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#1 kevinO Apr 19, 2011 12:30 PM

Optically isolated ESC's ok with HoverFly Pro?
 
I was going to use ESC's that have a Opto isolated throttle. I assume it's ok but thought I'd check with the "higher up's" at Hoverfly Tech before I power up the soldering iron...

Cheers,
Kevin

#2 S11D336B Apr 19, 2011 12:57 PM

I don't see any issue with optical isolation, but the rest of the ESC must be able to respond fast enough to be suitable for quadcopter use.

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Originally Posted by kevinO (Post 18010435)
I was going to use ESC's that have a Opto isolated throttle. I assume it's ok but thought I'd check with the "higher up's" at Hoverfly Tech before I power up the soldering iron...

Cheers,
Kevin


#3 kevinO Apr 19, 2011 01:04 PM

Well for full disclosure, below is the link of the ESC in question.

http://helidirect.com/hobbywing-plat...sc-p-18853.hdx

#4 RC Man Apr 19, 2011 01:06 PM

You will need a separate 5v supply for the receiver. Just get something like a CC BEC, set it for 5v, power it from the flight battery and plug it into the receiver battery port.


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#5 S11D336B Apr 19, 2011 01:06 PM

Looks like it would work to me, but I haven't tried one myself.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevinO (Post 18010715)
Well for full disclosure, below is the link of the ESC in question.

http://helidirect.com/hobbywing-plat...sc-p-18853.hdx


#6 kevinO Apr 19, 2011 01:16 PM

Thank you for your time.

#7 RC Man Apr 19, 2011 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevinO (Post 18010715)
Well for full disclosure, below is the link of the ESC in question.

http://helidirect.com/hobbywing-plat...sc-p-18853.hdx

That thing sure is sure way overpriced. Itís one of those very popular Chinese ESC with the price marked way up.

Hear are some better deals:

40 Amp Opto
http://www.hobbypartz.com/vose40aopbre.html


40 Amp with BEC
this is what I use http://www.hobbypartz.com/volcano-40...oller-esc.html

this is also good. Direct from China so the price is lower but the shipping is slow. http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo...0&productname=



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