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Old 08-24-2011, 08:49 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Nothing wrong with the ice series.
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yeah man nothing wrong with "ice" series. "ice HV" series are the problem
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:31 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:44 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I'm going to stick with the stock Align 70 Amp ESC for now. I don't need to plink down a hundred or so bucks for another ESC, right now.

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Old 08-24-2011, 07:32 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Did you notice that the KDE specs show a 17T pinion. Wow, that seems like a lot, for a 1450KV motor on a 500, must be a torque monster.
I ran a 17 T on my ESP with a Hyperion 1400...it is a Lipo killer for sure! I went to a 16 T and now it's better. This power house motor should be pretty crazy!
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Holly Cow!!!! That has so much power it's crazy!!!! Big price tag tooooooooooo!!!
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:11 PM   #27 (permalink)
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yeah man nothing wrong with "ice" series. "ice HV" series are the problem
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Yep the recall was on the ICE HV, but it is not just the HVs that have problems. Like a lot of other folk I also had my heli (Trex500) burn due to my ICE 100 (non HV) catching fire. Here's the pic.




When I spoke to the CC tech support he informed me they had a number of the non-HV ICE units returned due to fires.

There's also the poll where the standard (non HV) ICE has "blown"...https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=308351&page=4
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:03 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I remember that thread too, I posted in it also. From that, I'm very afraid to build a big electric... Thanks for the info Heli G!
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:59 AM   #30 (permalink)
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@NCraig

How did the test go with the stock Align 70A ESC? I have a 500M with the stock 70A ESC and I'd like to test this setup too. Doesn't seem like the 70A ESC will be big enough though... how much flight time are you seeing? what packs are you running? and what pinion? Please share your experience with this little monster!

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How did the test go with the stock Align 70A ESC? I have a 500M with the stock 70A ESC and I'd like to test this setup too. Doesn't seem like the 70A ESC will be big enough though... how much flight time are you seeing? what packs are you running? and what pinion? Please share your experience with this little monster!

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Sorry, I haven't had a chance to get it put back together and test her out yet. I have been slammed the last two days. I'll try to get it finished up, today and give her a run on Sunday. I don't think Irene is going to cooperate with my flying schedule for tomorrow.
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I'm running a 3300 30C Sky lipo pack and am starting off with a 15T pinion. I don't do any 3D stuff, yet, so I figured that would be a good starting point.

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Old 08-27-2011, 10:51 PM   #32 (permalink)
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lol why do you need that much power? seems like you would blow the head before you utilized it. my vertigo pulls like 2400 watts and i run a flat 95% TC and it doesnt bog at at evn over 3k rpm
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