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Old 09-21-2019, 01:36 PM
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I bought this plane and it has a Spectrum receiver and I don't have the transmitter. I have a nice 72mhz Futaba system but it isn't send a signal to the ESC to power the motor.
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:46 AM
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Have you tried a servo on throttle channel instead of an ESC?
Futaba transmitters must have their throttle reversed for ESC use.

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Originally Posted by ron_van_sommeren View Post
Have you tried a servo on throttle channel instead of an ESC?
Futaba transmitters must have their throttle reversed for ESC use.
Yes, today I tried the elevator servo and it won't spin when input is given. I tried plugging in my JR system and the same problem.
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Originally Posted by AllModesR/C View Post
Yes, today I tried the elevator servo and it won't spin when input is given. ...
How did you power receiver/servos?

Have you tried other outputs on receiver?
Do you see/measure power on receiver outputs?





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Thank you the response. This is a photo of a Futaba servo plug on the left which works fine and the mini servo that's in the plane. The red is in the center on both and the negative is on the same side, just brown in color on the Parkzone plug. As already mentioned, the servo does twitch plugged in. I tried all the ports on the RX and the same thing. No movement.




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I made some progress this evening. I managed to make the throttle and aileron servo(s) work. It appears you need to plug the speed control plug into the RX and wait for a beep. I am not familiar with electric planes so this was a learning experience for me. Sill the elevator servo will not move.
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Originally Posted by AllModesR/C View Post
... Sill the elevator servo will not move.
Transmitter settings? Servo throw reduction active, dual rate active, mixers active?
Elevator servo okay? It moves on an aileron output? Aileron servo moves on elevator output?

Originally Posted by AllModesR/C View Post
... I am not familiar with electric planes so this was a learning experience for me. ...
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