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Old May 06, 2011, 10:47 AM
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tricopter esc bec usage?

Is this a good or bad idea?
In tricopter using ESC 1 bec for powering controller(multiwii), another one for servo and third for some led light.
What do you think?
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Old May 06, 2011, 10:53 AM
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Is this a good or bad idea?
In tricopter using ESC 1 bec for powering controller(multiwii), another one for servo and third for some led light.
What do you think?
Connect LED direct to LiPo (12V of course).

I'm flying with all ESC paralel, but of course your ideal will work too.

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Old May 07, 2011, 02:49 PM
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Thanks Jakub!
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 11:52 AM
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Connect LED direct to LiPo (12V of course).

I'm flying with all ESC paralel, but of course your ideal will work too.

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Just out of curiousity, what does "all ESC in parallel" mean?

Also, I'm building a hexacopter on a tricopter frame. Do I REALLY have to have 6 Escs, or can one control two motors, since they are on the same axis and are only hooked up on the output side of the ESC to run in different directions???

Sounds like a stupid question, but...programming 6 ESCs is going to be a pain. And guys fly dodecahedracopters!!!

THANX,

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Old Aug 15, 2011, 11:54 AM
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1 esc per motor all wired in parallel to the LIPO.
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