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Old 12-17-2011, 11:41 PM   #1096
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With the possibility of a new version of the awesome RS coming out I'd like to throw out an idea.

Instead of having an ESC with a built in booster for 1s racing, adding size and cost. (Ex. LRP & Hobbywing) How about having a compact plug in booster designed for a new speed control, a new speed control designed for a plug in booster. You'd plug the booster module into the front or side of the ESC with a four pin connector, two for battery power and two to add the boosted voltage into the BEC circuit. Similar to the TQ, Hobbyking or Stormer boosters.

That way you can please the 1s crowd without having to ofter a dedicated ESC.
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With the possibility of a new version of the awesome RS coming out I'd like to throw out an idea.

Instead of having an ESC with a built in booster for 1s racing, adding size and cost. (Ex. LRP & Hobbywing) How about having a compact plug in booster designed for a new speed control, a new speed control designed for a plug in booster. You'd plug the booster module into the front or side of the ESC with a four pin connector, two for battery power and two to add the boosted voltage into the BEC circuit. Similar to the TQ, Hobbyking or Stormer boosters.

That way you can please the 1s crowd without having to ofter a dedicated ESC.
No. Because it would still require extra space versus if it was built into the circuit boards. On 1/12th with the new down the middle designs, space is at a premium.
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Hi, I'm new to 1s applications and have a question about this booster board. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...to_5v_1A_.html

Do I plug the RS into the board and then the board into the receiver?
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:34 AM   #1099
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Hi, I'm new to 1s applications and have a question about this booster board. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...to_5v_1A_.html

Do I plug the RS into the board and then the board into the receiver?
Not really. What some people do is cut the socket plug off a servo extension, solder the + and - of the servo extension to the + and - battery posts of the ESC. Then the plug end of the servo extension you would normally plug into the Rx, gets plugged into the pins on the booster. Alternately, you can solder two wires from the + and - battery posts on the ESC directly to the + and - pins on the booster. But, this prevents easy swaps if the booster dies.

Then the booster gets plugged into the Rx battery port.

You can add a switch inline to one of the wires from the ESC to the booster so you can turn everything on/off. Otherwise, as soon as you plug in your battery, the system turns on.
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Not really. What some people do is cut the socket plug off a servo extension, solder the + and - of the servo extension to the + and - battery posts of the ESC. Then the plug end of the servo extension you would normally plug into the Rx, gets plugged into the pins on the booster. Alternately, you can solder two wires from the + and - battery posts on the ESC directly to the + and - pins on the booster. But, this prevents easy swaps if the booster dies.

Then the booster gets plugged into the Rx battery port.

You can add a switch inline to one of the wires from the ESC to the booster so you can turn everything on/off. Otherwise, as soon as you plug in your battery, the system turns on.
When you do this do you need to remove the red wire on the esc plug so you don't have 2 sources of power to the receiver?
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:25 PM   #1101
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When you do this do you need to remove the red wire on the esc plug so you don't have 2 sources of power to the receiver?
I didn't.
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When using a pack rfor the RX do you still use the switch for the RS esc? Will the LVC still work if you don't?
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:11 AM   #1103
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When using a pack rfor the RX do you still use the switch for the RS esc? Will the LVC still work if you don't?
switch on lipo cut off,switch off no lipo cut off
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When switch is on do I need to remove the red wire that goes from the esc to the receiver?
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When switch is on do I need to remove the red wire that goes from the esc to the receiver?
no,check the 1s check box using the hotwire
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:02 PM   #1106
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Sorry for the post I am sure this has been answered a 1000 times but I dont want to mess anything up! Could you guys please confirm I have this correct. I just downloaded the most current esc download...with both settings on 1S

I just bought the newer novak booster. I will solder its power wires to the esc. then plug the booster into my batt rx port.

I will leave my esc switch turned off full time. I will use the novak booster switch to power my car.

Is this correct??????????????????????????????

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Sorry for the post I am sure this has been answered a 1000 times but I dont want to mess anything up! Could you guys please confirm I have this correct. I just downloaded the most current esc download...with both settings on 1S

I just bought the newer novak booster. I will solder its power wires to the esc. then plug the booster into my batt rx port.

I will leave my esc switch turned off full time. I will use the novak booster switch to power my car.

Is this correct??????????????????????????????

Thanks!!!!
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:43 PM   #1108
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Got the RS installed in my WGT today. I ended up going with a LIFE pack instead of the booster. Evereything seems great! Can't wait to hit the track. Thanks for all the help through this.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:12 PM   #1109
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:35 PM   #1110
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Got the RS installed in my WGT today. I ended up going with a LIFE pack instead of the booster. Evereything seems great! Can't wait to hit the track. Thanks for all the help through this.
Sounds like the best case scenario to me.
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