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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by BeligerAnt » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:16 pm

But the horizontal axis is spring-loaded to the centre which will spin the disc at half speed - probably not what you want!
It may be possible to add a spring to the vertical axis but that would mean modifying the transmitter.
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:15 pm

Yeah you don't want it on a sprung stick; with a weapon, fully down is off.
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Occashokka » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:13 am

Even if the esc has reverse?(I'm 99% sure it does)
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Rapidrory » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:43 pm

Almost no small brushless ESCs have reverse... But if it does then yes, you'd need a sprung stick...
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Shakey » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:18 pm

Do you have a link for the ESC you have?
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Occashokka » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:19 pm

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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Rapidrory » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:34 pm

... You had to pick the only ~10A ESC on HK with reverse :L Those are tricky to work with; I had one in Moon a while back and getting it to failsafe correctly on the throttle channel was difficult. You're better off connecting it to a spare horizontal channel, though that's a little difficult on my controllers. If need be I can give you a spare brushless ESC tomorrow (I have one I no longer need) or you can try solder the signal line to one of the other RX pins.

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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Occashokka » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:12 pm

I had to solder it all strait in so I can't swap it out but could I just move my transmitter spring onto the vertical
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Rapidrory » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:32 pm

My spare has no wires so would need soldering in anyway; wouldn't take me more than a few minutes.
Though if you want and your transmitter allows it then you can move the spring, you just have to make sure you rebind it with the throttle in the centre position else it will failsafe with the spinner on which is very dangerous.
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Re: Ofsted/my friendly uncle/I don't know

Post by Shakey » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:33 pm

I'd go with the switching the ESC out rather than modifying the transmitter as that may effect future bots.
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