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Airtronics Vanguard with Tower Pro BMC


Old 07-17-2006, 12:34 AM
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Default Airtronics Vanguard with Tower Pro BMC

Hello Everyone,
I'm as new as new gets. I don't have my own plane, and have only flown twice, my father in laws electric slow flyer. I have my father in laws old Airtronics Vanguard FM radio and the 92765/72 Band FM Receiver that goes with it. I also have a Tower Pro Brushless motor controller, 15 Amp, and a BM2408-21 Brushless motor. My father in law has no problem using this controller and motor with his new futaba radio and receiver, but want to know if this older radio and reciver can be used with this controller and motor. I am having trouble getting the connections correct. I have the motor connected to the controller, the same as it is for the futaba radio and receiver. When I connect the throttle control channel to the controller, turn the radio on, then connect the battery, I get a set of three beeps, a pause and then the same three beeps repeating. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-17-2006, 08:19 AM
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You sure can use those receivers, they are as bullet proof as they come, I have 3 and I fly electrics and glow.
Critical issue here is that those receivers are the "old" Airtronics plug confiquration where + and - are reversed from from the polarity of all the other brand plugs. You have to either use an adaptor cable or just swap the red/black wires in the servo lead from the ESC so that the red wire is closest to the end of the receiver when it is plugged in correctly, there is no "keying" with a universal style plug when plugged into an old Airtronics receiver, so use caution. Good luck.
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