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cloudwalker 05-15-2011 05:58 AM

brake on e.s.c
 
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

1320Fastback 05-15-2011 06:37 AM

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?

Steve Steinbring 05-15-2011 01:12 PM

RE: brake on e.s.c
 
Cloudwalker,

If you are worried about your new Radian, the airplane comes with the ESC already set to brake the prop.

cloudwalker 05-16-2011 09:35 AM

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

BMatthews 05-16-2011 09:50 AM

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.

cloudwalker 05-16-2011 01:35 PM

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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