Originally Posted by outngo
I would never put throttle on an on-off switch. Talk about massive battery drainage.. YIKES
All my sailplanes are on the gear switch with on or off. There is no need for in between as the motor's main function is to get you to soaring altitude. As far as "massive battery drainage
", in practice it is not a fact nor concern.
Using a 2200maH 25 C 3S in a 40 oz. 713 sq.in. sailplane with a 1300kv motor at 400 peak watts, I can get 10 climbouts to 200 meters with no problem before the LVCO (set to high cutout voltage) says no more.
If you are worried about sudden amp draw for some reason, you can programme your ESC for a soft start. But again I have seen nothing to warrant it. I get good life from my batteries too,so apparently the off/on operation is not doing any damage.
Once you have proportional control of spoilers or flaps on the throttle stick you wonder why you didn't do it sooner.