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Old 04-10-2002, 02:44 PM   #1
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What function does this serve? Does it provide better reception?
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Old 04-11-2002, 04:31 PM   #2
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They serve to help to stabilize the supply voltage of the receiver. They can not improve the reception range, but let the receiver work very stable.The stabilized supply voltage for the receiver comes from the ESC and is used by the servo also. Sometimes the voltage stabilizer in the ESC is unable to provide the required power for the receiver because the motor uses all available power and the battery voltage goes down or the servo uses too much power (FET servos are prone to consume high current pulses) For these very short time periods the power capacitor connected to the supply voltage of the receiver works like a backup and provides the missing electric power for the receiver.

If you feel that your steering is glitching at full throthle you may want to try to use a power capacitor on your receiver. (Naturaly glitching can have different reasons.)
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cool... thanks for the response. I might have to try that, although I just bought a new receiver so that may remedy the problem.
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any info on the specs of the capacitor that can be used? also, do you plug it in the battery terminal of the receiver?
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I use 1000uF 16V (105 rated, not that you need that much) and I just plug it to an unused receveir socket with a normal plug.

Takes away the jittering that some radio/esc/motor combos produce when you apply full power.

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Hey antoniop,

I'm a HUGE fan of your website! Keep up the great work!
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Thanks,

Keep visiting. I'm preparing some new stuff (the sky is the limit...or is it money )

It's becoming hard to find ideas to spice it up. I managed to do that for the portuguese electric racers (http://www.pirespreto.com/webboard) but for the english speaking rc drivers there's a lot of excellent sites. Trying to find something new is a really big pain.

Glad you liked it.
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thanks hope i find one in the elec. shop and try it on my old radio
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Antoniop: Are you into photography too? I notice you're using medium format on your fotos. Are thet for real or just for nicely framed pics ... nice touch - in any case
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Hi stik,

No, I'm not anymore. I used to be a photography addict when I was at college (architecture).
I had access to a lab and developed my own films and prints. The frame idea came from that trend that some photographers followed in the late 80's of using integral frames.

I just draw the frame in photoshop and I use it to insert my digital photos. It enhances the looks on the site.

I'm just into digital photo and 35mm photo right now, and more or less like everybody that gets a family, I take huge amounts of pictures of the wife and kids . But I do it with style (eh eh). That's why I take a HUGE bag with lenses and cameras with me when I'm on vacation. And of course, no one can take good pictures unless it has a winder to take 4 or 5 per second in order to catch that "moment" LOL.

However I still have this crazy idea of getting a Hasselblad and a Leica M.
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