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06/16/2008 at 8:51 pm #40888
I finally got my Jeti esc in the mail. Good old USPS lost the first one. I got the program card also, so I can try to set this thing up. I just read the instructions and my hair is standing on end. Is using this thing as difficult as it reads? Luckily I have a few days off now so I can try to figure it out. Anyone got any suggestions?
The instructions are written assuming I have an rc setup. I am going to use a Smoothie timer. Will that operate as a proxy for the rc unit? Where do you plug in all these little pins? I know this sounds like I am a dumbkopf, but this doesn’t make much sense at first read.06/17/2008 at 1:23 pm #45955Jim JenningsParticipant
Dohrm, a couple of questions: What kind of motor are you using, outrunner or not? What kind of batteries are you using, lipo or not? Answer these two questions and I will post an image of how your card should be jumpered. You will need to have the motor connected to the controller( no prop), the controller connected to the card, and then connect the battery. You will hear a beep and be finished.06/17/2008 at 7:27 pm #45956
I am using an outrunner motor, Lipo 3 cell pack, and a Smoothie. I note that the Jeti comes with all yellow leads to the motor. So, I guess it doesn’t matter what is plugged into what when you hook up the motor. All else looks pretty simple. Except for that card, and all those pins. I don’t even see where to plug ’em in. Once I get this figured out, I will feel like a rocket scientest. [Bob Thoren!]
I won’t ever be in his class, but it is amazing how dumb these things can make you feel. I comfort myself by remembering that anyone jumping into the cockpit of an MD11 or B777 would feel the same way, and I knew my way around those planes very well. So, there is probably hope for me.06/17/2008 at 10:25 pm #45957DAN BERRYParticipant
Dorm, I’ll try to tell you what I programmed. Its what Jim handed me.
Put the (blue) plastic jumpers over the appropriate pins. They make the connection.
Here’s what you want.
Timing High Outrunners
Set the jumpers to give those settings.
Plug in motor-no prop
Plug the card into the lead Jeti controller instaed of the timer. Match up the colors here.
Plug the battery into the controller.
wait for beep
Its done. Unplug the card.
Plug the timer in and set a timer program. Run the engine. If it spins in the wrong direction, simply switcheroo 2 yellow leads-doesn’t matter which 2.06/18/2008 at 12:08 am #45958Jim JenningsParticipant
No image required?06/18/2008 at 6:03 pm #45959
Thanks! I think I understand that. I will give it a try and see what happens. I will reread the instructions several more times first.
The card already has the blue covers on many of the pins. If I understand what you are saying, the blue covers determine the settings. Get all that right, and then plug the sucker in.06/18/2008 at 8:54 pm #45960DAN BERRYParticipant
Yes, thae blue cover thingys make the connection. I am predicting success for you.
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