Malenki-Nano Antweight ESC & Receiver
20th September: More malenkis this week!
We’re delighted to stock Mark Robson’s Malenki Nano ESC & Receiver. For newer builders or those not comfortable with soldering, we recommend the pre-soldered BBB Dual Ant ESC. The Malenki-Nano is full of great features in a tiny package:
- Small and lightweight at 31x20mm and 2.6g
- Three 1.8A brushed channels (two for drive with mixing & center braking, one for weapon) – each channel capable of driving two N20s.
- Built in AFHDS 2A (flysky) receiver to save weight and space
- Two PWM channels for servos or brushless ESCs
- 19th August 2021 firmware update: servo stretcher mode – see documentation!
- Driving invert mode – can switch forwards/backwards on transmitter switch when robot is upside down
- Telemetry – battery voltage information sent to transmitter
- Automatic shutdown on low battery to prevent damage to lipos
2 in stock
Binding & Setup
To Bind: Out of the box it will enter bind mode on power on (flashing blue light). When bound, the flashing LED will stop, you may then need to power cycle Malenki-Nano.
To Rebind: power on Malenki-Nano with your transmitter off and wait 90 seconds for flashing blue light.
- Solder motors (L to left side drive, R to right side drive, W to brushed weapon if needed) and power connector to PWR + & – on the Malenki-Nano. (JST connector and switch recommended) See diagram in the image gallery above.
- For servos/brushless ESCs, solder the signal cable to one of the PWM pads and power them off the power rail if voltage is supported (some servos don’t run above 6V so you may need to add a BEC to lower voltage). These are Channel 4 and 6.
- Power it on, (red light for power) bind to your transmitter (blue light for bind) and test motors – channel 1,2,3 to see if behaving as expected.
- It’s then highly recommended to heat shrink, kapton or electrical tape the Malenki-Nano to lower risk of short circuiting the board.
- In Configuration mode you can use channel 5 to invert or swap channels, disable mixing, braking and enable servo stretching. See Full Documentation.
Soldering a servo or brushless ESC:
Solder the signal wire (yellow or white) of your servo or ESC to the WEAPON2 or WEAPON3 pad.
Solder your servo or ESC positive power (red) to PWR+ and negative power (brown or black) to PWR-.
Wiring from Scott Siegel.