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04-10-2011 03:43 PM  6 years agoPost 1
Stephen Born

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This is my T-Rex 700e setup. I moved the CC 110HV esc to the front. Usually placement is placed on the back. Is this location sufficient for airflow cooling? Any suggestions on electronic placement would be appreciated. Comments are welcome. Thanks guys!

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04-10-2011 04:54 PM  6 years agoPost 2
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I'm not sure what the JST connector is for on your setup, sure hope it's camera setup and not the main RX?

Your location for the ESC is less than ideal if you are using a canopy otherwise it will be fine.

Here's my ESC setup, the batteries are facing each other so the battery cables drop through the bottom of the frame. They are then harnessed together and connected to the ESC from the back. Having the ESC on the side makes for a versatile setup.

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04-10-2011 05:35 PM  6 years agoPost 3
JOLT

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Nice set up. I do have a question: you were talking about the main blades and rotated them backwards....they moved freely as if there was no one way bearing?

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04-10-2011 11:07 PM  6 years agoPost 4
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alchemist,

I just got back from the field. Fellow fliers said either I get a cable extension for the esc, placeing it in the back or the alternative would be on the side like you have it set up. I would rather not run the esc from the back so I will zip-tie on the side you have. It looks great! Btw, thanks for the picture!

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04-10-2011 11:09 PM  6 years agoPost 5
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JOLT,

I have the two bearing blocks setup in the right order. I will not disagree with you until I have verified your observation. Thanks for the heads up!

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04-10-2011 11:16 PM  6 years agoPost 6
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I also wouldn't put it on the front. I was going to do the same thing but decided to mount it on the rear tail block to make sure the wires over the gyro (I have mine mounted like you do) wouldn't affect it. With the rear placement i found it very easy to guide the wires to the inside of the frames and just run along and connect behind the motor. If you decide to go that way , you will get unmatched cooling since it is right under the full blast of the blades during flight. Here are some pictures of mine But the setup you have looks very nice, good job!

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04-10-2011 11:25 PM  6 years agoPost 7
Stephen Born

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Supercoolheli,

That is also a good idea. Where the esc is now, it would get too hot too quick which would be a distaster minus a auto. Thanks for your comment and compliment!

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04-10-2011 11:44 PM  6 years agoPost 8
Supercoolheli

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No problem, hope you get that beast in the air soon! .

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04-10-2011 11:49 PM  6 years agoPost 9
Stephen Born

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Did you get extensions for your esc wires? My wires are not long enough.

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04-10-2011 11:53 PM  6 years agoPost 10
Supercoolheli

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nope, I lucked out and mine were the perfect length without any modifications. But then again mine is a different ESC and a different helicopter so dimentions are surely different . Are you running your motor wires from the back? Because mine would not reach if they were coming out the front of the motor.

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04-11-2011 12:06 AM  6 years agoPost 11
Stephen Born

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If you look at the picture of "alchemist" T-Rex 700e, he placed the esc on the side. Placeing the CC esc on the back, does not give you enough wire to safely connect to the motor. I would like to run the wires underneath the swash, but it just cannot be done without the extensions.

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04-11-2011 12:14 AM  6 years agoPost 12
Supercoolheli

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Well the side mount will also provide good cooling providing it's not covered by the side of the canopy. Even under the canopy would probably be fine for AP work since the ESC is not under much stress, unless your setup with cameras is significantly heavier than a standard Trex 700E .

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04-11-2011 12:53 AM  6 years agoPost 13
Stephen Born

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My ideal place for the esc is the back. I need to look into extention wires.

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04-11-2011 09:56 AM  6 years agoPost 14
alchemist

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My ideal place for the esc is the back. I need to look into extention wires.
If it's the ESC power cable you are looking to extend you are a bit limited. Over 12inches approx (from battery to ESC) is pushing the caps on the ESC too hard. Of course you can always add more caps to the extension cable if you can be bothered.

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04-11-2011 04:49 PM  6 years agoPost 15
Ronald Thomas

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Mine is on the front. Here:

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04-11-2011 06:51 PM  6 years agoPost 16
swat310

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The only thing I don't like is the esc wires that close to the gyro.

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04-11-2011 11:43 PM  6 years agoPost 17
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laughingstill,

Sweet setup. Thanks for the pictures!

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04-11-2011 11:45 PM  6 years agoPost 18
Stephen Born

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Bought extension wires for the esc. Will run from the back for maximum airflow. With the purchase of the wires, I also bought bullets to attach the extension wires which I will zip-tie on the inside running to the motor.

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04-11-2011 11:47 PM  6 years agoPost 19
Stephen Born

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JOLT,

One-way bearing is in place and all good. But thank you for your observation.

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