Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Rookie Zone
Odd question - RC hovercraft >

Odd question - RC hovercraft

Odd question - RC hovercraft


Old 11-08-2019, 02:05 PM
Tech Rookie
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 3
Default Odd question - RC hovercraft

I have a 6 channel radio and receiver. The machine uses one fan/motor for lift, one for thrust and one servo for rudder.

I want to put the lift fan on one of the switch actuated channels on my radio (on, off, reverse settings)... however, I do not want the lift fan to be at full power at all times. Is there something that I can install before or after the ESC that would allow me to limit the RPMs of the lift fan?

feralucce is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2019, 07:43 AM
Tech Master
the rc guy's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,658

tekin esc might help they have current limits you could use ..
the rc guy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2019, 03:40 AM
Tech Elite
Sir 51D3WAYS's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Somewhere in this Universe
Posts: 2,039

I believe it is possible to set endpoints on the switch channels. Use them to limit power output.
I think you may be able to use a servo modulator..... but I don't know how.
If your Esc allows it, program it to limit output power.

Personally, assuming you are using an aircraft style controller, I would put the lift fan control on the throttle channel (the one without the spring), and use the other gimbal for steering/ forward thrust. This way, you can set the lift fan to a fixed throttle amount and leave it there. Steer can be put on either gimbal, but you must have a steady thumb to prevent the lift throttle position from changing.
Sir 51D3WAYS is offline  
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service