Electric Governor

Setting up the e-Governor

Please take note that during every setup procedures the blades have to be unmounted, the motor pinion must turn free or the cables must be disconnected. Otherwise the motor can spool up accidentally during the setup procedures!

In electric mode we have the goal to make our governor control similar to the usual procedures on the market. This means ... only one channel for TX control as headspeed preset channel. All other things are being done internally so this procedure gives us advantage to use it with a standard hookup receiver as well as any kind of single line, satellites and bus systems.

Preconditions for the usage of the e-Governor

  • At first we need a ESC that provides best access to its power output to the motor. The ESC will be programmed as Airplane or as Helicopter with softstart but no governor. Set the reactions on this esc as fast as possible for best results. You should know that we are not able to guarantee succes with all ESC's on the market.
  • The next thing is the RPM sensor. You can use a sensor with one or more magnets on the main wheel like on nitro helicopters, or a brushless phase sensor. The sensor signal lead must be connected to the Sensor II port, the colour code is similar to the servos. The Sensor II port is powered at 3.3 Volts. Sensors that need full rc voltage must be connected with the power leads to another unused servo port.

Using a magnet sensor at the main wheel (like Nitros) is recommended. As an alternative we can use brushless phase sensors but we tested them with very different results and different combinations. We can not provice any guarantee that your given combo (ESC/Sensor/Motor) will work.