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 Posted: Thu Nov 16th, 2017 06:50 pm
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Really?

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

28 lines later, two pictures and 3 Emoticons you end with :Crazy:

Now that's crazy. A simple post like, "You don't use the plug on the receiver. You use the plug on the ESC. It has a BEC." Takes a lot less 28 lines. Perhaps I don't speak the Queens English and understand what your saying.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 16th, 2017 07:14 pm
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34 lines later

1 picture

&

3 emoticons ... in fact.



" Now that's crazy. A simple post like, "You don't use the plug on the receiver. You use the plug on the ESC. It has a BEC." Takes a lot less 28 lines."



Not crazy in the least.

As I have already said, WHY STATE WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO CONNECT ?

Like don't connect your Mains A.C. supply directly to your rails perhaps ??



If you're going to criticize my Posts for essentially a lack of clarity ...

... then, for sure, the original Post is gonna get quoted to show otherwise !

It was all said, clear as a bell, done & dusted, at the end of Post-2 !!

READ IT !
 


" Perhaps I don't speak the Queens English and understand what your saying."



I think you just need to spend a moment or two reading what has been laboured over for your benefit.

28 lines & 2 pictures ??

Mmm  .  .  .



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 Posted: Fri Nov 17th, 2017 11:31 am
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Can we please go back to the question what total space such a conventional R/C system will use in total? Neither do I speak the Queen's English but I perfectly understood what Si has written. It was concise enough. Finally, one is only responsible for what one writes, not for what others lack in understanding.

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Do you ever consider how ridiculously short the travels of trigger and steering wheel are? I cannot see how one can sensibly control the speed range of a loco from switching crawl to full speed. You move your finger just a bit and the vehicle sets off like a rocket. That gun-type controller is nothing for me!



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I presume you would have to remove the innards and put them in another container. Is that hairline trigger controlling a pot? If so a substitute pot would be needed?



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I have done exactly this, but one also can retain the wheel+pot, replace the trigger+pot with a resistor ladder, change the inner mechanics a bit -all in all not  too tedious a task once you know the ropes. I've converted quite a few gun-type controls this way. Maybe I describe it some time. The photo I've posted a bit earlier in #17 shows the conversion of the gun, and by just using the innards, to a familiar handheld I've made.

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Helmut,
I would love to do the same with my 3 remotes - any chance of some photos and a description pse? As a mech eng I just don't have the courage to even open the remotes although as you know I'am tackling more and more electronic stuff as the months go by.

I just completed the bridge and motor on the Lionel unit and it's running with a slight
hesitation. I notice fine sparking between the brushes and remember what you said - I'll investigate and clean again.

My little grandson does tend to start off too fast either with the round knob or the stick and we have subsequent derailments but he is learning - the springs are too strong. It's ironic that I speeded up the one Lima coach with a 4000rpm motor only to increase the derailment because of his inability to counter the spring action. 

I think your modification is the answer.



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 Posted: Tue Nov 28th, 2017 02:42 pm
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Got the system together and tried a 6 volt motor. As far as I'm concerned this system is a piece of crap. The motor control is almost none existent. The ESC turns the motor on at about 2.8 volts. The motor buzzes and the red LED flashes on ESC. At 4 volts everything smooth's out. Motor is running at almost full speed. Max voltage from the ESC is 5.1 volts. The controlling pot on the Tx is way to sensitive to minuet motor speed adjustments.



This system is going to the trash can. Glad it was cheap. Sticking with the Deltang system. Expensive is better than cheap. It keeps the frustration level low.



Now I know a couple of you guys are going down play all this and say you have no problems with your system. If it's close to the Fly-Sky and it works post what you did to it to make it work better.



Bernd

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 Posted: Tue Nov 28th, 2017 04:17 pm
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@Bernd
That's what I said in #58. You can use that system, but you have to alter the TX quite a bit to make it railroadworthy. The ~1000Hz switching frequency of most of the ESC's available for cars can be quite annoying, too. I did quite a bit of adaption to RR purpses using that sort of system, and have written a lengthy article about it in another forum. It's all in German, and I don't feel inclined to translate it. Wait for our resident boffin to report after he - some day - got his R/C working in a loco.
( The Queen, although English, would never use that term, BTW )

Addendum:
No wonder that with 1000Hz, many iron-core motors do not respond well and low rpm is well nigh impossible. For our purposes, an ESC working @50..200Hz is still the best choice. Those cheap ESCs are made for car-racing and not for switching speeds.

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" 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.
 
Phil.


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Seems like Phil got all his parts wired together properly & is good to go. :thumb:

George has also used the same E.S.C. I believe, with a different Transmitter & Receiver. :bg:

It's fairly obvious to say as well, that these components have been used by 1000s of other R.C. fans as well.



It's not hard to see in the Freerails R.C.Forum ...

... that there seems to be a massive vested interest, in slagging off affordable R.C. options.

It's hard to actually Post anything positive about such possibilities ...

... without them being straight away swamped by barrages of negativity on all fronts.

Sad really.



I'm guessing that the difference between huge ancient, possibly clapped-out, motors ...

... and something with a little more finesse could easily be a consideration.

But of course it's easy to blame anything but, what can sometimes be an obvious problem. :f:



Carry on slagging off anyone who dares to do different in whatever way they do. :old dude:

Keep filling up the piggy-banks for that R.C. system, that costs more than the loco !



Meantime, R.C.ers thinking 'outside the box', go with it ! ;)

If it's working for you guys ...

... which it seems to be ... :cool:

... stick with it !



:)



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