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ESC Question from a Noob

Old 07-05-2020, 03:51 PM
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Hello all...I have been flying about 8 months and have never put together an electric ARF model. I bought a Ultimate AMR that I'm assembling. My question is...it shows in the diagram where to place the ESC..but in the diagram the plastic "hard shell" is still wrapped around the ESC. Should that plastic be taken off? If not, doesn't it interfere with the purpose of the heat sink on the ESC? And if the plastic covering comes off it exposes all the electrical parts to everything. I'm thinking that plastic stays on...help!!! Thanks.
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The hard shell stays on
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Thanks! I kind of thought that but it sets my mind at ease to know for sure.
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So that same ESC has 3 black wires coming from it...the motor has 3 black wires coming from it. I know there is an order to attach them but there is no way to see what goes where(they aren't labeled). Do I just attach them however and then switch them around until the motor spins in the right direction?
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Yea, there's no polarity in brushless ESC's

Plug them up, if it spins the wrong way just swap any of the 2 wires
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Thanks! I'm learning something new every day...

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