Programming Functions: Battery Type: Lipo /NiXX Brake: On / Off Voltage Protection: Low / Mid / High Protection mode: Reduce power / Cut off power Timing: Auto / High / Low Startup: Fast / Normal / Soft PWM Frequency: 8k / 16k Helicopter mode: Off / 5sec / 15sec (Start up delay)
Note: User manual can be downloaded from the files Tab.
Thanks for the advice, I also eventually got it to work with a slightly different procedure. I reduced the throttle trim tab down to minimum (it was at the middle position before), then went through the usual procedure. I lowered the throttle to minimum after the second 4 beeps, and left it for a longer time before powering down the ESC. It still did not return to operating mode until after I power cycled the ESC, but this time the brake was on. I think maybe it was the throttle trim position that made the difference. I have noticed that some ESC's have a different throttle zero position when they power up (on one Birdie unit I have the throttle comes on at about 10% when the throttle trim tab is at the middle position), so maybe it depends on the transmitter as well. I am using a Spectrum DX5e in this case.
Anyone have any success in programming this thing using the transmitter? I followed the instructions in the manual to turn the brake on, and it seems to be working (i.e., cycles through the tones for each setting and gives the confirmation tone when the throttle is lowered as described in the manual) but does not return to operational mode after the confirmation tone. If I cycle the power to the ESC it works again, but all settings are default (no brake). I have two of these and they both behave the same, so it must be an issue with the programming procedure. Any ideas?
Ok I found the problem. On the first set of 4 beeps return throttle to 0% to calibrate the ESC so it knows what 0% is! Then try the brake. If it still does not work, go back into program mode and on the second set of 4 beeps move the throttle stick to zero to enable the brake! took me hours to figure this out! But I am a noob!