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.
The Red Brick ESCs have been engineered with heat dissipation in mind. featuring twin heat sinks, the Red Brick ESCs are slightly larger than many ESCs in their class, however this compromise in size is aimed at assisting to eliminate the problems associated with over heating.
Specs. Max Amps: 25A Ubec: 5v / 2A Cells: 2~3s Lipoly Size: 48mm x 8mm 26mm Weight: 20g (Inc Wires)
I get a weird problem with these on my tricopter. Basically, I arm the flight contoller (i86) and one of the motors doesn't beep. It sort of stutters and if I hold it then it beeps. It takes off then that motor cuts out and the tri falls. I did some playing: the motor works fine with its ESC not going through the flight board. I changed the motor and went through the flight board, same problem. I then switched two of the ESCs and motors (effectively switching the front two arms of the tri) and same problem. Then suddenly the other two motors did the stuttering thing and now none of them power up at all through the flight board. What's more, I switched flight boards and the same problem!! I resoldered EVERY connector and still problems. Is it my battery? It seems weird. It hasn't been charge for a while as I don't have a charger at the moment but I havent used the battery and my multimeter says that the battery is at 7.5v which is basically full for a 2S right? So I have no idea what is going wrong. Any help VERY MUCH APPRECIATED :/
ashwin, you will need a USBasp device, the kkmulticopter flash tool (software interface), and the socket adapter to flash atmel chips. I've been flashing all my ESCs with SimonK for multirotors except for the ones with the smaller SiLabs chips because the socket doesnt fit on those.