The HobbyKing Red Brick ESCs wont win first place for style, though they will take top points for simplicity and reliability. With a basic set of programming features these ESCs are a perfect solution for anyone looking for a basic yet robust speed controller.
Specs. Max Amps: 50A Ubec: 5v / 3A Cells: 2~3s Lipoly Size: 47mm x 9mm x 33mm Weight: 29g (Inc Wires)
I flashed mine with SimonK to use on multirotor aircraft. I needed one for my F-22 pusher prop so I used one of the extras I have. It did fine and then I flashed it too with SimonK. It did Great then. More power but when the plane starts to slow, you need to land or risk over drawing your battery. There is no battery protection with SimonK but I tend to land anyway when my power starts to diminish. With this setup, my plane takes to the sky very fast.
I received the ESC and connected it to my receiver, motor, and battery. Waited for the initialization to complete. Then tried to give it a little throttle to check if it is working, and it made a "pop" sound, followed by a bunch of smoke. When I try to return the item, they want a video of it. Well as you can imagine, it's already fried, and not going to show anything if I video it.
I have just received the 50 amp did all the programing .there was not a bleep even with the first connection. the esc gets warm that the only sign of life. It arrived without instructions but found the sight on the computer. contacted hobbyking and was told to make video for them.They do not like to handle returns.becides post from nz is not worth the cost .any suggestions.why wont it bleeeep
I had the same problem. But when tried the programming instructions, (There's a file just "manual" 64 kb for SUPPO Speed Controller Programming Instructions) it worked. Instructions are quite straight forward and hope you'll get the same result as me.
10 thumbs up!
I bought this esc after downloading the manual from the Files section and making sure it has the Brake function required for my Sailplane.
1- The manual that comes with the ESC is completely different from the downloaded manual: only 3 programming options versus the extended option fron the downloaded manual
2- The manual specifies 3 time beep per option. The Esc only has 2 time beep per option.
3- The manual shows how to change the Brake (third and last option). There is NO BRAKE.
4- I now have doubt whether the Battery selection option 2 for LiPo is working. I won't risk a fire is this option is not activated as per my programming as in the Brake option
In conclusion: misrepresentation of product. Value is bad since Price Shipping $ and it cannot be used.
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8 thumbs up!
Tried this one this yesterday: very deceiving. I measured 44 amps at home and during the flight, after a while, the engine stops with a noise. Lowering throttle to minimum then back to original position the engine restarts, but this is not healthy. I have been borrowed today a HK 40/50 Amps without BEC and it worked fine in the same conditions.
I checked the programming option to be 200pcnt sure : very simplified. Only 3 choices : NimH, Lipo and Break. The provided owner's manual was not so clear but fits the ESC possibilites.
I did not check user's reviews before purchasing, I should have.. Only 10 USD, but for me 10 USD thrown away...
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7 thumbs up!
Can't give this zero score, if I could I would. Connected it up servo worked OK but motor would not turn..... Tested the motor with another ESC so my red brick ESC is duff. As like others mention on here not worth the postage to return.... but I'd steer well clear of these in future.
Very fast delivery to Austria (11 days), but: like other people have written already this is a faulty esc. In my case it never operated, only three beeps in the beginning. I have a lot of esc, the turnigy (plush) esc are the better choice. Not worth the postage to return.
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6 thumbs up!
Bought it as a spare for my main Turnigy Trust 55A.
It stopped working after a couple of flights whereas the Turnigy is working non-stop. I won't be buying any more Red Bricks, I should have supposed why it had such a large heatsink > bad design (or I got a faulty one)