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Beginners Guide to Connecting Your RC Plane Electronic Parts


by HavocRC on September 17, 2013

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Beginners Guide to Connecting Your RC Plane Electronic Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Intro: Beginners Guide to Connecting Your RC Plane Electronic Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Step 1: Transmitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Step 2: Receivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Step 3: ESC (Electronic Speed Controller) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Step 4: Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Step 5: Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Step 6: Servos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Step 7: Soldering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Step 8: Connecting it all up! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Step 9: Binding the Receiver to the Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Step 10: Where To Buy Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Step 11: Conclusion: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Author:HavocRC
Qu tal? I'm 16 and enjoy learning about electronics. I am self-taught. I love programming my Arduino and soldering circuits. My newest hobby is to make
RC planes. I've spent many fun (and mad :) hours building and flying my planes. I'm looking for an Arduino club in my area and an RC club. I also like
Spanish! Estoy comiendo pizza porque son mejor que hamburguesas!

Intro: Beginners Guide to Connecting Your RC Plane Electronic Parts


I'm into building RC planes. One problem I had was that couldn't find a guide to the basics of connecting all the electronics parts together (on instructables). Hopefully
this I'ble will help you get started with your RC plane.

My goal is to give you a general idea of what each component is show you how to hook them up.

Biolethal made a very good instructable on a COMPLETE guide to RC electronics so for more detail on each part please read his i'ble. While he thoroughly explains each
component, he doesn't explain how to hook it all up. That is the goal of this i'ble to explain how to connect everything.

See his i'ble @ http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Complete-Guid...

Also another good place to get started with RC is http://makezine.com/makerhangar/, but I don't recommend making the plane he made. His plane is big and bulky. I
recommend your first plane to be something similar to Experimental Airlines https://www.youtube.com/user/ExperimentalAirlines/videos . He has a lot of good planes for
beginners but I do not like his style of building fuselages. They are weak and flabby. I will post another i'ble hopefully soon on how to make your own beginner RC foam
board plane.

Don't forget to check out flitetest. Those guys are simply awesome! flitetest.com

All the parts are from HobbyKing.com So far all of the parts that I've gotten from there are very good quality despite their super low prices. Thanks hobbyking!

Step 1: Transmitters
The transmitter is what you use to control your plane with. This is usually the most expensive electronic component that you will buy.

Most modern transmitters us a 2.4 Ghz frequency. These new ones have shorter antennas and are easier to work with as opposed to the oder FM radios.

The transmitter that I use the HobbyKing's transmitter. It cost 25 dollars for the transmitter AND the receiver. Its probably the cheapest 6 channel radio on the market
today. I've been using this transmitter for about a year and a half now and the only downside to it considering it's price is that it eats batteries. You might consider making
it run off of a lipo battery.

Speaking of a 6 channels what does that mean? There are 3-,5-,6-channel transmitters and so forth. Channels are the amount of things you can control. For instance a
three channel transmitter means you can only control three motors/servos/accessories. A standard RC transmitter you buy for a RC plane has 6 channels. These
channels are controlling the rudder, elevator, ailerons, motor, Aux 1, and Aux 2. So basically each channel controls a different motor.

Aux 1 and Aux 2 are reserved for different features on your plane. For instance you could have 2 bomb drops, or 1 bomb drop and a set of lights. The auxiliaries are
usually controlled extra switches or knobs on the transmitter.

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Image Notes
1. AUX 1
2. AUX 2

Step 2: Receivers
The receiver is what goes into your aircraft and controls the servos and motor(s). You can see from this receiver that it is a 6 channel receiver. The BAT slot is not
considered a channel. The receiver shown above was only 10 dollars as opposed to around 20.

The receiver above connects wirelessly to the the transmitter using a 2.4Ghz frequency. 2.4Ghz frequency is the standard frequency for RC planes.

The receiver runs off of 5v, and sends signals the the servos to turn them. It also sends a signal to the ESC (we'll talk about that later) to tell it how fast the run the motor.

Now you may be wondering were the receiver gets it's 5 volts from. It gets that from the ESC's BEC, or battery elimination circuit. Keep reading to find out more about the
BEC.

The anttenas on these guys like to break, so I suggest covering the part where the antenna meets the receiver wih a bit of hot glue to relieve the strain on the wire.

Make note: Each receiver will only bind with a specific brand and type of transmitter. Make sure you buy a matching pair transmitter/receiver.

Step 3: ESC (Electronic Speed Controller)


ESC basic info

ESC. An Electronic Speed Controller does several things. First, it converts your battery voltage down to 5v which is what your receiver runs off if. Not all speed controllers
have this capability. When buying one what you are looking for is and ESC which says on it BEC or UBEC. This stands for [ (Universal) Battery Elimination Circuit.]

The second thing the ESC does is it converts the DC power from your battery to an AC current which is required by the motor. Brushless motors run off of AC current.

Choosing an ESC.

When picking out and ESC there is one very key feature to look out for. That is the amperage rating. Each motor will take a different amount of amps. Say I have a motor
that pulls 10 amps. I do not want to buy an ESC that is rated for 10 amps. I would want to get an ESC that is rated for 15 or 18 amps. It is always good to go higher. The
higher amp-rated ESC you get the less heat will be radiated.

Speaking of heat, this ESC can get very warm at times! That's why it is important to get a ESC with an amperage rating higher than your motor or your motor will pull too
many amps through the ESC and cause the ESC to overheat and possible catch fire.

Then you risk a fire and burning up your RC plane! That would be horrible! Then your plane would go down in flames onto your neighbors hay barn, catch that on fire,
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then a the fire starts spreading. . . I'm just kidding, well about it burning everything up part :D.

The ESCs should be placed in such a manner that they get sufficient airflow to keep them coo.

Step 4: Battery
Batteries have several different characteristics.
LiPo (Lithium Polymer) batteries are standard for the RC hobby.

The first thing to talk about is the battery's voltage. While the batteries exact voltage may not be printed on the battery itself but it will tell how many cells the battery has.
LiPo batteries are made up of cells. Each cell is 3.7 volts. for example the battery shown above is a 2s battery. This means that is has 2 cells, which would give it a total
voltage of 7.4 volts. These cells fully discharged should NOT go below 3.3 volts and the cells fully charged should not go 4.21 volts. So for a 3S battery fresh off the
charger it will be about 12.4 volts. You can drain that battery all the way down to 10.6 volts. The less you drain the battery the better.

The next thing is the Amp capacity. The battery shown above is a 2200 Mah battery. This means the battery can supply 2200 milliamps over a 1-hour period.

Finally there is the discharge rate. This particular battery has a 25c discharge rate. This is how much current the battery is able to supply. The higher the discharge rate,
the more power you will get from your battery. In order to see how much current your battery can deliver, multiply the C rating by the capacity of the battery in amps. For
instance the battery shown above is a 2.2 amp (2200mAh) battery with a C rating of 25. 25 x 2.2 = 55. This means during it's lifetime 12.6 volts down to 10.6 this battery
can constantly supply up 55 amps of current. This is plenty enough to power any foamboard planes.

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Step 5: Motor
You motor is the power plant of your plane. The motor will turn your propeller at a high speed to propel it through the air!
The standard motor that you put in your RC plane is brushless, which means it runs off of AC current. This is why you need a speed controller to convert the battery's DC
power into AC.

When choosing a motor there are two basic things you need to look for.

RPM. The motor above runs at 1400 KV. KV means that for every volt applied motor will spin 1400 times. If we use a 2s battery (7.4v) then our motor's RPM is 10,360 (
1400Kv x 7.4v = 10,360 rpm).

Power rating. The motor below is 52 watts. In order to find the wattage of the motor multiply the max current of the motor by the voltage applied to it. This motor pulls 7
amps and uses a 2s battery (7.4v) so 7 x 7.4 = 51.8W

This motor is suggested for a 275 gram plane.

Step 6: Servos
Servos are what move your control surfaces. The servos plug into the receiver. The ailerons plug into channel 1 on the receiver and the elevator plugs into channel 2 on
your receiver.

Step 7: Soldering
When you get your speed controller it will not have all the connectors necessary to hook everything up so you will need to pull out your soldering iron and heat shrink and
get to work! The speed controller hooks up to three things, the motor, the battery, and the receiver. With that in mind. . .

First find out what type of battery connector is on your battery. The type of plug that was on the battery shown above was an XT60 type. This means you will need to buy
one male XT60 connector for your ESC. (the two big wires from the ESC connect to the battery)

Make sure when you solder the wires on that they are in the correct polarity. You can 'half plug' the two connectors together and make sure that the red and black wires
match. Make sure to cover any exposed wires with heat shrink.

Now you need to add the connectors that go to the motor. On the specifications for your motor it should tell you what type of connetors are on. For instance, the motor
shown above comes with 3.5 mm 'bullet' connectors. In order to connect this to the ESC, you will need 3x 3.5mm bullet FEMALE connectors. Solder these three onto the
three wires coming out of the ESC. Again, make sure all exposed wires are covered in heat shrink. Now slide the male connectors from the motor to the three female
connectors coming from the ESC. Make note, it does not matter which order you plug them in for now. See the last image to see the motor attached to the ESC.

Refer to pictures for further instruction.

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Image Notes
1. XT60 type. Remember, for the ESC you will need a MALE connector.
2. Make sure when you solder the wires on that they are in the correct polarity.
You can 'half plug' the two connectors together and make sure that the red and
black wires fit. Make sure to cover any exposed wires with heat shrink.
3. Ignore this :D

Image Notes
1. These two connect to the battery.
2. This connects to the receiver
3. These wires go to the motor. On these three wires gets soldered the 3.5
mm FEMALE connector.

Image Notes
1. 3.5 mm connectors.

Step 8: Connecting it all up!


Make sure when you connect anything to the receiver that you push in the servo leas so that the brown wire (negative) faces AWAY from the text on the receiver.

1. Connect the battery and the ESC


2. ESC servo lead to channel 3 on receiver. You plug this into channel three and NOT the BAT slot. You would plug the battery into the BAT slot if you were
making a plane without an motor, i.e. a glider.
3. ESC to the motor. Connect the three wires in any way. You can change this later.

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Image Notes
1. Battery-->ESC
2. ESC-->Channel 3 on Receiver
3. ESC-->Motor
4. My EPIC foamboard plane! This thing cost 3 bucks to make! Shhh, I may might make in I'ble on it!

Step 9: Binding the Receiver to the Transmitter


So now you have everything hooked up, but when you turn on the transmitter, nothing happens! Well this is because you haven't bound the receiver to the transmitter.

Binding the receiver.

When you get the receiver it has to be bound to the transmitter. If your transmitter is not bound to the receiver than you will not be able to control anything. The steps
below are for binding this specific receiver, but works with others too. Consult your manual for further instruction.

1. Plug the bind plug into the BAT slot.


2. Plug in the power connector from your ESC. Make sure you have the ESC connected to the motor and the battery.
3. The red light on the receiver should start flashing
4. Turn on your transmitter holding down the bind switch. The bind switch must already be pressed before transmitter power-up.
5. Wait a few second and if you see the red light on the receiver stop flashing then you have successfully bound it!

Step 10: Where To Buy Parts


RC electrons have been continually been getting cheaper. All the electronic shown in this instructable were taken from HobbyKing. Hobbyking is one of the cheapest web
sites online. Please visit www.hobbyking.com to check out their incredibly low prices.

Step 11: Conclusion:


I hope this has been helpful to you in understanding what parts need to be connected to what. If you have any question feel free to PM me or to leave a comment! Don't
forget to vote!

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NC FPV says: Aug 17, 2016. 12:51 PM REPLY


Trying my first 433mhz setup. Using Hawkeye open LRS. Can the ESC power the receiver or will it have too much power? Keeps saying something about
how more than 3.3.v can damage these types of receivers. Or, do I need to use a seperate power source? Can't find out much about Hawkeye regarding
installation or anything..

HavocRC says: Aug 20, 2016. 12:07 AM REPLY


If it says it needs 3.3v then give it 3.3. Get a voltage step-down for it. You can find them cheaply on ebay. Just google dc buck voltage step down.

AdityaK108 says: Aug 19, 2016. 7:50 AM REPLY


Brother do u have any guide on how can i repair my burnt esc?

HavocRC says: Aug 20, 2016. 12:06 AM REPLY


Sorry no man. Usually you can't.

ManuC20 says: Aug 3, 2016. 5:40 AM REPLY


Hi guys just need some help, I am making a plane and i have 1 bl motor 1400 kv, 30A esc with bec, 2 servo. now i want to know how and where to connect
all these wires (What do u call that board where all the things are connected). and what else do i need to make a plane?

Thanks

Manu

csiebe says: Jul 30, 2016. 8:33 PM REPLY


How do I power my receiver if my ESC does not provide power? Thanks

HavocRC says: Jul 31, 2016. 11:08 AM REPLY


You have to buy a BEC

PerrieI says: Jul 11, 2016. 10:39 PM REPLY


I have a somewhat unusual use, and need help to modify the wiring for this use. I am planning to use a brushless motor for my Nerf guns, i have hi-power
18650 (30A continuous) and wish to control the speed via a pot - can i do this directly or do i need some form of signal conditioner - is it pwm, anologue or
something else.... Am not familiar with the wiring i/o on them so very interested. motor is a RCer BL4-15-2 currently using rhinos, run around 40-45Krpm .
load would not be great, so hoping i can push to 45,000 - about 11.6V. I need to run 2 of these, the are flywheel motors, looking at possibly 2 sets - are there
any high speed RC motors, say, 60-80,000 RPM ?? (set 1 30-35K, set 2 60-70K )

Any help greatfully accepted...

HavocRC says: Jul 12, 2016. 8:03 PM REPLY


Yes, search a hobby sight for brushless inrunner. They usually have very fast kv as opposed to outrunners.

PerrieI says: Jul 11, 2016. 10:41 PM REPLY


Nearly forgot, one has to run in the opposite direction !

adamsey says: Mar 30, 2016. 9:13 AM REPLY


Can I connected more than one motor to an esc?

HavocRC says: Mar 30, 2016. 9:44 AM REPLY


No

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AdityaK108 says: Jul 1, 2016. 8:24 PM REPLY
U r wrong bro......some esc's are available for multirotors which can connect more than 1 motor to them

HavocRC says: Jul 2, 2016. 3:46 PM REPLY


Ok this guy was not talking about quad ESCs, he's talking about 1 esc. Quit going through all my answers and giving bad advice AdityaK. Know
your stuff.

RendellR says: Jul 8, 2016. 5:00 AM REPLY


How can you tell which pin on the receiver is neutral or ground? Someone told me that the middle pin is positive.

HavocRC says: Jul 8, 2016. 11:07 AM REPLY


You need to look up the pinout on your receiver. Yes, positive is in the middle, with GND and singal on either side.

hamza shahab says: Mar 2, 2016. 11:45 AM REPLY


hi!

can you plz tell me that how can i know that how much weight my motot can lift? for example i have 750Kv and 850Kv motors?

HavocRC says: Mar 2, 2016. 11:54 AM REPLY


You have to look up the datasheet of your motor, what battery voltage you are using and what prop. KV tell you almost nothing about a motor.

AdityaK108 says: Jul 1, 2016. 8:29 PM REPLY


Boy kv tells everything about a motor.....after knowing the kv and the size we can assume the thrust

HavocRC says: Jul 2, 2016. 3:45 PM REPLY


No it doesn't. KV tells nothing about the power/torque of the motor. Using your logic, a 1400kv motor would be better than a 660kv motor. Well
the 660 kv motor is meant for spinning a 12-14 inch prop with MASSIVE thrust, and the 1400kv is just for a 7-9 inch prop, with much less thrust.
You can't assume anything from KV, you also need to know your prop size and your battery voltage. Check your motor's datasheet for all the info.

NakshatraR1 says: Jan 16, 2016. 10:12 AM REPLY


where to attach the servo in the whole process?

AdityaK108 says: Jul 1, 2016. 8:31 PM REPLY


To the servo port in the receiver.. :)

DaveS121 says: Mar 16, 2016. 9:39 AM REPLY


Hi. Great instructable! This was very helpful. But I have a question. My airplane (which I'm currently making) has a four channel receiver. I plan on using one
channel for the motor, another for the ailerons, another for the elevator, & another for the elevator. Will that work? Will I need an extra channel for the ESC or
battery?

HavocRC says: Mar 16, 2016. 6:00 PM REPLY


Yeah that'll work just fine!

The ESC is what controls the motor, so it will go into the motor channel, and the battery plugs into the ESC. Goodluck!

PM me if you have any other questions.

DaveS121 says: Mar 18, 2016. 9:51 AM REPLY


Thank you. One more question. Are NiMH batteries a wise choice, or should I go LiPo? The battery I've purchased is NiMH, it's 4.8 volts & 2000mAh.
My airplane has a 24" wingspan & it's balsa. In your estimation, would my battery do the job?Here's more information:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BHIOCU?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

AdityaK108 says: Jul 1, 2016. 8:27 PM REPLY


No bro.....for flying a balsa one with a 24" wingspan....u will have to look for the lipo's with around 9 to 12v of output...or u can make a lighter
plane.....otherwise if u wanna make a glider then NiMH batteries are perfect

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HavocRC says: Mar 18, 2016. 1:03 PM REPLY
LiPos, they are the standard for the RC industry.

IDK because I don't know how much your plane weighs, or the motor. I'm assuming it's not going to be enough because it is only 4. 8 volts

hamza shahab says: Mar 19, 2016. 1:21 PM REPLY


hi! can anyone tell me how can i take 25 amp current from nicd and nimh?

billgeo says: Jun 3, 2016. 6:13 PM REPLY


Connect a whole lot of them in parallel!!!

But it will be way too heavy :-)

LarryP45 says: May 24, 2016. 11:29 AM REPLY


Wired up 4 ducted fans. Juice goes to all motors with upward beeps each when connected but no 3 straight beeps to recognize 3 cell battery. Have no
response from transmitter control. Tried binding different 3 receivers and have never seen a light (blinking or not) in any of them when trying to bind. Seems
wired correctly. No heating, smoke or explosions. ":^] One successful RC build (avatar) rookie. Can't figure out the disconnect. Any idea what I did wrong?

HavocRC says: May 24, 2016. 1:49 PM REPLY


BEC might have died, that's why your RX might not be turning on. Try a different ESC.

LarryP45 says: May 24, 2016. 2:32 PM REPLY


Thanks for the reply. I have 4 ESC's w/BEC all new, Mystery, Cloud 80 amp (all I've got). Wouldn't all 4 have to not work to get no feedback at the
controller?

Blind Pilot says: May 22, 2016. 2:19 PM REPLY


I didn't think so but I wanted to make sure.

Blind Pilot says: May 21, 2016. 4:15 AM REPLY


Do the ESC's and BECs have to be from the same company as the servos and motor. Can a receiver be used with any other company 's Servos, ESC and
Motor? I have mix of electronics from several manufacturers. I know the Rx and Tx have to match but do I have to match the rest of the electronics? I know
power wise I need to pay attention to power usage, amperage and battery output but other than that does the brands have to match. Yes I know about
brushless and rushed to ESC matching too. Just refering to brand compatibility.

HavocRC says: May 22, 2016. 11:45 AM REPLY


No they don't have to be from the same company.

Blind Pilot says: May 22, 2016. 2:19 PM REPLY


Thank you sir.

EvanN11 says: May 15, 2016. 11:49 PM REPLY


I made a mistake and my motor won't spin.

Before I read this instructable, I wired up a homemade RC system. To power my receiver, I used a voltage reduction device off of my LiPo battery. This
powered the receiver fine and I got servo working. Then I plugged in the ESC to the battery, then receiver, then motor. When I plugged in the motor, it
jumped, but did not spin and a I heard a midtone beep. I couldn't tell if the beep came from the Turnigy motor or the ESC. Now I can't get a power signal
from the ESC and the motor won't turn.

In using the voltage reducing power supply for the receiver and the ESC in at the same time, did I blow something in the ESC or motor?

HavocRC says: May 22, 2016. 11:49 AM REPLY


Why are you reducing the voltage for you ESC?

ESC's don't make noise, they make the motor make the beeps.

DaveS157 says: Apr 27, 2016. 1:24 PM REPLY


hi ive got two speed controllers one with fate battery wires and one with fin , can i put the battery with fate wires on the esc with fin wires . im making some
depron jets

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HavocRC says: Apr 27, 2016. 1:33 PM REPLY
Can you please rephrase? What do you mean by fate and fin

DaveS121 says: Apr 25, 2016. 9:27 AM REPLY


I have a question. My airplane will have three servos - one for the ailerons, one for the rudder, & one for the elevator. Does my plane need a throttle servo, or
not?

HavocRC says: Apr 25, 2016. 9:56 AM REPLY


No, the speed of electronic planes is controlled by the ESC. If you have a gas plane then yes another servo goes to control the engine.

DaveS121 says: Apr 25, 2016. 10:06 AM REPLY


Thanks.

MakerMan234 says: Apr 13, 2016. 5:40 PM REPLY


Cool I will try this

fastens says: Mar 24, 2016. 11:47 AM REPLY


Hi! Can i connect any servos to the receiver while the reciever has already power supplied by a battery, or does servos need to be connected before i supply
the power?

HavocRC says: Mar 24, 2016. 12:47 PM REPLY


It doesn't matter, just make sure you plug them in the right way.

hamza shahab says: Mar 9, 2016. 12:45 PM REPLY


hi! can anyone tell me how can i draw 25A from NiMH battery pack? it's urgent!

Kingbuilder2016 says: Mar 8, 2016. 2:53 PM REPLY


Hi, im working on a rc rescue plane. Is there a space where I could put the fpv camera wire on the receiver.

HavocRC says: Mar 8, 2016. 5:34 PM REPLY


What do you mean FPV camera wire? I mean you could probably run the camera of the 5V from the receiver.

SuperRistopaha. says: Feb 15, 2016. 4:32 AM REPLY


Hello!

Thanks for this instructable, it is a good place to get started for a beginner like me. I am wondering if you can connect two servos to one channel? In step 6
you write: " The ailerons plug into channel 1 on the receiver....." now this is what I am wondering about. Do you have two servos on that channel or do you
have a mechanical solution for making the ailerons move in opposite directions when moving the control stick on your transmitter?

Thanks for your input!

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