Solo used for RC sailplane

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Solo used for RC sailplane

Postby Crackers » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:18 pm

I have a brushed DC motor in an RC sailplane along with a folding propeller and 3S lipo battery (about 10.5-12.5 volts). The combination draws 60 amps. Brushed ESCs for aircraft higher than those rated at 30 amps are not as readily available as they were 20 years ago. I have not found an RC truck brushed ESC that has a reverse that can be turned off. (Reverse would not be good for aircraft.)

A Roboclaw Solo 60 Amp controller might be a good solution along with Motion Studio. Is my understanding that control function allows reverse duty percentage to be set at zero? Can someone please confirm this to me?

Thanks in advance for your help,


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Re: Solo used for RC sailplane

Postby Basicmicro Support » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:13 am

Roboclaw does not currenyl have an explicit reverse disable. The default mode is to set the zero power point based on the intiial state on power up. So if you have your throttle all the way down on startup it will set that as the 0 power point and the motor will only move forward. However if you powered up with the throttle all the way up the motor would only move in reverse.

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