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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => The "Black Arts!" ( Electrics & Electronics ) => Topic started by: goBulawayo on May 20, 2018, 03:36:00 PM

Title: Connecting Fwd / Rev action to RC Receiver (not boat motor)
Post by: goBulawayo on May 20, 2018, 03:36:00 PM
Hi All, quick question please, I have a crane for my springer tug, with a motor that raises and lowers the hook - What 'switch' would I use to connect this to my Tx? I have a 5 channel Tx so have the channel available.

Thanks Wayne
Title: Re: Connecting Fwd / Rev action to RC Receiver (not boat motor)
Post by: goBulawayo on May 20, 2018, 04:09:54 PM
I assume I will need a servo and a 3 way switch (Fwd/Off/Rev)?

Thanks
Title: Re: Connecting Fwd / Rev action to RC Receiver (not boat motor)
Post by: Netleyned on May 20, 2018, 04:54:18 PM
Get a cheap ESC off the bay.
As long as it is forward and reverse.
Ned ex Neyland

Title: Re: Connecting Fwd / Rev action to RC Receiver (not boat motor)
Post by: goBulawayo on May 20, 2018, 05:14:33 PM
Ah OK thanks Ned, I do have a spare ESC, will give it a go. I assume I just connect its own power source, I know the motor runs OK on a small 9v, would that work through the ESC? Wayne
Title: Re: Connecting Fwd / Rev action to RC Receiver (not boat motor)
Post by: goBulawayo on May 20, 2018, 05:44:05 PM
OK got it working on the ESC thanks