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Part 2 - More Than Motors

electric model power system ebook

Gibbs Guide to Electric Power Systems Series
The Electric Power Systems series is a new 3-part indispensable resource for electric modellers at all levels. These guides give you access to a wealth of top quality information. The uniquely clear style of writing simplifies this complex subject and makes it easy for you to understand. Each guide is packed full of techniques and technical know-how, yet needs no maths to understand.

Carefully crafted explanations are complimented by superb photographs, charts and graphs, each with an informative caption. Together, these make your learning quick, easy and enjoyable. Before release, each guide was reviewed by beginners, intermediates and experts, making sure of top quality and accuracy.

The author has been building electric power models since 1978. Each guide draws on this massive depth of experience and is the result of thousands of hours of patient attention to detail. When you invest in these guides, you get access to this experience, and also benefit from the thousands of hours of work it took to create them.

Part 2- More Than Motors
Mastering motors is the first of this essential 3-part series. The guide explains the operation of both brushed and brushless motors. The two types of brushless motor, the outrunner and the outrunner, are covered in detail.

Chapter contents and descriptions:
1: Propellers in Electric Flight
2: Propeller Power, Efficiency and Thrust
3: Reduction Gearing
4: Heat, Efficiency & Cooling in Electric Power Systems
5: Introduction to Electronic Speed Controllers
6: Electric Motor Safety
7: BEC and PCO Functions of the ESC
8: Opto Isolating ESCs
9: ESC Limitations
10: Setting up ESCs
11: Battery Basics and Charging
12: Connectors and Wiring of Models
13: Wiring diagrams for Single Motor Brushless Models
14: Power Systems of 11 Different Models Described in Detail

What other modellers say about this guide:

I wish your books had been available when I started electric modeling in 2003. Your excellent power systems guides have filled in many gaps in my knowledge.
Peter Whittle, Canada.

I am part way through reading the second of your guides and I have to write and tell you its as good as the first one. I honestly never felt I would understand electrics, yet you make it seem so easy even for an older modeller like me.
Patrick Goodhew

Andrew, your Electric Power System series has opened many doors for me - at last I now understand what motors are all about. Thank you for these incredible guides.
David Wilkinson, Portsmouth, UK.

Having now taken a quick tour of all three volumes that I purchased, I can see that they are extremely well set out with clear information in an easy to read format. I am in for a good read and a fulfilling piece of education.
Michael Kitchen, N Yorkshire, UK.

What is an e-book?
An e-book is simply a book in digital form that you can download directly to your computer. You can then read your guide on your screen.

Every Gibbs Guides e-book is supplied as a pdf file. To read them, you will need the Adobe Reader© This is easy to install and is free.

When you choose this e-book, you can be learning from it in just a few minutes from now – there’s no waiting for the post to arrive! The main benefits of the e-book are:

a) You’ll be able to access this top quality information instantly
b) With no printing and shipping costs, Gibbs Guides is able to pass on a significant saving to you – so the e-book is very good value for money.
c) You can print a copy for your own use.


Part Number Description Price Qty
GG05 EPS Series: More Than Motors- e-book £8.95
  Please note this is an e-book, NOT a paper book!  

Note for overseas customers:
Recent falls in the value of the British Pound make these superb PDF guides very good value indeed. GBP £8.95 approximates to USD 11.00 / CAN 14.80 / EUR 10.50 / AUD 15.25 / NZD 16.00

Terms and conditions of sale

This operating guide has been produced to supplement the factory-supplied instructions for power system components such as motors, ESCs, propellers and Lipo batteries. All possible care has been taken with the guide; nevertheless, customers use it and the information within at their own risk and absolve the author of any liability whatsoever in respect of personal injury, damage to property or any other kind of accident in connection with this guide. By ordering this guide, you indicate that you accept these terms.
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