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 Posted: Sun Oct 8th, 2017 10:12 pm
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davecttr wrote: There has been little apparent activity at bluerail for several months now. No new smaller board and the Android App has not been brought up to the functionality of the other one.
Maybe they have not sold many and have lost interest 

They did upload a video to their YouTube channel 4 days ago, so perhaps they're busy working on something? Who knows.



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Reminds me of a Hungarian firm that had a WLAN-based Controller w/ rt-camera intended for car racing, but very suitable for locos, too. I bought one and ran it, but they never got the Android app to work properly ( the Apple one did ), and finally abandoned the product, there being no bidders for it.



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Well if bluerail can't get their android app to work they are sunk because I understand there are more android devices out there than apple.

Protocab here in the UK have problems as well, the product is under specified and very expensive. Reading the website shows that you can have 9 locos bound to the Tx but only ONE can be moving, select a second loco and the first stops, oops!

My simple one way comms Deltang stuff just keeps on working!



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If very expensive R.C. gear is way beyond your budget ...

... & you don't wanna be messing around with phones, tablets, apps, updates etc. etc. etc.

???

The 'FlySky' Transmitter & Receiver twin-pack, could be the perfect way into sensible & cost effective R.C.

At less than $20 bucks inc. P&P for the set, you won't be :f: about the price either !








No rocket-science, apps, flaps, phones or drones ...

... simple, to the point, affordable & high-quality.



:brill:



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Si,

I did a quick Google search and found 1Tx and 1Rx for twice the price you mentioned. Still $40 ain't bad!

Does it handle brush or brushless motors? Does it come with a built-in ESC (brush/brushless)? How does a 3 channel RC system like this equate to the controls we need for trains? IOW, what controls do what?

Really, all we need is Fwd and Rev, and a headlight/rear headlight. Of course still need batteries, charger, on/off/charging kit, and some LED lights.

Will it (ESC?) handle 3-6 amps?

As I understand our gear, the Rx need not be capable of handling a lot of amps, but the ESC should (again, I'm speaking from an O-scale view).



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Hi Bob :wave:



The 'FlySky' Transmitter & receiver twin-sets aren't anywhere near as much as $40 ...

... they are available for :shocked: LESS :shocked: than $20 Bucks inc. P&P on eBay. :cool:

Extra receivers are about $4 Bucks a pop inc. P&P.



This E.S.C ( electronic speed controller ) is around $3 Bucks inc. P&P and does 10 Amps !

20 Amp ones are available for about $0.50c more !! :shocked:



Should be enough to quadruple head some U.P. Big Boys.






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Is that ESC brushed or brushless?Can it handle at least 15 volts? Large Scale needs at least that.
A clickable link would be nice please.

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It IS a brushed ESC. Why use the forum search when you can repeat the same question over and over? This post and the following have the answer

Addendum:
it belongs to the normal R/C thread, but here is a kit that offers BEC and noiseless PWM

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Yes a search could be possible if I knew what questions to ask.
I don't recall that pic of an ESC Si showed has ever been published here before.
Precisely what is wrong with asking a question in the thread? I don't believe I have previously asked the same question.



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Hi Guys :wave:



Posted that E.S.C. since Bob mentioned them.

The HOTTEST DEALS on eBay change daily, so any links are soon useless.

Just search 'R.C. E.S.C' or 'Electronic Speed Controller' or similar & you will find 100s of them !



As you experienced guys already know, the E.S.C is totally YOUR choice, for YOUR model ...

... along with your favorite batteries & desired operating Voltage & current requirement.



For beginners, the > $20 inc. P&P 'FlySky' Transmitter & receiver twin-pack ...

... is compatible with almost all 'normal' E.S.C.s available on eBay ...

... whether they are miniature, high Amps, high Volts, etc. etc.



It's obviously impossible to mention every possible size, scale, gauge, etc. etc.

But it is VERY EASY to find tons of different E.S.C.s at affordable prices on eBay.



:)



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