up.

What are your settings, PWM, gain, etc. Can you post them
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:44 PM   #5
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What are your settings, PWM, gain, etc. Can you post them
Go ahead and grab a Jive ESC.
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:02 PM   #6
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And I see that's the new case design. I guess the guts are the same.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:15 PM   #7
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Go ahead and grab a Jive ESC.
I'm taking that advice.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:08 PM   #8
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:19 AM   #9
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There is an issue on the 120HV, 3 out of 5 in our club caught on fire, that is not good enough.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:54 AM   #10
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damn 25 flights? Better than I did, mine popped 30 seconds into its first flight! I sent it into castle for repair or replacement, finally received an email back from them on friday saying "we are out of stock of the 120's, please allow 1-2 weeks before we can ship you a new one". It has been 3 weeks that they have had it now. So I guess its 4-5 weeks total to get a new ESC if yours pops? So frustrating.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:17 PM   #11
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Default Same Thing

10 sec into flight,,,,,
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:53 PM   #12
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Default Same thing happened to me!

I posted this on the elec. forum, but will share here as well to maybe help warn others. The same thing happened to my 700E with CC 120 HV. I was only hovering around and caught fire. Bummed.

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Old 05-22-2011, 03:38 PM   #13
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Sorry to hear about your ESC. Be sure to post your details to this poll. Maybe some day we'll see some sort of a correlation.

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=297072

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Old 05-22-2011, 03:49 PM   #14
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BTW - for all of you that believe CC that cause of the fires is from the heat sink separating, and that the new case would solve the issue, notice that in this particular case the new screwed on casing didn't help much.

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Old 05-22-2011, 10:10 PM   #15
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Did u check the clearance per castle creation advisory? I got one which came without a aluminum spacer and get it changed but I upgraded to 160 hv esc.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:23 PM   #16
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I'm awaiting a new 120hv from castle and i'm seriously debating on getting the jive. Only thing it I haven't had the problem with the esc as I haven't even powered up my heli yet.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:51 AM   #17
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I have a 140HV on my 700E and nothing but trouble, put new firmware on esc and heli went down twice power cut out, ESC was on insensitive mode so not to void warranty by disabling. Current limiting feature does not work , CC said to just disable it, BUT MY BIRD WENT DOWN!
Another feature on the ESC that does not work is power initial current feature, stops my heli from spooling up.
My 85 HV on my 600E, when I plugged it in for the first time one of the capacitor literally exploded, CC said it was a defective capacitor, really, IT BLEW UP IN MY FACE!
My Phoenix 45 current limiting feature made my 450pro go down twice on insensitive mode broke almost everything, MY BIRD FELL OUT THE SKY TWICE!.
Damn CC stop taking my money and selling me SH&T!
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:41 AM   #18
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Another CC 120 up in flames last night at our field, new esc with the plastic casing, second flight since new. 700 F3C.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:05 AM   #19
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I have a 140HV on my 700E and nothing but trouble, put new firmware on esc and heli went down twice power cut out, ESC was on insensitive mode so not to void warranty by disabling. Current limiting feature does not work , CC said to just disable it, BUT MY BIRD WENT DOWN!
Another feature on the ESC that does not work is power initial current feature, stops my heli from spooling up.
My 85 HV on my 600E, when I plugged it in for the first time one of the capacitor literally exploded, CC said it was a defective capacitor, really, IT BLEW UP IN MY FACE!
My Phoenix 45 current limiting feature made my 450pro go down twice on insensitive mode broke almost everything, MY BIRD FELL OUT THE SKY TWICE!.
Damn CC stop taking my money and selling me SH&T!
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:57 PM   #20
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also my cc120A in my field on fire Sunday after a minute of flight.
This is the second time that happens, the first time with the 80A.
I never buy more castle esc creation, now I want to try scorpion commander hv 130A.
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