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ESC New Trex500x Set Up

L Moore

New Member
I am building and setting up a brand new Align Trex500X. My question has to do with the ESC. I am using a Ikon 2 BT, Spektrum Remote Receivers(SPM9745), stock Align motor, and the stock Align RC-BL80A, I have noticed this ESC can be "programmed" with different parameters. My question is - Does it need to be programmed at all ? Are the default settings from the factory sufficient for my BOX stock Trex500X ?

Thanks for any input.
Lester
 

Tony

Administrator
Staff member
Default setting will get you by and should be safe for the motor and electronics. I would double check the voltages though. And if I remember correctly, the Align ESC is just a hobbywing unless this is an older kit.
 

Admiral

Well-Known Member
That model ESC is a re-badged HW and will work fine with the Align motor, it can be programmed using the HW LCD Program box but I would only worry about that if you were running a Scorpion motor which has a lower timing.
 

L Moore

New Member
I appreciate the feedback. Yes, this is a brand new kit just received from Powerheli 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure how to check the voltage Tony. ????
 

L Moore

New Member
The servos in this kit are HV servos. I guess, my main concern is if they are getting "Enough" voltage. Is it possible that the ESC is set at 5V default ? and that is NOT enough ?
 

RandyDSok

Well-Known Member
I know that 5v used to be the standard, so I don't see why it has changed ... I'd assume it is 5v unless you read it differently
 

L Moore

New Member
I know that 5v used to be the standard, so I don't see why it has changed ... I'd assume it is 5v unless you read it differently

It sounds like I may need to purchase the programming box and adjust the voltage up a bit. As the specifications on these DS530M and DS535m servos show torque and speed values for 6.0 Volts and 8.4 Volts.
 

D.O.G.

Well-Known Member
Goblin 380 Supporter
It sounds like I may need to purchase the programming box and adjust the voltage up a bit. As the specifications on these DS530M and DS535m servos show torque and speed values for 6.0 Volts and 8.4 Volts.

If I was you I would purchases the programming box and adjust accordingly. The box is always handy to have.
 

Tony

Administrator
Staff member
To check the voltage, I would just use a volt meter. Simple and fast.

But definitely get the program box. I was thinking as Keith stated, that it was just a rebranded hobbywing.

And Randy, times are a changin'. 6v is the new 5v and like Moore posted, most servos these days are "HV" and take 8.4v. More power, More speed!! lol.
 

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