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Old 10-10-2018, 03:42 AM
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Default RC Tamiya Forklift Conversion

Hi Guys I bought a Tamiya Forklift because it would be a simple conversion to RC as it allready had the electric motors and mechanisms. All that it needs is the electronics.

I initually used esc's I pulled out of some cheap hobbyking servos which worked great for a short time but they soon fried.

I am running a 2s lipo 7.4v to a UBEC to lower the voltage and low voltage alarm.

I need your guys help as to what other esc's I could use. The motors are only very small in this forklift so I have found it hard to find suitable esc's that are suit these motors.

Here is a quick video back when I built it.

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That's cool, i don't remember seeing this kit. How do you like it so far?

You should be able to get by with the cheap no-name 10A or 20A reversing speed controls. Just be sure to pull the Red wire off the rx plug for all of them that aren't supplying the bec for it.
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That's cool, i don't remember seeing this kit. How do you like it so far?

You should be able to get by with the cheap no-name 10A or 20A reversing speed controls. Just be sure to pull the Red wire off the rx plug for all of them that aren't supplying the bec for it.
Yea its a good kit, all works well and for very little money you can have an RC forklift.

Would something like this work?
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10A-Brus...a5c9:rk:1:pf:0

and provide power for them straight from the battery? is that what you are saying?
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That would work. I'd probably try for one with no brake, or a brake that can switch off. With a brake, anytime you go from 'forward' to 'reverse' it makes you stop, let off reverse, then hit reverse again to actually back up.

If you really want to go nice, check out Tank ESCs. They are already made to push 2 motor control through 2 channels on 1 stick of your radio so setup should go easiest.

Yeah, all the battery input to each ESC get soldered to 1 battery plug. Then since you are running a seperate BEC you can pull all of the red sockets out of the rx connectors before installing to rx. Or remove the seperate BEC, and use 1 of the internal in an ESC.
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