Originally Posted by MJD
The pinless version of the RX is unbelievably small, thin and light. With a 200mAh LiFe battery and sub micro servos soldered in, I believe a 1oz 3 channel flight pack is possible for .010/.020 stuff.
Isn't it just amazing?
The first RC receiver I ever saw was built on a perf board about 4" x 6", had one or two vacuum tubes and was suspended by rubber bands attached to each corner inside a large cabin fuselage. The batteries needed to drive and heat the tubes were pretty substantial. It was single channel.
I looked closely at the pinless model of the Lemon --- since I seldom fly more than 3 channels on the smaller planes, I could add straight header pins as needed. The 90 degree header is pretty substantial and adds over half the weight to the RX. As noted, a 1 oz. airborne 3 channel system is well within our grasp.