Hey all, I made my own radially arranged ESC for in-thruster operation. Like, the ESC goes in an oil filled thruster, or gets potted or something. It is intended to be installed forward of the motor, like near the nose. Most ESC’s would be perpendicular to the prop plane, requiring a longer thruster body. This one is parallel with it so the body doesn’t need to be especially long. It will fit into a 2.5" diameter cylinder, with openings on top and bottom for wires to go round to plug into the bullets.
The design is based on a VESC. The VESC has some well known problems with the DRV830x drivers at high current, so I replaced the DRV830x with better drivers that can handle more power. It has CAN bus, RS485, TTL serial, PPM, and analog, like the VESC. It works with a standard VESC 4.1x software build.
I guess I am wondering is: Would anyone in this community care or like to use this design? I made 5 for myself but if more people want them we can team up and make some more. If nothing else I’d appreciate help testing if anyone is interested. Design isn’t set in stone either.