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Old 10-16-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Hobbywing ESC 60A Motor cannot Brake

Hi to all.
My name is Sasi and i am very new to the RC world.
I just got a used Kyosho TF-5 and installed my old motor and ESC from my previous car into it.
Motor: EZRun 5.5T
ESC : Hobbywing 60A
Radio : Fly sky GT3B

I am having some problems.
My motor only works in the forward/reverse mode.
When i set it to forward/reverse with brake, there seems to be no brake.
I am not sure if i have setup the ESC and Radio properly.
Could someone walk me through the steps on how i should setup? I am quite sure i messed up somewhere.

I also have another question.
What would be a good and fast servo to match my flysky receiver?
I got a Power HD servo which was slightly expensive, but somehow, the servo does not center properly, some of my friends told me that the radio may not match the servo.

I thank you all in advance for the help/advise.
Hope to hear from you soon.

Sasi
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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I have several HobbyWing Xerun and EZRUN ESCs. You need the programming card to set the braking.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:21 PM   #3
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You don't HAVE to have it. It's just 10x easier to do so. I always get mixed up when trying to do it without the card, so hopefully someone else can chime in.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:55 PM   #4
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Hi guys. I have the programming card.
I did set the forward/reverse with brakes using it. but somehow, it wont brake or reverse.
DO i need to calibrate my throttle position first or something?
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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I would recalibrate the throttle/brake/neutral positions with the transmitter first, 90% sure that's the problem. The transmitter is pretty low end, I hope the problem isn't in it. Anyway if you want to start more seriously in the hobby I would suggest getting a decent one right away because from personnal experience, any cheap-no name piece of equipment bought is $ spent thrown because at the end of the day you will buy the real thing which will serve you for years. As for servo, for a begginer I reccomend the cheapest brand name servo (KO, Futaba, Spektrum, Graupner, Hitec) with metal gears, it will be very good
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Thank you so much for the infomation. I will try to calibrate it and see.
I am in the process of sourcing a Sanwa M11X, is this good enough?. As for the servo, how does Savox sound?
You're right about the unknown stuff, i wasted a lot of $ on low end stuff that usually doesnt work right. Just doesn't give you the satisfaction and you have to end up buying good ones later.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:24 AM   #7
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Yes, Savox should be good, I don't have any experience with them but I hear they are great and well priced. The M11x is a great transmitter, you can't go wrong with buying any top-end transmitter. Those are top KO Propo, Futaba 4PK, Sanwa and Spektrum DX3R (Pro). You must know that they cost very much and it's probably the most expensive (with the Spektrum costing a little less than the competition) single part of equipment you will ever buy, but when you buy it you have it for a lifetime if you want it If you have any other question I will gladly answer them, but send them in my inbox because this is a little off-topic
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Is the 60A rated ESC a little undersized for a 5.5T motor? Do you have external capacitors mounted to the ESC? On several other brands of ESC the brakes aren't very good without the external caps.
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thank you for all the tips. It is of a great help to me.
The ESC has external caps. I got the problem solved, as you guessed, it is the trottle position calibration.

Broke my lower arm while playing yesterday, crashed..... the servo i have currently just wont center, so i cant go fast on the straights.
It is really frustrating.
I really need that Savox.
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