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Old 07-20-2011, 11:39 AM
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What are the temperature limits for Airtronics receivers? With the recent heat wave going through many parts of the country, and more specifically in Chicago where I live, I'm thinking that leaving my small plane in the trunk of my car so I can go flying after work is NOTsuch a good idea. The specific receiver in question is the RX500 5ch 2.4ghz RX. I also have an 8ch 92824 receiver that is going in my next small plane for the same reason. I know it gets really hot in a car in summer...how hot is too hot for these receivers?

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Old 07-20-2011, 11:51 AM
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A plane in the car and worse yet the trunk is a bad idea in this heat.

The RX mostlikely being unpowered will survive OK although I wouldn't subject mine to it.

I'd be more concerned for the airframe warping in some manner.

Try to avoid this at all cost, or keep the car absolutely in the shade.

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Old 07-20-2011, 03:06 PM
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The receiver is stable above boiling (100c/212f). As Mike has said the issue is the airframe and battery more than the receiver.
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The receiver is stable above boiling (100c/212f). As Mike has said the issue is the airframe and battery more than the receiver.
Thanks for the feedback...the airframe is foam, and I bring the batteries in to work in a firesafe lipo bag.

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I guess this is a "mike" thread (;>)

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Even foam melts or distorts in the heat. You might end up with a boomarang
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