Speed controller

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Re: Speed controller

Post by 87lc2 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:18 pm

Here's my gallery if you want to see some of my trucks - viewtopic.php?f=55&t=30333

I've added a few since then, haven't updated the post in a while. Maybe I'll do that this weekend if I get some time.

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Re: Speed controller

Post by Zep71 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:04 pm

Wow your gallery is very nice i like the usa 1 sitting on the snow we don't get any snow here the 70s chevy and the 60s ford are the bodies i like to have.

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Re: Speed controller

Post by Zep71 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:47 pm

here is something i should have asked before when switching to ESC from MSC do you need to wire in the slide switch?

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Re: Speed controller

Post by 87lc2 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:09 pm

By slide switch do you mean the stock switch that allows you to switch from parallel to series wiring? If so then no, pretty sure everyone deletes that.

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Re: Speed controller

Post by Zep71 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:40 pm

yea thats it, it switches from what i call low to high low is boring wide open is my way. in my older truck i used the 7.2v that runs the motor to power the receiver going to have to figure that out i don't have one of the AA battery housings for that truck.

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Re: Speed controller

Post by 87lc2 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:08 pm

With the ESC you dont need the AA receiver pack anymore. Just plug the ESC & steering servo into the receiver & you're set. The ESC will supply voltage to the receiver to operate the servo.

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Re: Speed controller

Post by Zep71 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:02 pm

I really hate to be a bother but do you plug it to the power or red plug goes am am a bit lost now!

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Re: Speed controller

Post by 87lc2 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:11 pm

No bother at all, glad to help. I stole a picture from the internet and labeled the connections. Not the best photo but you get the idea. There are only 4 hookups you need to worry about with an ESC:

Servo to Receiver (Channel 1)
ESC to Receiver (Channel 2)
Motor Leads from ESC to Motors
Battery Lead

That's it, much simpler with an ESC than with the old mechanical speed controls and receiver packs.
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Re: Speed controller

Post by Zep71 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:35 pm

i seem to be getting somewhere , here is what i found after your post i had the ESC plugged in the correct location. here is where the problem was, i has the AA batteries plugged in to the power slot and for what ever reason this caused the ESC not to work. when i unplugged the AAs and plugged in the main battery the ESC had a tone and the fan started working . i took it out and found i had the motors working opposite directions changed one found that now reverse was forward and forward reverse. by then the battery was dead. these batteries are old and seem to discharge fast. so now i am waiting for the other ESC and the lipo battery and charger. thank you for all the info

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Re: Speed controller

Post by 87lc2 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:26 am

Yea, you dont need the receiver pack (AA batteries) anymore with the ESC. You should be good now. Just use the other ESC for you other Clod if you get this one working. Let me know how it goes.

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Re: Speed controller

Post by Zep71 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:45 pm

maybe you could recommend some body mounts? i ordered 2 new stock clodbuster hard bodies and i have the stock mounts for those. i have some Parma mount kits but i don't like them. i really want to use some of my Lexon bodies.

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Re: Speed controller

Post by 87lc2 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:17 pm

I use universal aluminum body mounts from Ebay (cheap) and just drill new holes in the stock Clod chassis to mount them. I don't use the stock hard bodies anymore (even though they are very nice) because I extended my wheelbase to 12.5" and the stock body would look odd as its only 10.5"

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Re: Speed controller

Post by Zep71 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:23 pm

i will have to look on ebay thats where i ordered the bodies thank you !!

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