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Old 06-14-2018, 07:13 PM
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50cc set up

On the 50cc setup. castle 160 esc. Are you guys using the Castle Creations Arm Lock Key Harness or just direct to the battery and keeping the throttle down. Not the safest if you bump the throttle.
On the helicopters you use soft start so no real safety problem there
On my 700 helicopters I just direct connect to the batteries and no arming. On all the time tell I remove the battery.
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:04 AM
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Direct connect with a programmed throttle hold
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:12 PM
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Direct connect with a programmed throttle hold
Great. So if you bump the throttle nothing will happen until the throttle hold is off.
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:29 PM
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Thats correct. Depends on your radio, the newer Spektrum stuff takes about 2 seconds to set up.
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Old 06-17-2018, 03:41 PM
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It scares me to see how many people fly electrics without any kind of throttle cut.
In all my planes I have to flip 2 switches before the motor is able to run. On my 30cc and 50cc setups I can even make radio adjustments without arming the ESC just by plugging only one of the 2 batteries (12S setups).
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And yet the most common injuries I see are prop strikes by IC engines. Go figure.
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And yet the most common injuries I see are prop strikes by IC engines. Go figure.
Probably due to the frequency of hand starting required, with electrics you just flip a switch (hopefully you have one) and fly.
My club is mostly electrics (smaller ones) and we had 2 serious accidents this year. In both occasions the guys were with the planes on their laps making radio adjustments. You would not believe the injuries caused by a 40" (1m) EPO high wing trainer.
I witnessed this last one, never seen so much blood spilled. I can't even imagine what my 3500W and 6000W setups could do.
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For sure and yep, I've seen a bad day for a very meticulous pilot end in a lot of stichery with a small electric but that was only one of the half dozen or so ER trips I have seen in the last 2 or 3 years.
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