Wheels/brakes

Electron brakes are made from special materials having undergone a long development process. Thanks to this and combined with the Xicoy controller Electron are able to obtain a smooth breaking system, with low power consumption and great performance.

Electron’s philosophy is ” improvement is always possible” and 2017 was dedicated to improving the magnetic brakes, and their controller, this resulting is a more reliable system.

The next drawing shows the break setup:

 

Tradicionally, breaking systems become unbalanced with use. Electron significantly reduced this effect by means of the following:

  • The braking element is made out of high density rubber, with this we achieve a greater resistance to ware and a more even braking.
  • The distance between the disk and the electromagnet is minimal, allowing for a very powerful braking effect.
  • As with the first version, the friction that is produced happens between the rubber on the disk brakes and the aluminium on the electromagnet, never metal against metal.  This prevents any residual magnetism and allows the wheels to rotate completely freely once the brakes have been deactivated.
  • A new high tech control unit with internal gyroscope has been developed. The gyro will compensate for any imbalance between the main wheels, and to help keep the model trajectory on the runway. This controller (GS200) does this by mixing the brakes and the steering

 

 

In the following chart we can see the pair/amperage ratio of our brake system;  tests are made with 2s and 3s Lipo batteries

 

brake grafic

 

Ø MAGNET (mm)CURRENT CONSUMITION AT FULL BRAKE, 8V (A)RESISTANCE (Ω)WEIGHT (g)
320,7011.438
390.958.460
500,810105
751,17.5360

 

Our electronic retract controllers RB-45, RS-200 and GS-200 have an integrated brake controller, if your plane doenst have retracts, you can use just the E_Brake controller, lighter than the complete sets.


 

Drawing scheme for 39mm brake:

 

 

Drawing scheme for 50mm brake:

 

 


 

MAIN WHEELS

The wheels are made from a 7075T6 aluminium rim and vulcanized rubber tyres. The tyres are empty inside and work with atmospheric pressure, so they are not inflated . All wheels are equipped with bearings.

Ø TYRE (mm)Ø MAGNET (mm)Ø AXLE WEIGHT (g)
65325mm55
70395mm60
75395,6mm
1/4"
90
80395,6mm
1/4"
110
90395,6mm
1/4"
120
100396,8mm190
115396,8mm240
130558mm295

 

 

Weight complete 80mm Wheel (magnet included): 190gr

Weight complete 115mm Wheel (magnet included): 320gr

Magnet max current with 2S LiPo (single magnet):  1A

Magnet max current with 3S LiPo (single magnet):  1.5A

 

 

 

 


 

NOSE WHEEL

The nose wheel uses the same technology as the mains. 7075 T6 aluminium rims, and rubber tyres. Nose wheels are equipped with 5 or 6mm bushings, instead bearings.nose wheels

Ø TYRE (mm)Ø AXLE (mm)WEIGHT (g)
50535
60560
70580
755,6100
805,6115
905,6130