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Recommendations for FC/ESC setup

Discussion in 'General Technical Talk' started by Squiggle, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Squiggle

    Squiggle Member

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    Hey everyone, I’ve been using my Racerstar StarF3S for a bit now & after a couple of incidents with a tree(my race gates) I had an issue with the artificial horizon on the OSD turning 90degrees cause the drone to try to fly sideways & causing me to crash more often(yes I was in horizon mode & I know I need to learn to fly acro but I’m still not very confident flying through my gates in acro). I had a big crash & the quad rolled into the creek in my paddock, good thing was that the battery flew off before the quad hit the water & after spending a few days in a bag of rice I powered it up & everything works fine ........sort of. I’m still not confident the horizon problem won’t reoccur so what I’m wondering is what are your recommendations for a new FC/ESC & is it better to get individual units, AIOs or a complete flytower/stack unit?
     
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    Trying to fly gates in horizon is extremely difficult imo. Just take the plunge and go to acro. Take it slow and easy you will pick it up in a day.
    What are you flying?
     
  3. Squiggle

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    Yeah I definitely have to suck it up & go acro all the time, I’ve got a Martian II 215mm
     
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  4. Squiggle

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    So I’ve been looking around & im tossing up between a Eachine StackX or a Hobbywing Xrotor FC/ESC stack, anybody know about these?

    Also, tell me what you have & how you rate it, I’m keen to get some feedback on what people are using & what they think of it. :)
     
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    The HGLRC stacks are pretty good right now.
     
  6. Squiggle

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    Yeah I was looking at their stack but it’s only 20mm square & my quad is 30.5mm, are there adapters available for that? Maybe I could get one 3D printed.
     
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    Yeah, catalyst machineworks sells one I think. Probably brain3d would have one.
     
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    I think HGLRC have a 30mm 40A ESC/FC AIO now too
     
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    BrainFPV Radix and Hobbywing X-Rotor 4-in-1 ESC. You will NOT be disappointed
    RADIX - brainfpv
     
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