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Dave Milbourn03/11/2013 08:52:02
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Harry Jones03/11/2013 10:08:56
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Thanks for the diagram

Will try it out later

Harry

Redsquirrel09/11/2013 17:43:39
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great diagram Dave,does the radio switch need operating every time or will the battery switch turn it all off?

Dave Milbourn10/11/2013 18:51:57
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Leave the little radio switch on all of the time. As you say, the main power switch will isolate everything in the system.
Harry Jones18/11/2013 14:51:39
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Hi Dave

My Husband is slowly working through the excellent diagram.

Just one query how do you connect the speed control to the wire from the motors?

Thanks

Harry/Margaret

Rob Giles22/06/2020 18:22:22
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Hello all . Im new to this so please be patient . I have a cheap model boat with twin motors the motors have 2 wires out of each. I want to connect a hobby king esc a frsky X8R to my Taranis plus receiver. Can anyone help please .

Dave Cooper 623/06/2020 11:08:20
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Hello Harry and Rob,

Harry - I wasn't able to open Dave M's diagram, but, one thing to include in the wiring is an appropriate fuse to protect the circuit(s). This can be of the inexpensive 'car' type (blade or cartridge). I'm sure Dave will be able to advise further on this if he hasn't already done so...

Rob - There are quite a few Youtube videos on FrSky /Taranis and many models to choose from. A lot of our own club mates use something called "Open TX" for programming the transmitter. See if you can find someone who has done this as it's quite a learning curve.

By the sound of it, your motors are "brushed" (rather than "brushless", so you will need an appropriate ESC, or two, to go with them. If I were you, I would consult Dave M on this.

Hope this helps

Dave Milbourn23/06/2020 11:56:51
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This is it. The ESC shown is an MTroniks type and a suitable fuseholder and 15A fuses can be obtained here Fuse Holder You could omit the 15A switch and simply remove and replace the fuse to turn the main power off and on.

I'm afraid I know nothing about the Hobby King ESC but they're all pretty much the same format. The SLA battery I've drawn is only for the purposes of illustration - in practice you should use a NiMH pack.

Dave M

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Edited By Dave Milbourn on 23/06/2020 12:01:13

Charles Oates23/06/2020 12:13:30
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Hi Rob, I notice this is your first post, and I'm guessing you're new to installing radio gear. It's possible that the answer you need has got a bit confused in this 7 year old post so feel free to ask for any help or clarification you need. It's all quite simple when you get used to it. I also have a Hobbyking x car ESC among others, the wiring is identical to Dave's diagram.

Chas

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