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Old 10-10-2004, 06:01 PM
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Default A couple radio questions regarding JR Tx and GWS flight pack.

This being my first electric in about 15 years, other than my daughters HobbyZone planes, I have a couple questions maybe some of you can help with, a lot has changed since then. I am assembling an Eflite Ultimate and wondered if there are any rules about where to place the ESC with regards to the Rx? Just wondered if there could be interference from the ESC.

I also hope that someone can help me with the receiver and servos connections. I have a GWS R6N FM Rx that I will use with my JR8103 Tx. I have the Tx set to flaperon wing mode yet port 6 will not work the other aileron servo as I am acustom to. Port 5 is flap. Do I need a Y connector on this Rx to use 2 aileron servos? If that's the case and since that is not acceptible, I want flaperons, is there another Rx you would suggest that as tiny as this thing to use?

I must say I will not likely get another EP plane this small. Assembling it has been quite a chore since it is flimsy and some of the parts are so small. The little pushrod keepers proved be extremely frustrating to snap on. They are just too small for my hands. I spent nearly an hour getting the rudder and elevator pushrods installed, argh.

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Default RE: A couple radio questions regarding JR Tx and GWS flight pack.

Well I have no problems with the ESC mounted about 1/2" from the Rx. I have not yet flown the plane though.

I also got the servos working just fine. I didn't realize, probably never tried before, that both aileron servos had to be plugged in for the aux 1 port on the Rx to work.

Anyway all the is straightened out now.

I know that Horizon says for extended hovering and extreme 3D that you need a brushless motor, but I don't believe this plane will hover at all with the stock setup. It just might at full throttle, but I have my doubts. Holding it verticle in the house it doesn't try to pull up at all. Oh well. I am certainly not gonna spend another $150 on a plane, just to get it hovering well, that will probably not last more than a few months it's so flimsy. Heck my OS46AX, throttle servo and 2 gallons of fuel are less than the cost of the tiny brushless motor, new ESC and 3 cell li-po battery. Hmm, maybe that's what this plane needs is a small glow engine, nah it'd never hold up.

I sure hope this little is fun to fly, I am kinda disappointed in it so far. Maybe tomorrow I can find out.
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