im not too sure but i was pretty sure yesterday when i tested my boat in the pool to make sure direction was correct and wired correctly of course and thought it reversed for me, maybe im trippin haha, but today i went to try it after doin some more sealing work and no reverse for sure. now in the instruction manual i see nothin about reverse, you would think that this esc for a boat would have reverse, anybodies help would be greatly appreciated. so just tell me if im wrong or right trippin or thinkin properly, does the cheep cheep birdie got reverse?
I was running a 36mm 2600kv Motor on 2cell 50c. ESC only lasted 5min before it exploded in two big puffs of smoke. 70amp should have been enough.. I think this ESC isn't correctly waterproofed. The heat peals up the sealant (you can see this happen on the wires near the chip board when you solder on the plugs). Fun while it lasted....
2 things could have happened to make your motor emit smoke. 1 / Prop was to big. 2/ A 3180kv motor will draw at least 64 amps and beyond. Rule number one when choosing a ESC. Lower the motor kv rating lower the amp on esc required. Higher the motor KV higher the esc amp required. But at the end of the day what you pay for is what you get.
In that case the amperage of the ESC was not enough as running under no load you need to do it for less than a minute and not at full throttle. I would check all your cables to check if they are correctly soldered. A power circuit sounds like what the problem maybe. When choosing a ESC I add 30% of amp of what the motor draws. I.e Motor draws 60amps then you need at least 90amp ESC. Cheers
impressed. quite big piece. good water radiator. only 103 grams with XT60 (not included) and 3,5mm pins for motor (not included). ESC comes with Hitec plug and ferromagnetic ring on radio cable. overall size 95x41mm (without cables). power cable 12AWG 10cm long, motor cable 14AWG 6,5 cm long.