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 Posted: Fri Nov 10th, 2017 06:15 am
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Ok, so after hearing about the supply problems of 'DelTang' and getting product from them
I decided to try out the 'FlySky' that Si. suggested in his post on the Tam Valley thread.


I've got the the Tx. and Rx. I also ordered an E.S.C. from E-bay.
Still awaiting for the battery and battery charger.


So, a question for Si.
The E.S.C. came without any instructions & I can't seem to find any on the Net by Googling.


The questions are :

What do the 2 switches do ?
One is on the circuit board, the other is wired in.

The 2 red & black wires, with the red connectors, which is which ?
I'm figuring one is for the battery, the other for the motor.
So, is the female-plug for the battery or the motor ?


Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.


Bernd




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 Posted: Fri Nov 10th, 2017 07:25 am
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Hi Bernd :wave:



I am actually messing about with those parts at the moment.

Including removing the 'FlySky' receivers plastic casing.



They need to fit in a Porter tender, under construction at present.





But before trimming any wires, or changing any connectors ...

... I decided that a 'spaghetti bench test' would be wise.



The 2 pairs of red & black wires emerging from the E.S.C. for the battery & motor are ...

... cable-plug is for the battery ...

... cable-socket is for the motor.



The 3-way white/red/black wires emerging from the E.S.C ...

... should be connected to the 'FlySky' receivers Channel-2, observing correct polarity.



The single pair of red/red wires emerging from the E.S.C. ...

... terminates in a cable mounted general on/off switch.



I actually don't know what the switch on the P.C.B. is for.

But it MAY be an on/off switch for a 'brake' function.

Which if true, will have little effect for trains on either setting.



When the stuff is wired on the bench, I'll flip it and see !



:!:



Si.



The battery & motor connectors will both be discarded, as they are quite large.

I might use the on/off switch perhaps.

The 3-way white/red/black cable-socket, may get cut off & wires soldered directly to the receiver.



At £3.84p inc. P&P for the 'Flysky' receiver ...

... & only £2.54p inc. P&P for the E.S.C. ...

... experimentation is a low-cost risk !







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There is some more about the 'FlySky' and E.S.C. here :-



Dr. StrangeLiPo ... or How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love The Battery !
The Rent Went Up On My 5th Avenue Penthouse ...
... So I Had To R.C. My Model-Power Plymouth For £15 Quid !



:brill:



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Si, glad to see that this thread is about wiring the board...
I first thought that somebody was trying to sell the damn thing here
in which case I would need to fire up the "delete topic" key.

You gots some 'splainin to do Lucy!

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I've got all the 'FlySky' parts needed to convert my Bachmann Shay except for one thing ... a round tuit.

Maybe you'll get some more converts on BPRC the inexpensive way.



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Michael M wrote: I've got all the parts needed to convert my Bachmann Shay except for one thing...a round tuit.

Maybe you'll get some more converts on BPRC the inexpensive way.

First for Michael M a Round Tuit.




When I was on a machining forum I used to say that I'd get a round to it so much one of the members cast a Round Tuit in aluminum for me.

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Si. wrote:Hi Bernd :wave:


I am actually messing about with those parts at the moment.

Including removing the 'FlySky' receivers plastic casing.


Same here. Still waiting for the batteries.
I'm installing one in an HO old Blue Box Atheran F7 A & B.
The battery pack is a N/MHi 6 volt battery pack.


Thanks for the answer to what wires are what, I knew the three wires go to the receiver.
Was confused as to the other two with the cable plug and socket.
I figured that the switches are as you say. Just needed to confirm that. Thanks.
Going to do the same with the connectors.


One thing that doesn't seem clear is the binding plug.
On the PDF instruction sheet on this system it shows the binding plug plugged into where the battery power should be plugged into.
What's your take on that?


Bernd




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Hi Guys :wave:



Just to let you know how much I spent on my R.C. kit :- L:



'FlySky' FS-GT2E Transmitter & receiver twin-pack - eBay $20 inc. P&P

'FlySky' additional receivers only - eBay $5 inc. P&P

E.S.C. 10-Amps. - eBay $3 inc. P&P



So you can get the basic TX. RX. & ESC. parts all in for about $23 inc. P&P :shocked:



Just add the battery of YOUR choice, mine I think were a couple of 380mA LiPos at about a Buck fifty a piece on eBay inc. P&P

A 6-port LiPo battery charger cost me another $1.25 inc. P&P on eBay.

Plus I also bought a high quality and efficient 9-Volt 'step-up regulator' two for $1 inc. P&P



No overdraft or VISA card meltdown was experienced by this R.C. customer. :cool:



:old dude:



Si.



P.S. For those who simply just can't separate the 2 concepts of 'cheap' & 'high-quality' ...

... just think of the blood-pressure lowering word 'affordable' ! ;)



This is a mega-mooodern 2.4 GHz transmitter/receiver specification ...

... with full frequency-hopping technology, for essentially ZERO interference ... EVER ! :shocked:



The transmitter is a very nice build quality as well. :)

Smooth 'quality feel' mechanism, both forwards & backwards.

The 'ergonomics' of the design, is just about PERFECT.

EASY one handed operation, making coupling/uncoupling an absolute BREEZE ...

... without having to put the transmitter down, or use both hands to hold & operate it.








Measurements of the principle R.C. install components HERE :-

Dimensions Of The 'FlySky' Receiver, E.S.C. & Regulator














:!:



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The system looks OK to me but that "Capt. Kirk" phase pistol needs some fixin'.
My buddy Dave and I just got a couple of old analog 27MHZ 2 stick transmitters (just what we wanted) on fleabay for $30 for the pair.
Somebody had taken the battery contacts out and figured that "he" would scam a couple of old dudes.
We installed Li-Po batteries in them and they both work like "burnin' hell".
I was ready to build a new case for my old car transmitter but this satisfied me!
(I must be really old for a transmitter to satisfy me...or crazy!)

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W C Greene wrote: The system looks OK to me but that "Capt. Kirk" phase pistol needs some fixin'.

Woodie

Going to change that "Phaser" to something that will resemble the type of throttles we're used to using. L:   :brill:

Bernd



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