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Old 09-22-2015, 05:21 PM
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Greetings!

I have been flying planes off and on for about 30 years, but they have all been glow powered. As a huge Reno Air Race fan, I recently purchased Rochobbies Strega and Voodoo to fly with my boy. But I don't understand the receiver setup. It appears the receiver does not need its own power, but I don't understand how it hooks up. The ESC does not have a plug for the smaller one coming from the battery pack, but does have a plug for the receiver marked throttle. Do I need some strange accessory? Can I use my older 72mhz radio gear or need to upgrade to 2.4?

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Thanks!

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Old 09-22-2015, 05:40 PM
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Opps, think I have it figured out. Just don't know how to delete this post. Sorry!
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The ESC has a built-in regulator or BEC(battery eliminator circuit) that provides power to the receiver via the throttle plug. Plug the ESC receiver plug into the throttle port of the receiver.
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Good information here:
Everything you want to know about electric flight
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