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Old 02-23-2007, 11:02 PM
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Default RE: ESC poltergeist?

When the receiver is powered but the transmitter is off, the receiver will often generate random signals. It's not so bad if this merely causes a servo to twitch, but it can just as easily send unwanted signals to the ESC, which can be quite dangerous when it unexpectedly powers up the motor.

For this reason, always, always, always disconnect the battery pack BEFORE turning off the transmitter. Likewise, never plug in the battery pack until the transmitter is turned on. The transmitter should always be turned on first and turned off last. This applies to both brushed and brushless electric power systems and is the most basic rule of electronic flight safety.

- Jeff