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Old 01-16-2013, 06:18 PM
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This may be a really stupid question.

Is there any minimum distance required between the receiver and the speed controller? Converting a free flight model to RC and not much room in the fuse. Using a Futaba R6004FF receiver and a Castle Thunderbird 9 speed control. As things stand they would be above each other with about 3/8" between them.

Appreciate guidance here.

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:48 PM
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I have read that the sky is falling if the Rx is any where near the ESC. I have been flying my Airtonics RD6000 with the Rx double sided taped to the top of the ESC for 4 years now and no issues. This is with the 72mhz. I had my RDS8000 Rx tie wrapped to the top of the Rx in another helicopter. No issues. They may not be an ideal way of doing it, but it has worked for me.


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I have a Wild Hawk I modified years ago with an overpowered Venom motor and some Chicom ESC.. The ESC is mounted outside on the pod and the receiver is inside about 2 inches below. I use the Assan 2.4 and this is the only plane that give me a few glitches every now and then. I tried a carbon fiber receiver and it still does it so I can only blame the ESC. I have a ferrite ring on the ESC receiver wire so it is either a very noisy ESC or it's just too close to the receiver.
You may be alright using a better ESC.
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