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Old 12-27-2016, 11:01 PM
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Hello guys, so how exactly do u reverse when ur using a ESC? How does it work?
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Most current ESCs require two pushes on the trigger (the opposite direction what you do to go forward) to activate reverse. The first push (out on the trigger) is for brakes. Release and immediately push out again and you should get reverse. If you accidentally pull to far when you release the brakes and start to creep forward, you will have to start over.
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Originally Posted by 0010 View Post
Most current ESCs require two pushes on the trigger (the opposite direction what you do to go forward) to activate reverse. The first push (out on the trigger) is for brakes. Release and immediately push out again and you should get reverse. If you accidentally pull to far when you release the brakes and start to creep forward, you will have to start over.
can u reexplain that please,u lost me
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double click brake = reverse
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double click brake = reverse
what do u mean by double click? do u mean tilting the joystick down twice is revrse and tilting it down once while its going forward is brake?
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Originally Posted by masterfo View Post
what do u mean by double click? do u mean tilting the joystick down twice is revrse and tilting it down once while its going forward is brake?
I think what he meant, is that if you are using a stick (Joystick) radio, when you pull the stick (throttle / brake) back, the first time you pull it back, it activates the ESC's brakes, and slows the car. Then when you release it to center, and pull it back once more, then this time, given your car has stopped, the ESC will activate reverse.

But to help help further, what ESC and Radio do you have. Given some profiles for ESC's are different.
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Hello guys, so how exactly do u reverse when ur using a ESC? How does it work?
First things first. Do you have an ESC that has reverse? What make and model ESC are you using? Have you read the instructions?
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I have a HobbyWing XR10 (JustStock) and it can brake multiple times during the coast without going into reverse just as long as I don't brake hard at the 2nd or 3rd jab. It is very cool.

With Tamiya's kit ESC, once you hit brake once regardless of how hard you apply, the next time you try to brake during the same coast will force it into reverse. Not very convenient.
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Many speed controls that are designed for racing will have reverse disabled by default. Many of the old brushed motor racing speed controls didn't even have a reverse option. Thankfully most of the brushless speed controls have the options to enable or disable reverse. You will need to check your speed control manual for instructions on how to adjust options.

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As far as how to engage reverse if your esc has this as an option and it is engaged, there are normally 2 ways to do so if you are using a "car type" transmitter with a throttle trigger and steering wheel.

Option 1. Push forward on the trigger until reverse engages.
Some speed controls just require that you push the trigger forward/away from the person controlling the vehicle and reverse will engage. Sometimes there is a short delay before reverse engages, in part to protect the transmission gears from going instantly from forward to reverse. If the vehicle is being driven forward, you may notice that when you try to engage reverse that it may apply brakes first/slow down and then go into reverse shortly after.

Option 2: Push forward for brakes/release/push forward for reverse.
This type of speed control will not go immediately into reverse if it previously was actively being driven forward (but will go into reverse if the car was sitting still). The person controlling the vehicle will need to engage the brakes/push the throttle away from the user/return the throttle to the neutral position/and then push the throttle away from the user again to engage reverse.

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If this is confusing, I would suggest downloading the manual for any of the popular ready to run vehicles as they will have detailed instructions including pictures of these concepts. The Traxxas Slash manual has decent instructions for example.

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I will add that typically you pull the throttle trigger towards your body to make a car go forward and away from you to stop/engage reverse. However it is possible to program a speed control to work the exact opposite. It is also possible to reverse the way the controls of a transmitter work buy changing either a toggle switch or programming screen on most transmitters. Without knowing all the variables, it is always best to download the manual for your particular vehicle or electronics so you can confirm how they are setup or return them to factory default settings.
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ESC: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbykin...1-10-1-12.html

motor: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...-approved.html

im using an micro controller to run these motors
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According to the manual for your ESC, you first need to bring the car to a stop, release the throttle/brake control, then apply brakes again to engage reverse. You should first double check to ensure the ESC is configured for reverse as the ESC supports disabling reverse. Check your manual for how to do this.
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The links you provided have the manuals for the products. Just click on the purple word "FILE" that looks like a tabbed file folder. You should see .pdf files you can download/view, such as the speed control manual.

By default your speed control should have reverse enabled. If you bought the speed controller used, it may have been changed to forward only. If that is the case, it appears you will need a PROGRAMMING CARD to change the speed control settings. Here is the link to what you would need to buy

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbykin...r-car-esc.html

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Before you buy anything, you could always try calibrating your current transmitter to the speed control (instructions are in the downloadable manual online). If your transmitter has throttle and/or brake travel and/or end point settings, make sure they are set to 100%/maximum before calibrating.

Post what model of transmitter you are using and we would be able to provide additional assistance.
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