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speed control question

Old 08-26-2003, 09:55 PM
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chrisdodge65
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I'm a newbie to electrics and I have a GWS Tiger Moth.The batteries I'm useing are Qualcom 830 mah Li poly batteries and the hobby shop advised me to use the Castle Creations speed control that is programable.What is the reason to use the Castle speed control instead of the standard speed control?
Old 09-01-2003, 03:21 AM
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Castle Creations ESC's are as good as you can get. They have a clearly audible 'beep' to let you know when they are armed. I think the main reason, however, for getting a programmable ESC is that you are using LiPolys - and on Castle Creations ESC's you can set the low voltage cutoff limit to a suitable level, so that there is no danger of discharging your Lipolys below their safety limit of 3v. See an article by Greg Covey in the September 2003 QuietFlyer (p.52 et seq.).

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Old 09-10-2003, 02:17 AM
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Hi Chris,
Dr Kiwi is right. So far Castle Creations speed controls seem to be about the only ones that provide a programmable LVC. The two to look at for your setup is the Pixie-7P and Pixie-20P.

The 7P weighs .11 ounces and is good to 7amps drawn continuous, the 20P weighs .3 ounces and is good to 20 amps.

You can check out the specs at [link=http://www.castlerc.com]http://www.castlerc.com[/link]

The August 2003 edition of "A Controlling Interest" is a great article to read before you buy anything though. [link=http://www.rcgroups.com/links/index.php?t=article&cat=210&id=4234]http://www.rcgroups.com/links/index.php?t=article&cat=210&id=4234[/link]

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