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Old 02-18-2009, 07:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, so my problem is, that when i spool up my 250 it will go good for about 15-20 seconds, then it will shut down and try and restart but wont ( it loses all power and acts like i just plugged the battery in). it also get really hot! is it bad or what is going on? it only has like 10 flights on it, no 3d just hovering.

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Old 02-18-2009, 07:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The ESC is over heating.

Check if your belt is too tight first. If it's ok, look for any binding in the servos or links.

Did anything happen or did you change anything after the 10 flights you said were good?

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Old 02-18-2009, 11:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok check everything out and found nothing, belt is good, servos are good, and no binding. just not sure what it could be.

and i have not changed anything from when i first set it up.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I bought one of the first 500's when they came out and had a problem with it's ESC befor ever flying the machine. I contacted Assurance rc the north american distributor for Align and they sent a replacement ESC right away. You may have just gotten a bad unit.

hope this helps and good luck
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I bought it from Grandrc.com, do i need to go through them or grandrc.com?
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Are you using the DS420 Tail servo? Those have been known to basically suck and overheat your esc. Be careful, some have fried theres. Try using a different tail servo
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Are you using the DS420 Tail servo? Those have been known to basically suck and overheat your esc. Be careful, some have fried theres. Try using a different tail servo
Well i did notice the tail servo (ds420) was really hot. i will disonect that and give it a test spool.
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