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Old Apr 14, 2008, 06:02 PM
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How can I modify a brushless esc to be controlled with a potentiometer?

Hi, I have some applications that could make good use of these small brushless motors in some of my projects but the problem is: how can I modify the esc to be controlled with a potentiometer? I am into the helicopter scene and have a strong background in electric motors and a fairly good background in electronics and electronic control systems. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!!
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Old Apr 14, 2008, 06:30 PM
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Don't know if this will help but I think there is still a device on the rc market
that will allow you to plug the controller into a small circuit board and control the
ESC with the potentiometer on that board. It was marketed as a way to control
servos, for example, when setting up a plane without having to use a radio. I still
have one that I bought years ago but I've never tried it with an ESC. I think I got
it from Ace hobby but I'm not sure since there are no markings on the board.
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Old Apr 14, 2008, 07:40 PM
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Thanks for the input, I found another thread that has the instructions on how to make your own with a 555 timer module Thanks again!
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Old Apr 14, 2008, 09:36 PM
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Very easy, buy a servo tester... Some cost as little as 5-6 dollars.
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 07:20 AM
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Nother servo-tester diagram:
www.drivecalc.de
-> Servo Driver eliminating the need for a receiver during motor measurement (link almost at bottom of page)

Vriendelijke groeten Ron van Sommeren
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 07:19 PM
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Thanks guys I really appreciate the info, I cant wait for the brushless era to hit the power tool market!!! Think of the possibilities!!
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