Brushed/Brushless motors, speed controls, gear drives Discuss all aspects of brushless motors, brushed motors, speed controls (ESC's), gear drives and propellers in this forum.

ECS Question

Old 09-19-2003, 11:45 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bluffton, SC
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default ECS Question

Well I have been lurking now for a few months and have finally decided this is the most knowledgeable group of people on the net so I added my name to the Forum. I pretty much followed the goings on with Daddy-O and his quest for a Park Flyer and have placed on order all the equipment I will need yesterday. My question (could not believe in all I have read noone has answered it yet) is what is the ECS with Brake for? Other than that Ya'll have really kept me going with the two SS coming Thanks for the help!
Old 09-19-2003, 01:11 PM
Dr Kiwi
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 2,198
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: ECS Question

Not sure exactly HOW it works, but an ESC with brake is used in conjunction with a folding prop - stopping the motor from turning prevents the prop from free-wheeling, so that it then folds correctly.

Cheers, Phil
Old 09-19-2003, 02:42 PM
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Garland, TX
Posts: 74
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: ECS Question

Hi Jerry,
Pretty much the only reason you would use a brake is if you have a glider or sail plane. The ECS Brake shorts the motor so that wind encountered during forward motion wont turn the propeller. The main reason, I believe, is that a rotating prop creates more drag than a static one.

So, if you're going to keep the motor running at least somewhat while the plane is in the air then don't bother.


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.