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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jeffruby, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. jeffruby

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    I am following this forum like a hawk....and playing around with my cheap in house drone practicing.

    In anticipation of buying a phantom.....can anyone elaborate on what exactly the "esc" stands for and what the issue is.....should I wait on purchasing a phantom?

    thanks
     
  2. QYV

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    ESC is "Electronic Speed Controller"... it's a little board (there are 4 of them, one for each motor) that sits inbetween the mainboard/flight computer, and the motor itself. it basically controls how fast the motor spins.

    I'm not understanding your context about waiting on a Phantom purchase related to ESCs. Perhaps some confusion about how the new "V2.0" Phantom 2 (non-Vision series) has upgraded motors and ESCs?
     
  3. jeffruby

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    Oh, I thought I read somewhere there was an esc problem on v3 Phantom vision2
     
  4. Narrator

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    This is pretty helpful:

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22CpRl2_TRI[/youtube]
     
  5. QYV

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    ah ok. I'm focused on the NON-Vision series Phantom 2s, and have never heard about an issue like that with the ESCs.
     
  6. Narrator

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    There are comments about the P2V+ and ESC issues. A search will bring several up.

    Meanwhile....

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezNo3Tt7ur8[/youtube]
     
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    Oh wow, thanks you for that upload! Learned a few new things from that video and have a couple of projects to work on when I get into microprocessors.