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Bypassing the BEC

by | Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

Since the BEC included with the ESC is usually limited to 5A of current and modern high performance servos can exceed this, bypassing the BEC and using a 2S LiPo is an easy solution - and inexpensive too.

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Fear of loss!

by | Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 0 comment(s)
or why otherwise sensible modelers use two batteries!

Marketing types push your buttons by using words like 'safety' to get you to ignore common sense and outfit your model with two battery packs. We explain why this is just BS designed to get rubes off their wallets.

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Servo connectors & extensions

by | Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 0 comment(s)
Why getting what you pay for can be tricky!

I occasionally field questions regarding servo connectors and extensions (especially for giant scale models). Let's briefly delve into some mechanical and electrical considerations because basically, we (all brands) play by similar rules.

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The appeal of Hall Effect sensors

by | Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 0 comment(s)
Going to pot is never good!

The best potentiometers are rated at a million cycles, but that's not forever so they're a wear item. And what about technologies like Hall Effect sensors? Learn a bit about the subject before your servos go to pot resulting in a crash.

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