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Steven Vaccaro
02-07-2011, 03:46 PM
I just spoke to Castle Creations, the Hydra Ice esc's are being built next week. They should be in stores in about 3 weeks.

Chilli
02-07-2011, 05:38 PM
Cool. Thanks for the update!!

:beerchug:

cacofonix
02-10-2011, 05:47 PM
hello steven

only 240A one, or other references ???

herve

Joe Ford
02-11-2011, 12:18 AM
The case is already thermal epoxied directly to the MOSFETs...cooling tubes were all that was needed. ;) There will be a Hydra ICE HV 200 for up to 12s lipo, and a Hydra ICE 240 for up to 8s. Both are single layer board designs...no more stacked boards! The 200 will obviously have no BEC, the 240 will have one good all the way up to 8s. Both controllers have datalogging to let you know the amps, volts, watts, motor rpm, ESC temperature, position you were on the throttle, percentage of full throttle, and ripple current. You can download, save, and chart this data on your computer after each run. Sample rates are 1, 2, 5, and 10Hz. And these will FINALLY have an AUTO LIPO SETTING! It will automatically detect the # of cells in your pack and set the cutoff for you. You'll also be able to choose the volts per cell cutoff you want (3v/cell, 3.1v/cell, etc). They should be on shelves by the end of the month!

Darin Jordan
02-11-2011, 01:28 AM
Looks good to me! ICE, ICE, Baby!!

Chilli
02-11-2011, 02:08 AM
Got mine on pre-order. Cant wait to play with the data logging!

raptor347
02-11-2011, 03:23 AM
The data logging is REALLY useful. It's amazing what you can learn about prop mods with a data logger.:bounce:

Fluid
02-11-2011, 08:34 AM
And it's amazing to see how high the amp draw is on some setups. I realize that the amp draw values displayed are not directly measured, but they are sure better than guessing.



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Darin Jordan
02-11-2011, 09:35 AM
Hey guys... just curious... how long does this store the data? Does it clear it every run, or retain it. Also, how much data does it store? What does it do when it gets full?

Joe Ford
02-11-2011, 12:01 PM
It stores the data until the processor is full. The yellow LED flashes while it's storing data and goes to solid yellow when the processor is full. You would then need to clear the data out if you wanted more, or just leave it in there if you already have the info you need. It does not wipe out the data unless you tell it to. :)

Darin Jordan
02-11-2011, 12:02 PM
It stores the data until the processor is full. The yellow LED flashes while it's storing data and goes to solid yellow when the processor is full. You would then need to clear the data out if you wanted more, or just leave it in there if you already have the info you need. It does not wipe out the data unless you tell it to. :)

Perfect... Thanks Joe!

Now, if we could just get a couple of external hookups... like an additional temp probe... and a GPS module... :bounce: :thumbup1: :thumbup:

Insaniac
02-11-2011, 12:03 PM
Got mine on pre-order. Cant wait to play with the data logging!

Where did you pre-order? I noticed it is late-Feb on Tower...

Chilli
02-11-2011, 01:52 PM
Flea Bay. They are showing Feb delivery also. They emailed me and said they had 20 on order and I can cancel any time if I got tired of waiting.

RCKong
02-11-2011, 07:01 PM
NICE... I'm really googling one or more of these babys. Hows the waterproofing ? Nice to see a CASTLE rep on here !

Joe Ford
02-12-2011, 10:05 AM
Sprayed with multiple layers of silicone conformal coating like all of our other marine controllers to make them highly water resistant, but not waterproof. A truly waterproof controller would be potted and even if a .02 part malfunctioned we would have to scrap the controller.

cacofonix
02-12-2011, 12:10 PM
hello

any chance that CC build more "reasonnable" ESC's
between 100 and 200 A ??

herve

RIPFENCE
03-06-2011, 10:17 AM
these have got to be close to being in!! i am pshyched to try the 8s version..auto lipo detect is sweet!! joe you guys are condident that the bec is going to peform well i take it...it has been a topic of many threads here about using bec's..many boaters including myself will not use bec's on the speed contrroller at all..it would be a breath of fresh air to be able to use the ESC'S BEC and not worry about failure..

Fluid
03-06-2011, 11:55 AM
I have been using the ICE 100 and 200 airplane controllers for about a year on both 4S and 6S with the BEC. I am one of the guys who only uses 5-cell NiMH receiver packs - but I have to say I have had zero problems using the ICE's BEC. These controllers take a beating and keep on ticking, with only a small fan for cooling. The watercooled HydraICE controllers should be great.



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kcpasco
03-06-2011, 03:02 PM
If they ever show up. I knew the date would be pushed back they always are. I dont think I have ever seen a release date be accurate.

RIPFENCE
03-06-2011, 03:48 PM
thanks jay for the info..it will be great to try to use a BEC for its intended use for once

ksm2001
03-07-2011, 10:38 PM
Thanks for the reviews on the ICE controllers Jay, I'm eagerly waiting for the 240 8s also. I've also heard very good reviews on how tough the ICE 200's are from others. I really like the idea of incorporating the data recording in the unit, a very nice feature so I don't need to use the eagle tree, no extra wires and plugs to mess around with.

Ken

sailr
03-08-2011, 09:22 AM
Now if they would only come out with a 'box' of some sort to read the data at the lakeside without the need for a laptop computer!

Meniscus
03-08-2011, 10:53 AM
Now if they would only come out with a 'box' of some sort to read the data at the lakeside without the need for a laptop computer!

:iagree:

video200
03-08-2011, 03:32 PM
any news on when this wil be in stock ?

Chilli
03-08-2011, 03:36 PM
Six weeks to Record Trials. :Praying:

video200
03-08-2011, 03:51 PM
i was hoping to have mine by the time the ice went away. guess i should be praying as well

kcpasco
03-08-2011, 04:14 PM
yeah does anyone have an update when these will be out I should have known it would have been pushed back they always are... Tower says mid march now ugh

Steven Vaccaro
03-08-2011, 04:34 PM
Very soon. I was told they were ready for shipping

RIPFENCE
03-08-2011, 07:57 PM
Now if they would only come out with a 'box' of some sort to read the data at the lakeside without the need for a laptop computer!

what about being able to send it to your iphone or android phone!! now that would be techy:banana::buttrock:

LarrysDrifter
03-08-2011, 08:05 PM
Needing a 12s Hydra Ice for a PTss45.

Chilli
03-11-2011, 10:54 PM
The shop I order from notified me the latest update for shipping from Castle is around the 20th.

:popcorn2:

Steven Vaccaro
03-17-2011, 11:54 AM
Castle Hydra Ice 240 and Hydra Ice 200HV are now instock.

LarrysDrifter
03-17-2011, 12:05 PM
Damn! I'm broke!

RIPFENCE
03-19-2011, 07:01 PM
I missed out on the first round of 240's they must have gone within hours....sucks
:cursing::mad:

millzee
03-20-2011, 09:54 PM
any ETA on the next batch?

Steven Vaccaro
03-21-2011, 06:42 AM
this week I should have more.