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Old 05-15-2011, 05:58 AM
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Hi Guys How do you stop the prop from going round after the motor is cut. ( Electric flight). thanks in advance for any help. Bill
Old 05-15-2011, 06:37 AM
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Default RE: brake on e.s.c

Your ESC needs to have a "brake" function and it needs to be turned "on".
Most ESC's with a brake will have different strengths of brake available.

What ESC do you have?
Old 05-15-2011, 01:12 PM
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Cloudwalker,

If you are worried about your new Radian, the airplane comes with the ESC already set to brake the prop.
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Default RE: brake on e.s.c

Hi Guys, thanks for your reply. The speed controller is in the parkzone wildcat. Its 18 amp and its an e-flight. thanks. Bill
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Default RE: brake on e.s.c

Generally sport and scale models don't bother with a braking function since they are flying power on most of the time. And when you do stop the prop it's likely because you want it to descend. At such times a freewheeling prop with no power actually provides a nice slowing down function by adding a lot of drag.

And the fact that this is about a scale Wildcat suggests that it should have been in the Scale Electrics forum.
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Default RE: brake on e.s.c

You know your way round the forums better than I do Matt, sorry I was in the wrong place.

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