Driving friction drive motor by the servo tester

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Driving friction drive motor by the servo tester

Postby WelshGriff » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:45 am

Hi guys my knowledge is limited but I'm learning more and more as I build my friction drive, I have it wired up as far as connecting the servo to the ESC and it powers the motor fine, but I have read it is dangerous to use this servo as a throttle, how come? Is it just the fact that using a thumb throttle has the built in safety aspect of having to keep your thumb down to power the motor?

Also I read a throttle wiring thread but a few guys couldn't get there eBay throttle to work through their turnigy servo, I have this servo and throttle as well any tips?
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Re: Driving friction drive motor by the servo tester

Postby WelshGriff » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:25 am

Anybody?
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Re: Driving friction drive motor by the servo tester

Postby dirkdiggler » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:59 am

I'd hook up a real throttle to your servo tester. Much better.
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Re: Driving friction drive motor by the servo tester

Postby thepronghorn » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:38 am

Yeah having the throttle spring return to 0 is a pretty easy way to dramatically improve safety. You should be able to just wire the throttle in place of the pot on the servo tester.
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Re: Driving friction drive motor by the servo tester

Postby WelshGriff » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:38 pm

Thanks both, I'm gonna wire up a throttle as well just wondered if it was just a safety issue for not returning to zero, rather than it could cause the motor or battery to blow up or something lol
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