|David Atkinson||31/12/2007 17:34:00|
|28 forum posts||hi there i have this old taycol 6 to 12 volts motor could any one tell me what kind of speed sensor would suit it or any problems i may have thanks|
|Paul T||31/12/2007 17:47:00|
7183 forum posts
How's the Huntsman coming on?
I am sorry to say that in my experience it is very difficult to connect a Taycol to any kind of speed controller on account of the way the motor is electrically wound and that in doing so you run the risk of blowing the controller and batteries.
Another member might have a better idea than me but my advice is to buy a modern motor and avoid the risks.
All the best for the new year
|Charles Oates||02/01/2008 16:02:00|
573 forum posts
The taycol motors were thought ok for a huntsman 30 years ago, but are now just lovely collectors items. As Paul says, reversing and speed controling wound field motors is tricky with todays esc,s and would need a wealth of experience. Also it wouldn't normaly go very quickly, the only exceptions I know of were some experiments done long ago. Use a modern motor and esc, advice is best coming from your local club, or by chatting to a supplier such as Westbourne models, model motors direct, or a GOOD local model shop. ( some shops know cars and planes better than boats)
Happy new year, let us all know how you get on.
|Paul T||02/01/2008 16:10:00|
7183 forum posts
Try a 600 or 700 size 12v motor and you won't go far wrong.
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