Throtle conttroller for rigid wing

Hey - I’m looking to use an electric system with a hang-glider wing.

Not sure that physically the ppg controller will work for me, so am thinking I am going to have to roll my-own, at least in part.

I might be able to use the design hardware, but with a different input. Rather than squeezing a trigger , something like a motocycle.

So the question is: how does the controller see a squeeze of the throttle - increasing resistance presumably?

And please is there a spec for the output?

I am expecting to use a mad-ampx-esc-200a-(12-24s)-hv - can it be connect directly ?

Thanks for any help and advice


Hi! You are correct. The controller uses a potentiometer which just had variable resistance. That’s read by the analog input on the microcontroller and finally converted to a PWM output that’s read by the ESC.
If you’re comfortable soldering you could probably hook up anything that has variable resistance to the same points on the board as the potentiometer.

For experiment you can use something like this direct to the controller.

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What rigid wing? I’m thinking of doing something like a light trike for my Ghostbuster Rigid wing using this setup