FlyFun v5 brushless speed controllers provide smooth, rapid throttle response and efficient operation using active freewheeling and hobbywing's DEO technology to give longer flight times, better stability and cooler, more reliable operation. The range starts at 30A, supporting 2-4s and goes up to 160A HV Opto unit. The 40 amp type is probably the most sophisticated 40A ESC currently on the market, with support for active freewheeling, soft startup and a configurable brake topped off with a very powerful onboard switch mode BEC. Despite all these features, this powerful 40A version still weighs just 44 grams. The FlyFun v5 series has something for almost everyone, with a range topping 130A and 160A Opto units which are high-voltage controllers supporting 6-14s. The sweet spot may be the 120A unit which supports up to 6s, ideal for use with big thirsty 6s setups like the AXi 5325/16 with a 22×10 prop for crazy shocky-like 3D performance in fixed-wing models up to about 5kg. Regardless of which type you need, each FlyFun ESC has many features: -
- New v5 design with excellent heat dissipation, extremely low impedance and cooler running
- High performance 32-bit MCU
- Active freewheeling and DEO technology for super efficiency
- Multiple programmable parameters
- Various protection features such as startup failure, current overload, thermal cut-out and signal loss protection
- Powerful and adjustable integrated switch-mode battery eliminator circuits
Active Freewheeling and DEO
Hobbywings DEO and active free-wheeling provides for rapid throttle response, more efficient flights, better throttle linearity and a lower working temperature. This means that less energy is wasted through heat and your plane flies more smooth and stable due to improved throttle control. Active freewheeling is enabled by default but can be disabled through programming.
Soft-start and braking functions
Gone are the days of having a simple braking feature on your ESC with an on/off parameter. These speed controllers have not only a soft-start feature, suitable for EDF and propeller driven aircraft but a very nice configurable brake feature which allows you to choose between disabled, normal, proportional and reverse! The normal brake mode allows you to configure the braking force whereas the proportional mode the force is allocated based on the position of the throttle stick. Using the reverse brake, the run-out distance of your plane after landing can be drastically reduced, although care should be taken to prevent your model from flipping over if you stop too quickly! The brake is disabled by default and can be enabled through programming.
NB: Reverse brake not available on 130/160A HV units.
High-Power battery eliminator circuits
The 40, 60, 80 and 120A units all have a special adjustable switching type BEC onboard supporting 8A/20A to provide power to thirsty servo/receiver setups. The output voltage can be programmed between a choice of 5.2V, 6V and 7.4V. The default output voltage for these units is 5.2V and can be adjusted by programming.
The 30A device gets a more modest 5.1/6V adjustable 3A/7A SBEC. The default is 5.1V but can be adjusted by programming.
Specifications for each ESC
|Type ||Weight ||Const/Burst Current ||BEC ||Cells ||Output connectors ||Programmer
|30A ||32g||30/45A||SBEC||2-4s||3.5mm||Transmitter/LED Program Box
|40A ||44g||40/60A||SBEC||3-6s||3.5mm||Transmitter/LED Program Box
|60A ||73.5g||60/80A||SBEC||3-6s||4mm||Transmitter/LED Program Box
|80A ||92g||80/100A||SBEC||3-6s||4mm||Transmitter/LED Program Box
|120A ||93g||120/150A||SBEC||3-6s||4mm||Transmitter/LED Program Box
|130A HV ||221.5g||130/160A||No BEC (Opto)||6-14s||None||Transmitter/LED Program Box
|160A HV||221.5g||160/200A||No BEC (Opto)||6-14s||None||Transmitter/LED Program Box
Programming FlyFun v5
You can configure your new ESC using either your transmitter or the optional LED programming box (sold separately).