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Old 05-02-2012, 11:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How many ICE HV's have you sent in for replacement?

I am curious if Castle has a limit that one user/address to the number of ICE's you can send in? I already sent back 2 for replacement due to fire (only one is back) and I have about 7 more to send in. I am thinking of sending them all at once to save on postage.

I witnessed a friend's SAB Goblin go up in smoke when the ICE 160 burned before the motor started moving while its on the ground.

It's getting scary.

It's really a pain in the butt to have to take my other ESC's out of the heli, and have them grounded for 2 months waiting for replacement...
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you have had nine fail, I'd like to add them to my list. Could you please tell me if they were all ICE2's and if so, which model (eg 120, 160, etc..)? Please also include failure type for each... fire, failed in flight, approximate date would be good, too...and so on.

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PS. I have sent one back for upgrade: ICE v3 to ICE2.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have got 3 back and have two more to send in. I was waiting for the backlog to clear.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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all of mine that failed were ICE 80HV v1. (fire). I don't use govenor and it was during hover on normal mode, and the other case was before lift off.

My friend's was an ICE 160 also v1. when the blades was spooling up.

I still have a brand new 120 v1, and 2 other 80 v1's that I'm using, but would like to send in because I am loosing trust in these ESC's.

I have a 80 v2 on one of my birds and it's fine so far
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You should probably send them in. There are known issues with those ESC's. The ICE2 160's likely have issues causing fires, as well. Nobody knows what is causing the ICE2 160's fires. Your friend is probably better off waiting a bit on sending his 160 until some clarity is shed on the differences between "new stock" and "old stock". That's just my opinion, though. I have nothing to do with Castle or any other manufacturer.

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Old 05-05-2012, 02:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I sent in 3x HV80 ESC's
All exploded/fireballed/destroyed my helis
I sent what was left of them in
I waited 3 months
I received 3x HV80 ESC's
1 of them exploded/fireballed/destroyed my heli
I felt really stupid
I sent all of them in
I waited almost 3 months
I received 3x HV80 2.0 or whatever they are calling their junk now
I have them new in the bags
Not sure if it is ethically sound to sell them?
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