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ESC and Micro Motor Question

Post by bigsi111 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:18 am

Hi Everyone

Despite having one of Rory's brilliant t kits I'm also trying to figure things out for myself and have hit a snag.

I have a brushed micro motor and brushed ESC with a brake through a Lemon RX I've bound to a Blade Heli Controller Spektrum MLP4DSM DSMX.

My problem is that if I want to reverse the direction of the motor I have to press down on the TX stick and then angle the stick into the opposite corner. Is this because I've gone with a ESC with a brake or another reason? I've tried to change settings on the TX to no avail.

All help much appreciated!

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Re: ESC and Micro Motor Question

Post by Shakey » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:46 am

That is indeed the 'brake' on the ESC.
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Re: ESC and Micro Motor Question

Post by bigsi111 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:14 am

Shakey wrote:That is indeed the 'brake' on the ESC.
Thanks. I love trial and error. Off to buy some new ESC without brakes!!!

Once I'm done doing all this, I will write am idiots guide - should be easy given I'm a ... ;-)

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Re: ESC and Micro Motor Question

Post by bigsi111 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:57 am

Okay, I've now got duel ESC's working with a programmable break, but because I haven't got a mixer I'm have to use the right and left sticks.

Here's a a few photos of what I've done. Now in no way am I recommending this route. With the kit Rory has you can do this so much better, lighter and smaller for roughly the same cost, but I'm going to transfer this kit into our first bot, Die Sexy which will then be all our own work, which kinda feels like an achievement. Rory's kit will then be used in our new creation, Live Sexy...

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Re: ESC and Micro Motor Question

Post by joey_picus » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:10 pm

For some perverse reason it amuses me that you have a power switch as well as each ESC having its own little power switch. My robots go the other way and have no switches at all...I like systems like this though, I think as good as Rory's kits are (and I'm going to be getting more soon!), it's not good for there to be a monopoly on antweight electronics, and I try to use a variety of different setups :)
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Re: ESC and Micro Motor Question

Post by bigsi111 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:05 pm

joey_picus wrote:For some perverse reason it amuses me that you have a power switch as well as each ESC having its own little power switch. My robots go the other way and have no switches at all...I like systems like this though, I think as good as Rory's kits are (and I'm going to be getting more soon!), it's not good for there to be a monopoly on antweight electronics, and I try to use a variety of different setups :)

The switches on the ESCs are brake switches, I'm going to shrink down the wiring, tidy everything up

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Re: ESC and Micro Motor Question

Post by EpicentrE » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:09 am

What are those ESCs, if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: ESC and Micro Motor Question

Post by bigsi111 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:28 am

EpicentrE wrote:What are those ESCs, if you don't mind me asking?
These are the ones, I have others ordered which I hope will be smaller and will report on this thread when they arrive

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191904374955? ... EBIDX%3AIT

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