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Old 02-10-2007, 06:13 PM
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Hi all,

I'm new to this forum but I hope someone can help.
I've been into RC Aircraft for years and I thought I give the Electrics a try.

I purchase a combo from Tower with the GP 25A Electronic Speed Control and a Futaba radio that includes the R114F 4 channel receiver. It's a sail plane radio setup that was included in the combo. The plane in the package is the GP S.E.5a WWI Biplane with ailerons.

My problem is: I'm not sure if I'm suppose to plug the speed controller into ch.3 (throttle) of the receiver. Channel 4 is mark 4/B, which is where power is to be connected if I were to use the supplied receiver battery pack.
I know the speed control puts out 5v BEC, so voltage isn't a problem. Am I correct plugging into ch.#3?? There's nothing in any of the instructions.

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Bob Hayes
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:33 PM
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Hi Bob,
I had the same problem and I also asked on this forum. Like you, I had no help because this forum sucks!

What I did was "Bite the Bullet" and I plugged the Speed controller into channel #3. I figured, what do I have to loose, a receiver? Low and behold it worked! You can plug into any channel as long as the leads coming from the controller match the +/- of the servo plug. You only want two wires from the controller.

You're a super, neato guy Bob. I know we have a lot in common. I'll never be hearing from you again.

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OK !! Thanks for the help Bob.

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OK !! Thanks for the help Bob.

Your a super guy !!!
You want to be careful taking tips from your alter ego. On a manic day, they'll tell you anything just to be your friend.

What is always acceptable is to reply to your own message with the message 'Bump'. At that point, someone will feel sorry enough for you and throw you some kind of reply.

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Hi Bob,

I know that it can be taxing waiting to get a reply, but not everyone on the forum has the time to access the forum every day. Waiting two days for a reply when you are trying to get your plane in the air may seem like an eternity, but it really is not a lot of time to get a response.

Is there still a question that you need answered, or have you resolved all of the issues?
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