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Old 09-23-2022, 06:44 AM
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I got the calibration now with the transmitter. It was definitely my own stupid mistake. But the setup card is still doing nothing. So this two problems seem not to correlate to each other. I will try to update the software. Honestly I have also no other ideas anymore. Thank you for the tip.
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Old 09-23-2022, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Sabatatsch View Post
Hi,
I got the calibration now with the transmitter. It was definitely my own stupid mistake. But the setup card is still doing nothing. So this two problems seem not to correlate to each other. I will try to update the software. Honestly I have also no other ideas anymore. Thank you for the tip.
I think if you update the firmware for the box, then it will work with the esc. Depending what firmware version your box is, if the esc has a newer version than the card, that could be why it wonít work, but does work for your older escís.
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Old 09-28-2022, 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by geeunit1014 View Post
I think if you update the firmware for the box, then it will work with the esc. Depending what firmware version your box is, if the esc has a newer version than the card, that could be why it wonít work, but does work for your older escís.
Hi, you were totally right. ESC was an firmware version 5 and setup-card on 4.4. After the update it works perfectly fine now. Thanks for the advice.
Would have been nice from Orca when they would mention this with one sentence in their manual.

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Old 10-16-2022, 05:27 AM
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Anyone running the ORCA Blinky Pro?

Good,Bad,Ugly?

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Old 10-16-2022, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by SwampDog32 View Post
Anyone running the ORCA Blinky Pro?

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Depends what motor you run this ESC with. I have 3 of them all running 13.5T motors on Touring cars and FF. They are great when it works up till the point when it doesnt. All of them stopped working within 6 months. Plenty of people have the same problem. A local track had an spec race running this ESC and plenty of people all report the same thing where the ESC just stopped working. Im suspecting the no fan design of the ESC overheated the internals and prematurely killed it. I still have 1 left running my F1 with 21.5T motor and so far its still working. Probably because the F1 doesnt get much track time as other, but also the low current draw of the 21.5T motor and low demand running a F1 car.

If you want something that would last, I would either pick Orca's full on race ESC or Hobbywing's Xerun Stock spec ESC. They are at least twice the price as the blinky pro and you need a program card to go with it, but I rather pay a little more for something thats guaranteed to work instead of finding out your ESC randomly died in the middle of your race day and scramble to find a back up ESC or ending your day.
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Originally Posted by disaster999 View Post
Depends what motor you run this ESC with. I have 3 of them all running 13.5T motors on Touring cars and FF. They are great when it works up till the point when it doesnt. All of them stopped working within 6 months. Plenty of people have the same problem. A local track had an spec race running this ESC and plenty of people all report the same thing where the ESC just stopped working. Im suspecting the no fan design of the ESC overheated the internals and prematurely killed it. I still have 1 left running my F1 with 21.5T motor and so far its still working. Probably because the F1 doesnt get much track time as other, but also the low current draw of the 21.5T motor and low demand running a F1 car.

If you want something that would last, I would either pick Orca's full on race ESC or Hobbywing's Xerun Stock spec ESC. They are at least twice the price as the blinky pro and you need a program card to go with it, but I rather pay a little more for something thats guaranteed to work instead of finding out your ESC randomly died in the middle of your race day and scramble to find a back up ESC or ending your day.
Thank you for the great response. Iíve always been a person to NOT run whatever else is. Definitely not trying to be cheap.
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I never tried the blinky pro, but I did test the oe101 and never had any issues with it. The 101 is a step in between the BP and the OE1. I never found any real on track laptime difference between the OE1 and the 101, just a difference in the feeling, which is why I choose to use the OE1. I still keep the 101 as a Backup or if someone at my track wants to try them.
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