R/C conversions

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Just to let everyone know that work is progressing quite well on my R/C conversions. One is completed and has shown no glitches and works from as far away as 50+ feet. I like the 75Mhz system as it is much cheaper and can still send and receive from behind objects. Was told that 2.6Ghz has problems with objects getting in the way. The ESC works very smoothly as does the off on switch receiver which controls my smoker. Also have one that turns on the headlight and marker lights.
All Aboard!!
John Tgood
 
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What kind of ESC did you use?
 
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used the X car 45A Brushed car ESC from Hobby king. About 11 bucks in Yankee dollars.
 
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I put a receiver in an electric train and it works apparantly with no ESC, so I'm wondering why I should consider adding an ESC. What are the consequences of not using an ESC? anybody?

Nice that you hooked up the smoker and lights to the receiver. I made it so I control 2 locos simultaneously with one 2 channel car controller. Left and right function as forward and reverse for the 2nd loco, and the fine tuning adjusters on the controller act as cruise control.
 
Tony Walsham

Tony Walsham

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I put a receiver in an electric train and it works apparantly with no ESC, so I'm wondering why I should consider adding an ESC. What are the consequences of not using an ESC? anybody?

Nice that you hooked up the smoker and lights to the receiver. I made it so I control 2 locos simultaneously with one 2 channel car controller. Left and right function as forward and reverse for the 2nd loco, and the fine tuning adjusters on the controller act as cruise control.
What sort of receiver did you use?
 
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What sort of receiver did you use?
Playmobil 3670 27MHz RC car receiver module:

I got the complete 3670 set which happens to include a receiver, controller, steering servo, and drive motor for a playmobil RC car, all for $13 postage paid.

I attached two 9 volt batteries in series (ditching the original 4 AA battery holder) and it works excellently (only one battery pictured here):

It worked so well that I'm planning on doing another like this.
I'm just not sure what an ESC would do for me. Or does this already have one?
 
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Neil Robinson

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Playmobil 3670 27MHz RC car receiver module:

I'm just not sure what an ESC would do for me. Or does this already have one?
My understanding is that ESC is merely an abbreviation for Electronic Speed Control. So if you can alter the speed you must have one as part of your kit.
 
Zerogee

Zerogee

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The Playmobil set you have must have a motor controller (ESC) built into the receiver unit, if the receiver "block" is then directly connected to the motor..... with a more "conventional" RC system, the ESC plugs into the receiver in place of a servo, and translates the receiver control output into actual control of the motor.

Jon.