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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > Gadgets and Gizmos
Gadgets and Gizmos
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Forum Posts: 75
4th Jul 2017 16:11  
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Until recently I wasn't aware of using a Rx battery pack, I now have one, what other gadgets and gizmos is it worth obtaining to help with the hobby?

(Fleet Admiral!)

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4th Jul 2017 20:36  
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Hi Nick, all sorts of goodies! But let's walk before we try to run 😉
One thing I would recommend is a Wattmeter for testing your motor / battery combinations so you know what current the motor will draw.

Re RX Battery: PLEASE do not forget to disconnect the red lead in the ESC plug for the RX otherwise you get a clash between the RX battery and the BEC circuit of the speed controller!
Cheers Doug 😎

Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 148
4th Jul 2017 20:43  
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Hi Nick,
As basic as this sounds I got a switch that you plug into a channel on the rx to control lights or just about anything remotely.
I've also got a sound module with 2 speakers from eBay that you load the sound onto a microSD card which I find amusing, this also plugs into a rx channel.
Animatronics is new to me, I'm learning slowly, my 1/4 scale Donald Campbell should scare a few people.
I'm also dabbling with 3D printed linear actuators at the moment, I'm up to 130mm of travel from a normal servo.
Ohhh the entertainment 🤗