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Old 07-17-2011, 09:54 PM   #5641
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Hiya all.

I have been playing again............

Proof positive that you really have to want to blow up an xtreme stock ESC.

Well to cut a long story short, was cleaning out my ESC with can of air, oops dropped it into a pint glass of beer !!!!!

Took it out and decided it would be dead so took it to pieces, removed both parts of outer case, desoldered the mounting pins for the wires, desoldered the switch lead and the RX lead, took out the latex heat transfer mat and sat looking at the forlorn sight of two parts of the board and all the ancillary bits.

Was intending to try a clean wiring install on my new TA06 Pro so thought I would experiment on this supposed dead ESC (remember it's still dripping beer at this moment).

Dropped all the parts boards and all into a jug of brake cleaner (word for the wise don't put the bottom plastic case in or it goes light smokey blue); juggled it around a bit, blew all the bits off with can of air (beer glass well clear this time) shortened all the wires and put it back together again. Now it is really difficult (nigh impossible) to get the solder posts back through the holes without really heating up the ESC (so it got bloody hot so couldn't hold heatsink anymore).

Resoldered the Battery + and - and directly soldered the ABC to the board, resoldered the switch leads (short) and the RX lead (Very Short) clipped it all back together and plugged it in. Had forgotten to connect the Power Cap so decided to solder direct to the battery terminal 'corally's. Bright spark connected the Cap wrong way round and had big sparks and very burnt smell.

Resoldered (correctly this time) a new power Cap turned it on, reset up the radio and bugger me the thing is still working perfectly.

This was my first Xtreme Stock so has had a hard hard life but the lil blighter just keeps coming back for more !!!!!


See if anyone can beat THAT level of abuse with a Tekin

Only a mad Pom like you stuart would drop it in beer lol but it just goes to to show you that hobbywing has come a very long way not only in performance but also quality .

Keep up the great work just dont burn your house to the ground .lol

regards Angelo
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:22 PM   #5642
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Tekin users don't drink beer, that's where they win this little contest....
They don't have the time since they're spending all the time figuring out how to keep up XD
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:46 AM   #5643
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They don't have the time since they're spending all the time figuring out how to keep up XD


@cherry2blost,

1 more question, which I noticed in your picture.
Exactly how much beer did you consume?
Did you really have to take off your pants!

Most people I know use a pit towel.....
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:02 AM   #5644
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@cherry2blost,

1 more question, which I noticed in your picture.
Exactly how much beer did you consume?
Did you really have to take off your pants!

Most people I know use a pit towel.....
Beer and nakedness, what better for the British Summer !!!!

Nah lol was on my lap when I took the pic
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:28 AM   #5645
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Little known secret about electronics, you can drown just about anything, but if it's bone dry before you use it again, 90% of the time it will be fine.

Likewise caps swell/blow on stuff all the time from shorts and overloading, replace them and all sorts of electronic gear can come back to life.
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:48 AM   #5646
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Indoors on Carpet 518 is hard to beat for 13.5T.

Settings as follows

Boost Max
Turbo Max
Delay 0.3
Start RPM 3000
Supercharger Punch -5 or -6
FDR 7.0 to 8.0
(Hobbywing 13.5)

Similar performance on 211
Boost 40
Turbo 24
Slope 24
Delay 0.0
SC Punch 400
Start RPM 2000 to 4000
FDR 7.0 to 8.0

211 is easier on the motor if you are heavy handed.

Gearing is the key here, as with both firmwares you have to let the motor rev higher to get all the boost in this means moving away from the established 'norms' and thinking revs revs revs as I keep labouring on here the HW 13.5's LIKE TO REV they are NOT a torquey motor they are a screamer !!!
I am running on carpet but im using a GM 10.5. Its good to know that im not going mad. I'll get it changed back then.
Thanks for your help.
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UK News !!!!!

Brian Eldridge our own Driver has just finished 2nd in the Latest UK National Modified using Hobbywing ESC !!!!

Was so quick that there was conversations among the other drivers that there must be something illegal with his car.

Hobbywing is now officially quicker than Tekin, GM and Speedpassion / Orion ESC's.

Well done Brian !!!!
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UK News !!!!!

Brian Eldridge our own Driver has just finished 2nd in the Latest UK National Modified using Hobbywing ESC !!!!

Was so quick that there was conversations among the other drivers that there must be something illegal with his car.

Hobbywing is now officially quicker than Tekin, GM and Speedpassion / Orion ESC's.

Well done Brian !!!!
It's 3am and still working (Angelo you dope get a life) anyway congratulations Brian and stuart for the great result .
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We are chuffed to bits over here here's a quote from RaceChat.....

BRCA NATIONAL HALIFAX 16-17th JULY 2011.
Congratulations to Brian Eldridge on Qualifying 9th in the Modified A Final with his T.O.P. Photon and finishing 2nd in the A Final overall with 2 second places behind a very on form Andy Moore. Well done Brian .



Running a Hobbywing XERUN v2.1 120AMP ESC.
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Had my car running on wet track after rain with light drizzle still going on, three minutes later in the qualifier the car stopped going.

Back in the pits, disassembled the xerun 120a and blew it out with motor spray and it was working again!

However on my RS it went poof on me when I wired it up for brushed mode. Luckily the warranty was still valid.
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We are chuffed to bits over here here's a quote from RaceChat.....

BRCA NATIONAL HALIFAX 16-17th JULY 2011.
Congratulations to Brian Eldridge on Qualifying 9th in the Modified A Final with his T.O.P. Photon and finishing 2nd in the A Final overall with 2 second places behind a very on form Andy Moore. Well done Brian .



Running a Hobbywing XERUN v2.1 120AMP ESC.
Stuart what esc was Andy using ?
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Stuart what esc was Andy using ?

Am guessing the Orion/Hobbywing ?
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Am guessing the Orion/Hobbywing ?
Im pretty sure it was the New Prototype of the HPI /hobbywing 2.1v 120amp
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:53 AM   #5654
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Another question guys, but because this is the general HW software thread, and this thread is alive, I ask it here.

I've recently bought a 1/8 Xerun 150A with 2000kv combo, to put in one of my 1/8 on-road cars.
Where can I find what's the latest firmware for these big ESC's?


Never mind guys, found it.....
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:37 AM   #5655
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Im pretty sure it was the New Prototype of the HPI /hobbywing 2.1v 120amp
Saw it, looks gooood.

Well done to Brian on his result, his car was super dialed all weekend. Quick aswell!

There were quite a few Hobbywing ESCs in mod and in Pro-Stock. My result was nothing to shout about but I was very pleased with the Xtreme stock when I had my 1 dry run of the weekend!
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