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John Edwards 1810/08/2017 10:19:00
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Good morning. I have just joined the forum and 1st off I should say I am not 18 as my profile shows. I obviously missed something when I signed up!!

OK I used to make static boat kits many years ago before I return ed to my 1st love of model railways. However during a recent clear out in the loft I found a Graupner Wiesel kit I bough in the early 1980's. It looks a pretty straightforward build but I would like some help on 2 subjects.

The first is motors for it. The recommended motors are 500 Speed E but they are no longer made. There are lots of "540" size motors out there but I would like to use "545" 5 pole motors. The choice there seems a little more limited so does anyone have any views on what is out there?

My 2nd question is about the RC set up for controlling multiple motors. I came across Action Electronics ( now The Components Shop) set up for the Wiesel and although it isn't cheap it looks to be a good setup. It uses their P94 dual ESC and a single CondorP80 for the 3rd motor. They have additional bits for switching on things like Radar and lights. Has anyone used their equipment? Any thoughts about it and if it is any good? Any help will be most welcome.

Trevor Drabble 110/08/2017 11:40:27
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John, With respect to motors may I suggest you consider these **LINK** who are presently listing the type of motor you mentioned .

Tim Cooper10/08/2017 12:12:50
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I have used Action / Component Shop components on a number of models. No problems except the ones I caused. They are always very helpful if you contact them by phone or EMAIL.


Dave Milbourn10/08/2017 14:34:49
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This 5-pole motor should be more or less equivalent to the old 500E on 12v **LINK** They are available direct from MFA. Don't even think about using a sealed lead-acid battery in that model - far too heavy. A ten-cell NiMH or 3S LiPo pack will do a much better job. BTW the P92/3 shown in the wiring diagram is now sold as P102.
ACTion Electronics have an excellent reputation - I should know; I solder 'em up for Component Shop!

Dave M

Edited By Dave Milbourn on 10/08/2017 14:38:37

Paul T10/08/2017 15:03:07
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Hello John

ACTion equipment is very well made and stands up to a lot of abuse, their P98 is the only speed controller that I use on my 24v and 30v motors.

Very courteous and helpful after sales service

As long as you don't get Mr Grumpy in the soldering dept wink 2


Edited By Paul T on 10/08/2017 15:04:06

Cookie10/08/2017 15:15:09
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John,I have bought loads of Action Electronics parts over the years and I have never ever had any issues ,OK you can buy cheaper ESC,s but in my opinion they are not as robust as the Action ones.Also if you look on the Action website you can view plenty of circuit diagrams for plenty of different applications ,they are drawn in a very simple way and easy to understand if you a not that good with normal circuit diagrams.☺


Empire Parkstone10/08/2017 17:05:48
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Mines runs on Graupner 600 7..2 V more than adequate you should be able to find some around

Dave Milbourn10/08/2017 18:29:09
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Gliders appear to have them in stock, although the picture doesn't match the text **LINK**

I'd hedge my bet and go for the P94 20A version with these - it's only three quid more and that might just be the difference between a good 'un and a bust 'un!


Edited By Dave Milbourn on 10/08/2017 18:30:40

Empire Parkstone10/08/2017 19:20:23
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No Dave these are the ones I have

John Edwards 1810/08/2017 21:47:54
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Well what a response. Many thanks to everyone that has replied.

For sure any concerns I had about Action Electronics have been allayed and I can confirm that the 2 emails I sent them recently were responded to very quickly. So that is the first issue solved and I will beprdering the parts from them tomorrow.

As for the motors I will look a little more. I do have a decent model shop near me so I think a visit there to see what they have may be called for.

Once again many, many thanks for all the replies.

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