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O.k this post concerns problems with a pico stick plane but the symtoms maybe commom to all. I started to fly my stick with new e-tech 2 cell 700mah batts, (thats if you could call it flying)trying to teach myself. Anyhow I was getting used to it when the kids wanted a go, you know what its like,"come on dad give us a go" After using two 700mah batts we called it a day everything fine. Next time on the same fully charged batts, no power. wouldnt pull the skin off a rice pudding. Knowing the "kids" left the throttle fully on when it came to ground before, I supected the motor to be burnt out, so I replaced it. Still no power. The speed control works but the motor only revs to about half speed. Putting the batt straight onto the motor gives the same effect,half speed. Using a 7 cell 250 mah nicad gives same effect. What could change from one day to next? and the kids, sorry me were flying so well.
that is most peculiar, i would at first have said the etecs were over discharged, but now you say that the same thing happens with 250 nicads....... seeing as you have replaced everything else in the power chain, all i suggest you do is try a new ESC you can get an ICS 50 for about £12 - £14 from sussex model centre, don't give up on the picostick it is fairly small but can lift quite a bit of weight and is great fun to fly /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
Funny thing is, it speeds up as normal but not to full power. I thought if the ESC had failed it wouldnt work at all. I must admit it has me baffled. al
try connecting the battery directly to the motor, you should be able to hear a power difference! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
I tryed that and I couldnt hear any differance in noise or speed. It is a new motor from a butterfly indoor flyer which looks the same as a gws motor.
There are two voltage types of that motor, sounds like you have a different one from the butterfly
Think they do a 7.2 AND 10V versions. If you run the 7.2 on two cells it will run faster than the 10v version.
Well I have found out that the new motor from the butterfly slowflyer kit is little more than useless. Its only just about good enough for the butterfly,but try and use it on a pico stick and theres not enough power in it. I have fitted a new GWS motor and even before I fly it it is pulling twice as strong, and it sounds a lot louder. So the moral of this story is make sure you get the correct motor and dont think its the right one because it looks the same. Roll on the blue skys and lets get back up there, /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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