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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Motor problems

From: Reto Büttner
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Motor problems
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 17:17:36 +0200

Hi Nathan,

do you have all electrical connections right, as described in:

Make sure you have your ESC only connected with the PWM signal to the
TWOG. You must not connect it with the plus and it is not recommended
to connect the minus (ground loop).

Cheers and good luck,

2011/4/2 Nathan Scot Sandoval <address@hidden>:
> Hi all,
> I am currently working on a University paparazzi project at the University
> of Arizona and I am trying to just get a basic plane in the air. I have all
> the components I need and I have tested most of my components and they are
> working. However, I have a problem with my motor. Anytime I connect my speed
> controller to the TWOG and then power the TWOG and Speed controller (and of
> course the other end of the speed controller is connected to the motor), the
> TWOG begins to heat up rapidly. One of my TWOGs actually burned up from
> being powered on for about 30 seconds while connected to the speed
> controller. I  currently powering both the speed controller and the TWOG
> from the same battery. My speed controller is a 40-Amp Lite Pro SB Brushless
> ESC. (I am not terribly experienced, but I wonder if my motor is just too
> big/ drawing too much power?) Any ideas for how to solve this overheating
> problem?
> thanks!
> Nathan
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