Castle Creations discussion All things Castle

Question Phoenix-10 rapid beeping, then will start?

Old 03-03-2010, 02:47 AM
Past President of PSSF
Thread Starter
Wildflyer's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lacey WA, 1 mile E of Mushroom Corner
Posts: 2,195
Question Phoenix-10 rapid beeping, then will start?

I have a Phoenix-10 hooked to a Little Screamer motor. I don't know exactly what model of motor it is, I was just told it was a LS.

I downloaded the latest Castle software for both my link & the ESC, and installed both.

Here's the problem; on 7.4 v after I arm the ESC, at absolute low stick, every thing is quiet, when I try to advance throttle, I get a series of very rapid beeps, and the prop just bouncing back and forth, about 1/2", then at 1/2 to 3/4 stick it suddenly starts spinning, sometimes it takes full throttle stick, then it starts.

On 11.1 it starts a little better but not like my other motors, still beeps, and takes 1/4-1/2 stick before it will start turning.

What do I adjust to make the motor start reliably? In the air I can't finger start it like I can on the bench, when it is beeping.

Wildflyer is offline  
Old 03-03-2010, 07:09 AM
Look out for that tree!!!
Larry3215's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gig Harbor, Wa USA
Posts: 7,061

Your problem could be caused by several things.

Most likely is a bad connection between the esc and motor. Could be a bad solder joint or a bad connector or a short inside the motor or a broken motor wire. All of them will cause your problem.

It could also be your trying to run a prop thats too big for that motor. It would help a lot if you knew which LS motor you had. Different LS motors need to run on very different sized props.

The "jet" motors are designed to run on very small props - in the 4" range - and the denovo series on some what larger props - 8" max on 3S. What size prop are you running on it now?

It could also be a setting in the controller. What settings are you using for PWM and timing?
Your motor will probably run best on low timing and 8khz PWM.

Do you know how many amps its pulling at full throttle?
Larry3215 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Motors and Speed Controllers for sale & WTB
12-11-2009 05:00 AM
Motors and Speed Controllers for sale & WTB
05-02-2009 04:51 AM
Motors and Speed Controllers for sale & WTB
05-02-2009 04:20 AM
Flight Simulators
06-26-2008 05:57 PM
Motors and Speed Controllers for sale & WTB
05-29-2008 08:18 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Quick Reply: Question Phoenix-10 rapid beeping, then will start?

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

Page generated in 0.08297 seconds with 12 queries