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Author Topic: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 - Autoset computer speed controller.... Build  (Read 6140 times)

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Right, I need a new speed controller for my Springer.
I've never tried an Action Kits ESC.... so lets have a go.








...what are all these bits for  ??? :D ;)

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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 - Autoset computer speed controller.... Build
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2007, 08:04:22 am »

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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 - Autoset computer speed controller.... Build
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2007, 09:47:38 am »

Suppose this kinda thing needs a small soldering iron, any ideas on what kind of watts we are talking about.

Can you buy htese already made ?
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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 - Autoset computer speed controller.... Build
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2007, 10:49:16 am »

ACTion offer both kits and ready made. The kits are slightly cheaper but if you go for the ready built you know that they have been tested before dispatch. I ordered two ESC's and specified futaba leads. I had them both plus the mixer within two days of ordering. O0

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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 - Autoset computer speed controller.... Build
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2007, 11:29:40 am »

15 watt, small tip, thinnest multicore you can get your hands on.  Having a good supply of "proper" solder, life is reasonably easy, but a newcomer to this area might have to use the lead free solder.  If anybody knows of any changes in technique needed with the new stuff, it would be good to know.
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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 - Autoset computer speed controller.... Build
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2007, 12:26:04 pm »

1If anybody knows of any changes in technique needed with the new stuff, it would be good to know.

I turn up the temperature on the solder station from 270 to 300 for the Pb-free stuff. I gather it's also a bit more corrosive than the real stuff, but I've not had to replace an iron bit yet.
BTW I have about a hundred miles of "non-ROHS" 22 swg solder if anyone wants to buy some!

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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 - Autoset computer speed controller.... Build
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2007, 01:33:09 pm »

How come they don't work on 7 to 12 pole motors?
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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 - Autoset computer speed controller.... Build
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2007, 03:06:43 pm »

I don't want to bore anyone but it's to do with Back EMF. I can supply ESCs that will deal with the huge generator-circuit pulses that these
things produce, but they are much more expensive. Stick to Mabuchis, their clones or Marx-Luder motors and all is well.
Works for me, but suit yourself  ;)
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Action kits and units.
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2007, 11:36:14 pm »

(Post moved here in error. Should have been deleted. FLJ)
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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 - Autoset computer speed controller.... Build
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2007, 06:46:10 pm »


Right, in sequence.....

1. Screw up the instructions... "What the hell do they know!" "I've been building circuit man & boy...." etc, etc.
2. Identify all the parts.
3. Get a magnifying glass out and reattempt to identify the parts.
4. Pick up all the parts that you drooped on the floor and resort into some sort of order.
5. Straighten out the instructions sheets and actually identify all the components.....

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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 build
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2007, 06:50:53 pm »



IC socket

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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 .... Build
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2007, 06:52:26 pm »



Resisters

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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 - Build
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2007, 06:54:58 pm »



Crystal    &   Diodes


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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 - Build
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2007, 06:57:43 pm »



Capacitors and Connector blocks

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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 - Build
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2007, 07:00:13 pm »



Reply & Jumper pins

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Re: Action- Condor 20/2 ESC - Build
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2007, 07:04:42 pm »



Anti static procedures now..... a biscuit tin lid.

( Ensure the tin is full first and then empty with at least 2 cups of tea. )

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Re: Action Kits - Condor - speed controller.... Build
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2007, 07:06:55 pm »



Transistor and MOS Power FETs

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Re: Action Kits - Condor speed controller.... Build
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2007, 07:10:18 pm »



Servo lead

( I found the holes a bit small, not the correct way to do it but I just opened up the holes with a small drill )

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Re: Action Kits - Condor speed controller.... Build
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2007, 07:13:41 pm »



All parts in place.

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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 - Autoset computer speed controller.... Build
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2007, 07:28:36 pm »



.... OK, I give up! What are the extra switches for Dave?

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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 - Autoset computer speed controller.... Build
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2007, 07:32:03 pm »



Case drilled and cut (with Stanley knife).

Just needs testing now.

Total build time 80 minutes, including answering 122 emails, surfing ebay and 6 posts on here!  O0
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Re: Action Kits - Condor 20/2 - Autoset computer speed controller.... Build
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2007, 07:35:12 pm »

Does it work Martin?  ::)
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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2007, 07:38:47 pm »

I found that pictorial tutorial very useful and it has now provided me with inspiration to try to build the Electronize kit I got about six years ago.

1 question - your antistatic tray, should that not be earthed as well??
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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2007, 07:50:21 pm »

Hi All, as far as the anti-static - what I hope Martin did was - once he had the components and his hand on the biscuit tin...he earthed the tin out, by placing the soldering iron tip onto the biscuit tin lid in the corner, whilst the soldering iron was still plugged in.   This discharges the static through the soldering iron's earth to ground.

Aye
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