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  1. #441
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    I got my wiring diagram drawn up...

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    As of right now, the light bar is wired up this way:

    But, they are actually 3.4v LED's so I may be getting some 1w 22ohm LED's and wiring them up in parallel instead.

    However, nothing will be done until I get some parts in... I am making custom parallel blocks for power and the Rx switches are on back order. I can do most of the wiring without the switches, but I am dead in the water until the parallel block parts come in.
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    Pretty sure their is a diod or resistor that blocks the voltage from going up the ground when the motor is going forward. Boy am I rusty on this stuff

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    LOL Jimmie and you thought mine was bad. What I see looks OK but remember who is saying that
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    Just found a problem... the servo will not work like I have it wired above. I just tested it... it MUST have a ground between the receiver and the servo as I suspected. But, if I do that I am concerned that the 7.4v system will effect the 6v system.

    Guess I will be doing some testing when my new multimeter comes in. My old one finally bit the dust after 15 years... lol
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    New meter came in today... I got right to testing!

    Tested by feeding 4.5 volts to a servo tester and feeding 6 volt direct to the servo. The tester was fed by a 3 cell AA pack I made just for this test and the servo was fed from a 2S pack via a 6 volt BEC. With just the signal wire connected to the tester the servo did nothing. With a ground wire from the BEC to the tester the servo worked fine... the tester was still only being fed 4.5 volts and the servo was being fed 6 volts. I then connected a ground wire directly from the 2S pack to the servo tester... same results; tester = 4.5v and servo = 6v.

    So, this new wiring guide should work out fine!


    All I have done is add a ground from the 7.4v power block to the receiver.
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    all I can say right now is wow.
    and to think I will keep it simple on my own truck.

    keep up the good work jimmie
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    Great drawing btw, I've been trying to keep mine up to date with the three receivers and fpv gear, but these things are such a hassle to draw out cleanly like you have! Well done =)

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    Thanks for the compliment!
    It is just paint...


    Diagrams help keep me sane while I am soldering things up. I can do simple projects without drawing anything, but when it gets to look like a rats nest if I don't have a diagram to follow I tend to make mistakes.
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    Definitely following this, I will keep those connection iink in mind.
    By the way the internal BEC can be changed , ist it better to install one apart for a higher voltage servo or still run it from the ESC.
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    The stock ESC's BEC is not adjustable... it only puts out 6 volts. At first, I installed the CCBEC just to keep the ESC safe... I was pushing the limits of the BEC with the Blue Bird servos. Now, I want more power... and the steering servos are rated for 7.4 volt use so I am totally revamping the electrical on my Summit to allow two different low voltages to be used.
    My steering servos will be fed more voltage while keeping the 6v servos fed their limit as well as the receiver.
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    I have received some parts for my power strips/blocks!
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    I got my power blocks soldered up!





    I used an AA for size reference.

    There will be 3 in all; a 2 slot for the stock lights powered through switch A, a 3 slot for the under chassis lights and light bar powered through switch B, and a 3 slot for the steering servos and fan powered via the CCBEC at 7.4 volts.

    The 6v fan spins pretty quick on 7.4 volts!


    I have decided to start off powering the fan at the higher voltage... unlike the diagram shown above. If it fails rather quickly I will plug it in direct to the receiver as shown and solder up a 2 slot for the CCBEC.
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    Finally!!
    Proud owner of some sweet SPC packs!




    They do fit without cutting the fins, but it is so much easier on the wires if you do.

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    Jimmy, When I do get a summit, I am just gonna send it and the hacked flysky and all the parts to you so you can wire it... Wanna make some money???

    JK! I think mine will be a much simpler wiring job 8)
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    Believe it or not, I sucked at soldering when I got back into this hobby...
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    Parts came in like 2 weeks ago... just haven't had time to tinker with it yet.

    I am bidding on some tires... hopefully I get them!
    (and get this wiring fixed up so I can actually drive the thing)
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    Why did you go with the 6900mah 70c batteries as opposed to the usual 8200mah 50c batteries?

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    Because they fit in my other RC as well... a MT4G3.
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    Look what I found...



    $130 shipped for both sets!
    The Rok Lox are like new... the Moab XL's are well used in comparison, but I am not sure how much tread they came with new.

    Now to save up for some oversized bead locks...
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    The xl's.... that is a good score sir.well done
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    I know!!


    How long have they been out of production?? Do you know? They have no rips or tears and seem to have very low wear... but without a new set to compare to it is hard for me to tell. I will be selling either the Lox or the XL's depending on which I like more for what terrain I am building the Summit up for... which is why I worked to get this auction; I should be able to sell the set I don't use and get most of my money back out of them. I am not one to have multiple sets of tires lying around waiting to be used for a specific terrain. I would rather have a tread that works in most terrain and use my hard earned money elsewhere.

    Elsewhere like my workbench... I really need to find the time/money to make a spot to work on my RC's. Hopefully this week so I can get the low voltage side soldered up and running on this thing before the summer is through.
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    Those are some nice tires! You bought them from me Haha! Funny I was just reading through here, and they popped up. What a small world. Good luck with them. Glad you like them!

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    Definitely a small world!
    Thanks for the honest description...
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    No problem!

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    8/72 gearing!!


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    You planning to tow a house with that gearing? Should have plenty of torque!
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