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Old 08-15-2019, 07:58 PM   #1
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I have this idea in my head that I think would work but I wanted to ask you guys.

You have a mamba x on 4s to run the motor and servo. You wire a bec to a second tiny brushed esc at 7.4v for power (pos/neg leads) only.

You run the tiny esc to open channel on receiver for signal only. The ESC is connected to a winch servo motor. This way on the radio you could make the switch stepped and have control of the speed of winching.

Would this work or am I crazy? A winch controller is $30-50. A hobbywing brushed is like $18.

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Old 08-15-2019, 08:45 PM   #2
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I plugged a hobbywing 1060 into CH3 on the RX and wired the output to the motor one a servo winch and assigned a 3 position switch.


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Old 08-15-2019, 08:56 PM   #3
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Yes, that's what I did with an old 1040 ESC for my winch.

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Old 08-16-2019, 04:43 AM   #4
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Yep the 1060 is perfect. By setting EP on that channel, you can limit output voltage. I run my 1060 on 3s, winch is at 6v


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Old 08-16-2019, 06:01 AM   #5
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Default Re: ESC for winch controller?

I run a decased fxr as a winch controller on my class 3. Works fantastic.
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:17 AM   #6
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Default Re: ESC for winch controller?

i have a micro esc 20a it was $5 i glued it to the back of my bec and waterproofed it its smaller than the bec and it lifts a 20lb rig kinda slow but im only running 6v to the esc
im thinking of decasing a cheap high voltage esc to run 3s to the winch but i dont realy ever use it so im not sure i want to spend the $10
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:35 AM   #7
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This is a great micro esc for a winch controller, check out the voltage!

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