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Old 12-25-2004, 09:36 PM
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Default Hitec 555 mini RX in .46 size spad

Seems like it is OK.... but is there any reason I can't use a Hitec555 RX that I already have left from an electric project in a .46 sized spad??

Seems OK... would love to hear opinions.....

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Default RE: Hitec 555 mini RX in .46 size spad

I used one in a SPA3D for a season without any problems. Took a beating and kept on ticking! Man I beat the crap out of that plane....uh....corroplast.
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Steal my money, Run off with my wife but stay the H--l away from my 555's. My 555 count I think is around twenty now and is the only Rx I will use in my pylon racing fleet. Also some sport airplanes and even one Spad combat thingie and I don,t do electrics. They are full ranged excellent electronic performer that can take a licken.

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Default RE: Hitec 555 mini RX in .46 size spad

The Hitec 555 is actualy a 7 channel receiver.It uses the same circuitry as the Futaba R127,and other 7 channel receivers.The only difference is that they have only provided connectors for 4 servos,thus saving space and weight.
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Default RE: Hitec 555 mini RX in .46 size spad

Excellent news....

I didn't think it would be a problem.. just wanted to make sure.. Now I can finish my spad today!!

Hooray...
I'll post pictures in the spad forum later...

building a DPS .......on Floats! for flying off of the Michigan snow...!

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Default RE: Hitec 555 mini RX in .46 size spad

ORIGINAL: KB9STD

The Hitec 555 is actualy a 7 channel receiver.It uses the same circuitry as the Futaba R127,and other 7 channel receivers.The only difference is that they have only provided connectors for 4 servos,thus saving space and weight.

This is an interesting assertion. What lead you to surmise this was and or is accurate information?
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Default RE: Hitec 555 mini RX in .46 size spad

I too have reservations about the validity of that statement but irregardless for others don,t let the part about only having four servo ports fool you. It is a five channel Rx with five total ports the fifth channel is accessed by plugging through the Batt port or any port for that matter with a 'Y' cord pal'ing with a batt. This is a technique used by a number of others and is no way a hindrance.

I also have a number of the newer Electon 6 and the 555 remains my preferrance. Its tolerance for the extreme high RPM (unloaded in flight to well over 20,000 rpm of the pylon ships) environment remains among the best.

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