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Purchased a 'FlySky' FS-GT2E Transmitter & Receiver
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 Posted: Fri Nov 10th, 2017 06:45 pm
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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:

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It is of course the 'pot. in a box' approach, from Train-Sets that " we're used to using "

But why ?

Well, yes, it was easy enough, back in the day, to just bung a wirewound pot. in a box ...

... MUST be the right way to do it. :P



Bear in mind single handed operation for a 'walkaround' at all costs. L:

You won't regret it !

In fact WHY turn an innovative ergonomic dream, into a 'pot. in a box' at all ?



Oh IT IS a 'pot. in a box' Jim, but not as we know it !





NOT a 'pot. in a box'.

Mysterious Moose Mountains recent S.C.R throttle handset build.

NICE !



:moose:



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As for 'Captain Kirk' style transmitters, you start with this:


and after a bit of tinkering:

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Hello All, 

I too was inspired by Si's 'FlySky' info on the Tam Valley thread.  I already had TX and RX so I just ordered a 10amp ESC of Ebay.  It arrived from China a few days ago and looks just like the one you guys ordered but it came with instructions.  I hooked it all up on the bench on Friday and it works great.  I will now be back in the RC business.  I plan to put this in an Oscale switcher. Oh and the ESC was cheap only 4 dollars? And the TX and RX I have a friend gave me.

That is not much money to get going in RC.



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Phil,

If I understand this right the Receiver works at 3 to 6 volts and you O scale engine probably has a 12 volt motor, correct? What voltage battery are you going to use?

Any chance you could copy and post the instructions of the receiver?

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Bernd,
The receiver I already had.  The ESC I bought outputs a constant 5v to run the receiver or at least that is what I have been told by my friend that is a airplane guy. The ESC I have is similar but different than the Flysky. I am using 3 cell batteries. 



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" I too was inspired by Si's 'FlySky' info "

" I hooked it all up on the bench on Friday and it works great."



Hi Phil :wave:



AWESOME ! :bg:

I'm sure that rig will suit your new garden O-scale line a treat !! :cool:

Certainly can't argue with the price. :thumb:



:)



Si.



Yes, the E.S.C. provides the Receivers 5-Volts, through its 3-wire 0.1" cable-socket connection.

That particular 'small red' E.S.C.s maximum operating Voltage, is said to be 8.4 Volts.

I'm sure 9 Volts or thereabouts is probably OK.



If you happen to have a 9 Volt regulator like I do ...

... you could drop 1/2 a Volt with a appropriate diode if needed.



1 cell LiPo + a 9 Volt step-up regulator will work.

2 cell LiPo giving 7.4 Volts sans regulator will also work.



Good luck on the install Phil. :!:

Sounds  C:cool::cool:L


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W C Greene wrote: The system looks OK to me but that "Capt. Kirk" phase pistol needs some fixin'. ... I just got a couple of old analog 27MHZ 2 stick transmitters (just what we wanted).
Hi Woodie,
that's how I modified the sticks a bit to have a reliable 'OFF' position plus two functions ( like lights )

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Hi Si,
I hooked up my 3 cell lipo to my ESC and have tested it.  I realized yesterday that my ESC is supposed to only be for a 2 cell battery.  It still seems to work though.  I don't know if I will burn it up if I continue to mess with it.  I guess I need to get a 2 cell battery.
I have been reading on here about these dc dc converters to step up the power.  I have been searching for info on the forum about these.  But still have questions.  If I use a 12v step  up Pololu with a 2 cell battery I guess that means that I can now very the voltage up to 12v?  Is there more info on these you can point me towards.  Thanks.



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If the ESC has a max voltage then that is the max you can step up to.  The step converters go from Battery to Stepup to ESC in that order.
You would be best to use an ESC capable of voltage you wish to run it on.



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