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Purchased a 'FlySky' FS-GT2E Transmitter & Receiver
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 Posted: Wed Nov 15th, 2017 01:44 pm
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Hi Guys :wave:



Sorry, I thought you meant the DC-DC 'step-up regulators'.

Oh well, some useful info there ^ for someone anyhow perhaps.



I have some sizes measured from my components ...

... I'll Post something about the size of all these parts later.



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



:!:



Si.



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 Posted: Wed Nov 15th, 2017 05:44 pm
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Time to get this thread back on track. (pun intended)

I finally have all the electronic products together. I didn't realize you need two power supplies to power the ESC and the receiver. I used the battery pack from All-Batteries, a 6 volt 1600mAh Ni/Mh pack for the receiver and a 6 volt D cell battery holder to temporarily power the ESC. I discovered that the switch with the wires on the receiver is an on/off power switch. This makes the switch soldered to the circuit board the "brake on/off" switch. I didn't see any difference in the motor with it in the on or off postion. Also hard to tell what is on and what is off. No instructions comes with the Chinese receiver.

Here's a pic of all the equipment.



And a pic of the (from left to right) Receiver, battery pack & ESC. It's sitting on an Atheran F7-B unit frame. It'll all fits in the shell.



Next I'll need to modify the F7-A unit. I've removed the Atheran 12 volt motor and will be replacing it with two 6 volt motors driving a "ModelTorque Automatic Torque-control Coupling".


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@Bernd 'methinks' that you have overlooked the ESC's built-in BEC. So you need only a battery for the ESC, and the receiver's supply is established when you plug it in. Saves you one battery set.

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" I didn't realize you need two power supplies to power the ESC and the receiver."



You don't.

As Helmut says, the receivers 5-Volt power supply is derived from the E.S.C.s 'B.E.C' ...

... 'Battery Elimination Circuit' ...

... when the white/red/black 3-way cable from the E.S.C. is connected to the 'FlySky' receiver.

ALWAYS connect this to Channel-2 on the receiver !





IF the receiver was used with say a glider or sailboat, where there is NO motor used or E.S.C needed ...

... then a separate P.S.U. would be required for the 'FlySky' receiver ...

... which should be connected, in this case, to the dedicated P.S.U connectors on the receiver.



The switch on the E.S.C.s 'flying-leads' is indeed the on/off switch ( see my Post on Page-1 ).

Full E.S.C. Wiring Details For Battery Motor ON/OFF Brake & Receiver

The 'brake' function is only going to be noticeable on R.C. cars.



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 Posted: Thu Nov 16th, 2017 03:11 am
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The post never mentioned where to plug the battery in. I assumed it needed to be plugged into the Receiver and not the ESC. So yes, it works when you plug the battery into the ESC.

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" The post never mentioned where to plug the battery in.

I assumed it needed to be plugged into the Receiver and not the ESC."


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From my original Post No.2 on Page-1 :-



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.



:old dude:



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Bernd,

Thanks for posting those photos.  Keep them coming as I'd like to see how everything comes together.



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Si,

No where in your post do mention that the battery needs to only plug into only the ESC and not into the receiver. You may have thought it but you did't put it down in words.

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Micheal,

I try to make everything clear and understandable with pictures. Leaves little to be assumed. More to come as I progress.

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" No where in your post do mention that the battery needs to only plug into only the ESC and not into the receiver."



Yeah ... Why would I ?

In direct response to your Post-1 question ...

... My Post-2 VERY CLEARLY explains to you PRECISELY which connector the battery DOES plug into.

Why on Earth ? would I waffle on, describing loads of things, which it DOESN'T plug into ?




" You may have thought it but you did't put it down in words."



WHAT ?

I haven't "thought" any such thing !

My instructions explain what DOES need to be done, NOT what DOESN'T !


If you bother to spend some time & read them properly ...

... they simply & concisely describe a bench-test of ALL the required connected components.

Battery ... Motor ... Receiver & connection ... on/off switch.


:brill:


Here they are AGAIN :-



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 !





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I fail to see how any clearer or more concise directions could be written.

Those few lines & paragraphs actually took some considerable time to write !

Certainly not one liners, full of typos etc. bashed out in seconds.

Likewise all the follow on information I have Posted regarding E.S.C. Voltages & regulators etc.

EFFORT has been put in here to both describe & illustrate things as well as is possible.



I guess I understand now why automobile manuals always say ...

... DON'T PUT WATER IN THE GAS TANK ! :dope:



:Crazy:



Si.



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