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If I hook it up to a standard radio receiver I can run it just fine. I notice that it makes a beep when I hook it up to the RC receiver and then turn on the transmitter so I am guessing there is something else going on.
Hi,Sounds like you have an ESC on it. Which is it (make and model)?
Electronic speed controller? I'm just making sure.
use a pair of ne555 to generate a 2ms pulse every 20ms.
I guessed I would have to use a 555 timer but I was hoping for an easier solution, in any case i'll hunt through my stuff for a couple 555 timers and see if I can get it to work.
Alright now the other question I had is: Does the Battery Elimination Circuit(BEC) regulate power and can I use it to power the 555 and control the motor?
The schematic floating around my head is basically the batteries hooked up to the ESC with the wire meant for the RC receiver heading towards a PCB with a 555 timer on it designed to output (as close as possible)a full on PWM signal.
Unfortunately I also have the vision of this thing suddenly jumping to life and tearing itself apart from the sudden jump in speed. Is there any way to make it start slow and after a few second reach top speed and sit there?