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#26 urone

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:25 AM

What to build? If I'm racing 16d motors do I really need a 30 band controller or will a 17 band be enough? I know, it's better to have more than not enough, and that brings me to my next question, what the meaning of "bands" in these controllers? Thanks for the help.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:05 PM

What to build? If I'm racing 16d motors do I really need a 30 band controller or will a 17 band be enough? I know, it's better to have more than not enough, and that brings me to my next question, what the meaning of "bands" in these controllers? Thanks for the help.


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:50 AM

Kit arrived. I had also ordered the ball bearing trigger upgrade, and a floating wiper button. The instructions were very good, and the build was easy. I tried it out the other day at the track, and it works just as well as my other Difalco.

If you're thinking of upgrading, it's worth it!
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:32 AM

BTW: the hinged wiper arm is called a "Fleming Hinge" if I'm not mistaken....did that mod to HO controllers I had back in the 90's

The Fleming Hinge !
I did this on one of my Parma controller's and it is smoooth as silk and was one of the best upgrad's I have done .
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:37 PM

Is it possible to move the heat sink away from the handle?

I got my son a DiFalco 10-band on eBay (probably paid too much).

We race with Hawk 7 motors, mostly NASCAR 4" flexi chassis cars, but might try LMP with same motor & similar chassis as well as 1/32 GTP with the same motor.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:29 PM

Is it possible to move the heat sink away from the handle?

I got my son a DiFalco 10-band on eBay (probably paid too much).

We race with Hawk 7 motors, mostly NASCAR 4" flexi chassis cars, but might try LMP with same motor & similar chassis as well as 1/32 GTP with the same motor.


With the DD273 kit, the heat sink is located near the track connections. In fact, I added two small aluminum hooks that loop over the wall of the track right above the connectors. The kit comes with a bolt, spacer, and fender washer to do basically the same thing, but I wasn't too thrilled with the fact that they mounted on the PC board. One overexuberant move and I could see me splitting the board in half.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:51 PM

But I already bought a Difalco controller with the big heat sink dangling off the cord -
the DD-273 kit is to build a controller, right (or is it made for moving the heat sink?)

I got a 3rd Eye FET-1 controller for myself (my track has a deal on refurbished ones).
Unlike the bigger 3rd Eye boxes, it didn't have the aluminum channel to hang it on
the edge of the track - so I found an 8 foot section of it at Lowes for about $11.
It's sold as 3/4" plywood edge ( maybe for making tables or something?).
It works quite nicely - I think it's the same as the factory uses (3/4" wide x 1/2" deep).

I didn't like laying the box on the shelf created by the driver stations.
I put one on my home made brake & choke contoller I use with a Parma Turbo
(it has a blue LED and a voltmeter just like the $600 units :laugh2: )

I'll have to get a picture of it.
I put the volt meter after the choke so I can see how much I am reducing the
track voltage to (and is I put in zero choke I see the track voltage).

I still need to add a full throttle clicker (choke bypass) relay.
My wife uses the home made box, now that she lets me use the 3rd Eye controller.
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Posted 11 December 2017 - 05:11 PM

I just ordered the Difalco HD30 and am told all the Difalco's connect the same way? But I find this to be conflicting to the instructions received and the steps in this post?

 

Can someone confirm if this is correct or incorrect for a HD30?

 

1. Black from PCB connects to black wire on one of the black Brake Rheostat wires and both of them connect to Red (OEM wire); this red line that goes to Heatsink.

2. Other Black from rheostat goes to Left side wiper contact. <No other line connects to this terminal/contact.

3. Purple/White from PCB goes to Heatsink.

4. Right wiper contact wire that is a Black wire (OEM wire), goes to Heatsink. <No other line connects to this terminal/contact.

5. White wire from wiper arm goes to Heatsink. <No other line connects to this terminal/contact as is insulated.

6. Black wire (insulated from back of wiper arm from white on wiper contact) goes to Heatsink. <No other line connects to this terminal/contact as is insulated.

 

Attached are the images/instructions also that came with the kit. I just want to verify the above it correct?

 

Thank you.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hope this helps

 

Thank you. Question, where are your sensitivity wires going? Where are your brake wires going? I see one is going to the brake stop contact. Where are the others going?

 

Thank you.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:31 PM

Yeah my heatsink looks nothing like that. I guess they all have different wiring then, hence why I am asking for help.


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 05:42 PM

Guess no one knows.


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 07:50 PM

There are at least two different configuration of heat sinks. but the wiring is electrically the same even though the parts layout is different.

I have trouble following your wiring description in your first post but it does not sound correct to me.

 

Not to hurt your feelings but I think you should get someone to assemble it for you or get  someone to sit down with you and show you how it is done.


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 08:10 PM

Or take pictures of someone's & copy that.



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 10:53 AM

I also did a word description where each wire goes? I guess that is too confusing? Ok does someone have a picture? I don't know anyone that has this controller. 


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 04:36 PM

Ok since I have no replies can anyone advise with a digital meter what values I should be getting with no power connected if a meter is connected to the white/black/red lines?
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Posted 22 August 2018 - 01:45 PM

Ok got mine wired up and working with mods: http://slotblog.net/...sis-hd-30-mods/


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