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I really need help with this Electric Vocabulary!

Old 03-22-2008, 06:02 PM
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Default I really need help with this Electric Vocabulary!

Hi guys, I am new to the hobby and would REALLY like somebody to help me with some of this Electric Vocab! It would be a HUGE help. I know that you dont have to respond but any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance!

-ESC
-Brushless vs Brushed (Benefits to Brushless?)
-LiPo

And perhaps somebody could explain to me how hard it is to convert an aircraft with a Brushed motor with a brushless one.

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ESC= Electronic Speed Control
LiPo= Lithium Polymer battery, one of many types of lithium ion batteries.
Brushless (Brushless, Sensor-less, DC motor) is externally commutated and more efficient than brushed.

Easy, change the motor and esc as a set.

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Default RE: I really need help with this Electric Vocabulary!

TomCat56,

Here is a comprehensive guide to radio control electric airplanes.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_7100376/tm.htm

I wished this write-up had been available when I started flying about 3 years ago. I would have avoided a lot of headaches and saved a lot of money.

Hope this helps you out.
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Default RE: I really need help with this Electric Vocabulary!

Also
www.ezonemag.com
-> faq

Brushless controllers for brushless motors, brushed controllers for brushed motors.
Brushed technology is on the way out, I would not bother with it if you start from scratch.

Vriendelijke groeten Ron van Sommeren
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