Now Available From Elite

New Falcon 145HV/SB Electronic Speed Control

The new Falcon 145HV/SW ESC by Elite is now in stock!

The Falcon product line represents advanced speed controllers for exclusive use in airplanes, drones, sailplanes or any kind of radio control application. With integrated telemetry and various possibilities of optional user configuration, the controllers offer high efficiency, low weight and precise motor control. The telemetry system in the Elite Falcon ESC lets you monitor in real time the Amperage (Amp), Voltage (V), and Capacity (mAh) consumed from the battery, ESC even calculates Power (W) output of the system. You can also measure the ESC Temperature and add external Motor Temperature and Propeller Positioning sensors. The Elite Falcon line of Brushless ESCs adds another revolutionary feature utilizing Backup Battery Integration. We have created a more robust hardware platform including increased cooling capability, smaller overall packaging, and selectable sensitivity to allow you to use any brushless motor that you choose. No matter which size you choose, the Elite Falcon series brushless speed controllers are right for your next project.

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Elite Quality Control Tests

All ESCs Tested Rigorously

Esprit Tech stands behind the quality of the products we sell. That is why quality control checks are important to us. At MAV Sense, all Elite Falcon Electronic Speed Controls are factory tested and must pass quality checks before they are shipped out. Each and every ESC undergoes a full spectrum calibration before leaving the manufacturer. The speed controls must pass quality checks in regard to voltage, amperage, used capacity, and temperature. Once these requirements are met, the ESC’s are then able to be shipped to their final destinations.

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Falcon Firmware Update 2.01

Heli/Governor Mode

The recent 2.01 Firmware updates for the Falcon Line of ESC’s now include a Heli/Governor mode! The speed controllers contain a fast and precise governor function. With many parameters available to program, you are able to precisely dial in the settings for your specific needs.

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*Manual PDF

Elite Falcon ESC Fan Configuration

Automatic Fan Control Connection

The Elite Falcon Electronic Speed Controllers 145/200/220 contains a driven output for the external fan (5V, up to 300mA). It is activated as soon as the controller temperature reaches 55°C. Take a look at the diagram below to see how it is properly connected.

Note: If the pins are misaligned, a result of the fan spinning backwards (connected one pin over) or the fan running continuously (connector is upside down) will occur.

New Addition To Falcon Line

Elite Falcon 145HV/SB – Kind of a BIG Deal!

We are excited to announce another addition to the already fantastic line of Falcon ESCs. The Elite Falcon 145HV/SB is an electronic speed controller with integrated telemetry (Jeti EX, HoTT, S.Bus2, PB) and a 15 amp BEC. In the lab, the Falcon 145HV has been pushed to its max. Test results showed it could withstand an electric current of up to 200 amps – this thing is nearly indestructible! These guys can also support a 12S battery set up.

We expect the Falcon 145HV to join our product lune around late June.

Flight School: Electronic Speed Controllers

How To Select What You Need

We learned about the different types of motors to choose, and what all those specifications were, now it is time to learn how to apply that information to selection of your electronic speed control (ESC).

An ESC is an electronic device that connects to your flight batteries and to your motor. The purpose of the ESC is to regulate the speed of the electric motor. In brushless motors, there is no communicator to adjust the poles inside the motor. Adjustment of the polarity in the poles is what causes the motor to spin. This is where the ESC comes in to the mix. The ESC can adjust motor polarity through its programming.

First thing is first, you must know what your motor is. Your motor must be selected with what you are flying in mind, as you will have minimum requirements based on the airplane (and equipment) chosen and your flying style. Once you have selected your motor, you can look for an ESC.

The first step is to find your current draw, measured in amps. Your current draw is the amount of amps your motor will pull through the ESC when in use. The ESC needs to be rated to handle the motors current draw, or it will overheat and burn up. Current draw will be listed in two configurations: burst and continuous. The burst rating is what the ESC can handle in short bursts, typically of around 10 seconds or less. The continuous rating will be the amount of current the ESC can handle continuously, over the flight. Keep in mind, there are several factors that can effect your current draw; Motor KV, prop size, and motor size.

The second thing that you want to look at is the input voltage rating. The voltage rating lets you know the maximum voltage, from your batteries, that the ESC can safely support. If you are putting a higher voltage through your ESC than intended, you can damage both the ESC and the Motor. The input voltage rating should match what your motor can handle as well.

Some ESC’s will have a BEC (battery eliminating circuit). This will convert the voltage down to a suitable voltage to power your receiver without needing an additional receiver battery pack. Others will be called OPTOs, which mean that the signal is transferred through an optically isolated (by light) circuit and will not carry power to the receiver.

Another thing to consider is your size and weight. Some applications have really tight dimensions (say in the nose of a sailplane) and you will need to find one that will squeeze in. Weight can also play a role in what you need. Typically the smaller ESC’s tend to have less efficient cooling, which can lead to overheating and burning up.

Overall, when choosing an ESC there are a few things to consider, but whatever your need, there is bound to be an electronic speed control for you! Some of the newer ESC’s also include telemetry functions that can measure multiple values like amperage, voltage, battery capacity consumed, and can calculate power output.

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Things Just Got a Bit Cooler

Falcon ESC Cooling Fan

We love our line of Falcon ESCs, so much so that they get run hard. So hard, that a little extra cooling adds a HUGE benefit.

Elite Falcon ESC Cooling Fan

The Elite Falcon ESC Cooling Fan improves air circulation and heat transfer even under less than ideal installation conditions. The cooling fan has a 5-8.4V operating range and consumption of 0.2-0.5A. Easily install the ESC Cooling Fan, with included installation hardware, by mounting the fan directly on top of the ESC.

Simply install the cooling fan to the top of the heat sink on the ESC and plug in a standard JR-type connector to any free channel of the receiver.

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