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Old 02-28-2010, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default ESC FIRMWARE DAMAGE AND SOLUTION

As The most Important today is Firmware related to ESC

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http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...hread-180.html


Firmware is the most important thing inside ESC, so This is it
Problem,Case,Solution Report is Required.

we may see some Factory had the solution, hope it can be followed by others Factory.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:18 AM   #2
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Castle Creation Mamba Firmware Damage Report
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1168214

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While upgrading Castle Link lost the connection to the ESC in step 3. I can read the ESC config, Castle Link tells firmware 1.22 but the ESC does not work any more. BEC works but the ESC does not initialize... Downflashing does not work...
until now user will still have to sent esc back to castle.
this is another evidence, where user can't reflash their esc.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:22 PM   #3
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The latest Firmware Damaged Unsolved
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The latest evidence Firmware bug with reflash solution
TEKIN by TOPAS 09.11.2009

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It is very disapointing to receive a set (with the hotwire link) in beta stage. (My CD included with the hotwire link was EMPTY !). I had to download the Hotwire program from the Tekin homepage ! Everytime I start the program an error message pops up that this version (the newest) probably won´t work with the esc and some values were out of range ... very strange !

Now I have a brand new set which doesn´t work and I have to pay a high amount to send it back to the USA . (I am from germany)
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click on the "view versions" tab in the hotwire, and "update esc" this will reflash the firmwire on the esc....

it should fix the problem

http://www.rc-monster.com/forum/show...t=21190&page=6


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Old 03-02-2010, 11:17 PM   #4
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I definitely agree with you that this is a problem. One thing to keep in mind, is that manufacturers still have a lot to learn from this "first generation" of upgradable/configurable products. The current software interfaces are very basic. Hopefully the software and overall user experience will improve as the products mature.
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I see some things never change. When I started in electric helisback in 2003, Castle was my first choice for ESCs. After burning up three in a row while never leaving the ground, I gave up on them. I will say this in their defense: They did honor their warranty with no questions asked. However, after the third one, I sold the replacement on eBay and switched brands.

Now that I am going to try my luck at cars, I thought I'd give them another go. After reading this thread I doubt it.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:51 PM   #6
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Default speed Passion Firmware Damaged2

The latest Firmware Damaged Unsolved
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The latest evidence Firmware bug with reflash solution
TEKIN by TOPAS 09.11.2009



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http://www.rc-monster.com/forum/show...t=21190&page=6


The Best Method Firmware Damaged With Solution
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Latest News Speed Passion Firmware Damage 2 Unsovled.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/7072869-post2711.html
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:42 PM   #7
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Default Latest News Speed Passion Firmware Damage 3 Unsolved

The latest Firmware Damaged Unsolved
Losi Excelorin
Castle Creation
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The latest evidence Firmware bug with reflash solution
TEKIN by TOPAS 09.11.2009



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http://www.rc-monster.com/forum/show...t=21190&page=6


The Best Method Firmware Damaged With Solution
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Latest News Speed Passion Firmware Damage 2 Unsolved.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/7072869-post2711.html

until now The Speed Passion Product Has not returned Yet.
it's been 2 Month Of Repair, since 20 April.
And King Golden (Speed Passion) don't have abilities to Reflash firmware.
to recovered the Firmware Damaged.
Note: the Hardwares is no Problem. only Software(firmware) damaged.
Speed Passion did not accept Warranty.
and they send it back to the factory in China,
there they either offer a CPU Replacement for the solution, for
unbroken CPU, only to replace the Firmware (Software).
(Ridiculous).
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And how many times is it user induced error?
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And how many times is it user induced error?
I can venture to say above 99%
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I can venture to say above 99%
Whatever the percentage may be, the only alternative is not to have firmware upgrades that would then mean 100% of these ESC's needing replacement. Surely no one would really argue that firmware upgrades don't benifit the racer?
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Whatever the percentage may be, the only alternative is not to have firmware upgrades that would then mean 100% of these ESC's needing replacement. Surely no one would really argue that firmware upgrades don't benifit the racer?
They benefit the racer but not necessarily the racing.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:02 PM   #12
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Default Speed Passion Firmware Damage 3 Unsolved & Replaced

The latest Firmware Damaged Unsolved
Losi Excelorin
Castle Creation
Speed Passion (2) Cases.

The latest evidence Firmware bug with reflash solution
TEKIN by TOPAS 09.11.2009



whitrzac Solution is




http://www.rc-monster.com/forum/show...t=21190&page=6


The Best Method Firmware Damaged With Solution
Team Wave


Latest News Speed Passion Firmware Damage 2 Unsolved.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/7072869-post2711.html

until now The Speed Passion Product Has not returned Yet.
it's been 2 Month Of Repair, since 20 April.
And King Golden (Speed Passion) don't have abilities to Reflash firmware.
to recovered the Firmware Damaged.
Note: the Hardwares is no Problem. only Software(firmware) damaged.
Speed Passion did not accept Warranty.
and they send it back to the factory in China,
there they either offer a CPU Replacement for the solution, for
unbroken CPU, only to replace the Firmware (Software).
(Ridiculous).

Latest News Speed Passion Firmware Damage 3 Unsolved & Replaced.
a bit late that
2010-06-14 14:17 Final delivery

From Speed Passion KG HK,
the delivery takes only about 1 day shiping.
but the Services Process takes about 2 month
since 2010-04-20.

The result is, they replace it with the new ones with cost 25USD
per each, although there is no broken CPU since last time it was shipped,
to SpeedPassion at KG HK. and wasn't cause of burned.
this Warranty, ain't free.
So, the fact is they didn't able to fix the firmware (software),
unlike Team Wave that can do it your self (method).

but hey, they replace it all with a fresh ones.

So, Speed Passion After Sales Service is replacing the Controller and the LCDPRO with new one,... and still add additional parts included,
Which is good Point for Speed Passion Services.

Speed Passion Show us how they Solved this way for Damaged Firmware.
for 25.
*Note: 25USD is the price if you burn your controller or LCD.

Hope this will help all of our interest.
and my time to spend this will benefit all of us.
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