sidewinder sv2 issues... SUCCESS! page 3

joe

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Joe,

I was talking about the Castle Clod guy's setup. Not yours.
yeah, i thought so, Jon.
but i think Jerry was asking to see ours (the ones with issues) to see if something stood out.
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jt84

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Has anyone tried a older version of firm ware on there esc. i was having the same issue with mine sv2's went back to an older version and it went completly away, just a thought.
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ZRP_Racing

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Has anyone tried a older version of firm ware on there esc. i was having the same issue with mine sv2's went back to an older version and it went completly away, just a thought.
justin
What version of firmware are you running?
 

jt84

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Not shure I would have to check when I get home, it was like one or two versions back ,I was having the same issues as you all cogging horribly till about 1/4 throttle hope this helps some.
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24-7rc

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sv2

i have been running my sv2 for a long time i have no cogging, the only thing i had an issue with was i had the spektrum pro radio couldnt get the truck to do nothing i had to turn my throttle end points all the way to 150 percent after that it has been fine. i run 1 battery through both systems, if you need pics please let me know
 

joe

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Not shure I would have to check when I get home, it was like one or two versions back ,I was having the same issues as you all cogging horribly till about 1/4 throttle hope this helps some.
Justin
i dont have cogging... i have nothing.

i have been running my sv2 for a long time i have no cogging, the only thing i had an issue with was i had the spektrum pro radio couldnt get the truck to do nothing i had to turn my throttle end points all the way to 150 percent after that it has been fine. i run 1 battery through both systems, if you need pics please let me know
i would like a pic of your setup.
so far, you sound like you have the closest setup to what i have.
im running a spektrum dx3r. ill check my endpoints.
 

snow walker

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My spektrum dx3e would not link up at all. I went back to my flysky and after reversing the throttle it works fine. But on 2 packs.
 

24-7rc

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Radio linking

When I binded my receiver to my radio I used a standard receiver pack, binded it, then I programmed each esc seperate, I plugged one esc in at a time to the receiver to program the esc, with those done I hooked my traxxas y harness up cut one red wire and it was perfect. I first had to call castle to figure the end point out for throttle they told me to max it out on mine it was 150 percent, because my esc would not program at all until I did that.
 
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Weird... I had no binding issues at all.

I also tried maxxing the endpoint (150) and no dice still.
 

joe

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got an answer from CC:

If you are getting all three lights flashing when they are Yed together but they work individually the problem is the signal for the throttle channel in your receiver is not strong enough to power both ESCS at the same time. This is not an ESC problem. The usual way to set these up is to plug one into the throttle channel, the other into the aux channel and slave the aux channel off of the throttle channel. This way you have separate signal leads for each ESC. There are receivers that can power both ESCS off of one channel but we do not have a list of which will work and which won?t. Depending on which radio system you have, you might need to change radios if the one you have does not have an aux channel or a receiver that can control two ESCS.

You do not need to disable on BEC by removing the red LED if you are using the onboard BEC, but most users with heavy mutli servo vehicles like the Claude Buster disable both BECS and use a separate, more powerful BEC like the 10 amp CC-BEC to get the maximum performance out of their servos.

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Bernie Wolfard
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looks like this will work with my dx3r...
 

joe

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yeah, i wonder what that was?
maybe he replied form a smart phone with auto correct or something.
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joe

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most likely. we've been discussing this for months!
and so far ive seen no proof of anyone running this setup on a single pack.
 

KingClod27

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I was considering ordering these to run off of 1 battery too, i think im gonna wait until you hear something back.
 

Mo'

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I just don't understand how a weak signal could not run both ESC's. Its not like they should be drawing some insane amount of power off the signal wire.. should they?



I wonder what's so special about the new sidewinders compared to the older ones and every other ESC on the market that stops them from working together.
 

joe

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Yeah... I don't get it.
when I get home I'll test it out and report back.
 

Jerry Matoon

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If I had the money right now and could justify the purchase I would pick a couple SV2's up to mess around with......

I did want to see a picture of your guys setups to see if anything stood out to me, as for the Tx/Rx question I was curious how many were running the 3rd channel if they had a 3ch Rx as opposed to a y-harness. I don't use the y-harness myself in any of my 2 esc trucks. If it is 4ws then i use a reverser on the rear servo.

But for the life of me I cannot understand how they can opperate independent of one another then as soon as you fire up both it goes haywire. especially if you are running voltage hungry servo(s).

Jerry
 

monsterjamman24

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I just don't understand how a weak signal could not run both ESC's. Its not like they should be drawing some insane amount of power off the signal wire.. should they?



I wonder what's so special about the new sidewinders compared to the older ones and every other ESC on the market that stops them from working together.

I sorta agree with this, my opinion is, if there was this "signal" issue why didn't it show up in the original sidewinders? I sorta feel this is a point the blame on something else instead of manning up and accepting they changed something and theres a need for them to try and fix it. I have never had a problem with my original sidewinders cogging and I sure as h*** am not going to upgrade my radio just to run sv2's(if mine wasnt compatablie for a aux channel, which i think mine is)
 
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