Oct 6, 2016

HobbyWing RPM error fix

Some of you have had issues with the V4 HobbyWing ESCs not properly outputting the RPM signal to your FBL systems. This can cause all sorts of issues to errors in the governor logs, hunting head speed, tail twitching, and lack of spool-up all together. This problem was most prevalent when being used with the… more »

Sep 11, 2016

3Digi Gov with Hobbywing V3 ESC

The 3Digi has recently received a fully functioning governor with firmware/software V1.2.  Make sure you go to www.3Digi.de/en and click downloads.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and download the newest version of the terminal software.  When you attempt to connect your 3Digi to the terminal software it will tell you firmware is outdated… more »

Feb 9, 2016

Throttle calibration with the V-Control and HW 160A ESC

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to calibrate the throttle endpoints when using the HobbyWing 160A (or any HW ESC honestly) with the V-Control.  I should also note that if you want to use the autorotation bailout feature in the HW governor you need to set your Throttle Hold percentage to 30%. – Nick

Mar 2, 2015

ESC Cooling

There’s no question that heat and electrical components don’t get along and the cooler we can keep our ESC’s the better.  I’ve ran across more than one person who had an opportunity to keep their ESC a LOT cooler for no extra cost but didn’t even realize it.  Enter the “aluminum ESC tray”.  An aluminum… more »

Oct 24, 2014

How to trim your motor shaft

Big thanks to our friend and team SAB pilot Cris Trebbi for doing this tech-tip. Motor Shaft Trimming 101. So you’re almost done building that new heli, and you just can’t wait for the maiden flight. But you install the motor only to find that the shaft is just a bit too long for a… more »

Oct 14, 2014

VBar Gov w/ CC ESC Autorotation Bailout – No Idle

Setting up the CC ESC’s in conjunction with the VBar governor is pretty straight forward unless you want to enable the autorotation feature WIHOUT idling the motor. Here’s a step-by-step procedure for getting the autorotation bailout setup with no idle. *NOTE* For some reason this combination of settings/hardware will not appear to function when bench… more »

Apr 5, 2014

iKon Electric Governor Setup

I’ve received a ton of inquires about the iKon internal gov and it seems to be a bit of a confusion when it comes to the setup.  I’ve included some step-by-step procedures here for setting up the iKon internal governor with a Castle Creations ESC and a Scorpion ESC.  The Scorpion would should apply ver… more »

Nov 18, 2012

SK540 Governor with CC ESC

I’m not going to promise that this will work but it’s worked on mine and one other persons heli that we tried it on so it’s worth a shot. This is for using a CC ESC in the SK’s gov mode. I’ll start off by saying that if you put the CC in MulitRotor mode… more »

Oct 31, 2012

Ferrite Rings on ESC’s: What Do They Do and How Can You Use Them?

A quick note to clarify the need for and use of ferrite rings… The ferrite ring acts as a common-mode, inductive filter of the high-frequency noise produced by the switching of the MOSFET’s inside of the ESC. Basically, it prevents the AC current fluctuations inherent in MOSFET switching from progressing beyond the ring itself (it… more »