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Hurricane 425 Discussion and support of the Gaui Hurricane 425


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Old 12-03-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Default ESC for 425 / 550

Hi Guys,

I really need your help. I am trying to understand what is the best option for my bird from the follow ESC (I am ready to purchase it ASAP):

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Speed-Control

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Speed-Control

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Brushless-ESC

Could you please give me your best advice
Thanks a lot guys, as always

ps My heli config are:

Basic kit Gaui Hurricane 425 (in future extend to 550)
Motor: Hyperion HP-HS3026-1210
Gyro: Spartan Quark
ESC: Castle Creations Phoenix
BEC: Built in 5A
Servo's:
- Cyclic: Hyperion HP-DS20-FMD
- Tail: Hyperion HP-DS20x-GCD
Batteries: 1x6Sx2650mah 35C
Transmitter and receiver: Spectrum DX6i combo with receiver AR6200
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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The Ice2 HV80 would only be necessary if you planned to upgrade to a 12s power system.

I have the Ice 75 on my 550mm bladed hurricane and it got rather hot when I was using the same motor you listed. On an 85 degree F day it would register 140 or even 150 degrees F. Moving it to a better location with more airflow did help a bit. I only do sport flying and some FFF.

If you are planning on doing any 3d flying, definitely the Ice 100.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:37 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot kavic5150.
the castle recommended ESCs for heli setups said the same ICE 100, that is why I have misunderstanding when someone here has an experience with 75 or 80.

What about the BEC.
The castle said that the internal Phoenix Ice BEC is not recommended on Helis with blades larger than 425mm. Helis larger than the Trex 500 need an external BEC as the larger servos pull in excess of 2 amps each which will put the internal Phoenix Ice BEC over the 5 amp peak limit rating. The CC BEC PRO is the best solution Castle offers for these larger models.
Should I buy the separate BEC in case of ICE 100, it is already included but castle not recommended and if so, the CC or CC Pro?
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:58 AM   #4
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I use this on my 550 Hurricane and also on a Trex 500 - one with a BEC (T500) and using teh internal BEC on the Gaui - both work fine (both FBL).

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ontroller.html

I got mine on a Buddy code for $26 !!

Alternatively this should work, but I've not tried it ...
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ontroller.html

They are a clone of the YGE ESC and have an excellent governor
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:29 PM   #5
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CC bec pro would be ok. However some have had problems with them. Mostly when they use 12s power systems.

I have one of these on the Protos:

http://helidirect.com/western-robotics-hercules-bec-high-current-p-4666.hdx

its been flawless so far, always runs cool.
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