What Electronic Speed Controller to use ?

7.2-16v esc for tank rc

Below I will write about some essential components for your tank project whether it is a tank or a rover or other project that runs on brushed motors.

Electronic Speed Controllers ESC

These electronic parts control the motors back and forth via the remote control. They have a variable speed from a few revolutions per minute to several thousand revolutions depending on the voltage and the power of the motor.

I order most of the parts from ebay

1. 320a esc 7.2-16v

I personally used the controller from ebay 320a esc 7.2 – 16v, which is good enough if you don’t force it with high voltage and amperage. I also used them on 16 volts but I recommend using a small amperage. The TRA MI project uses these controllers for cordless drill motors and 360 degree turret.

7.2-16v esc for tank rc
7.2-16v esc for tank rc

2. 7.2v esc

The other t34 r tank project uses two 7.2 volt esc controllers also from ebay that do their job. They are among the cheapest. I also used these two controllers for RC cars, not just tanks .

7.2 esc for rc tanks
7.2 esc for rc tanks

3. Sabertooth

Depending on the funds, you can opt for sabertooth speed controllers, which are made especially for tanks.

sabertooth esc tank
sabertooth esc tank

4. Cordless Drill Esc

you can also use the cordless drill button as a speed controller, which varies from 12 to 24 volts and 10-20 amps. You can find these cordless drills quite cheaply at flea markets.

cordless drill esc button
cordless drill esc button

5. 40A Bidirectional Brushed

in the future I would like to order and try two 24 volt and 40 amp speed controllers for one of my projects. They are reasonably priced and I think they are worth a try. you can find these esc on dfrobot.com

24v 40a bidirectional esc
24v 40a bidirectional esc

6. Servomotor ESC 6v

You can also make a mini esc from a small servomotor, disassemble the housing, desoldering off the wires from the small motor and solder wires on another larger motor, unscrew the upper housing and remove the gears, and place the final shaft in position 0 until the engine stops. After this operation the motor becomes controllable back and forth from the remote control.

link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFj5NnY8bXU

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