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Old 01-11-2004, 10:05 PM
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ok first off, don't yell at me or anything because this is prolly a stupid question.
Alright now, I have an ESC that is set up to plug into a Futaba RX, but I have a JR radio system. So my question is this, is their any way I can use the ESC with the radio? I note that the male end of the plug on the Futaba is a little wider than the female slot on the RX. I looks like the prongs are spaced the same, but I don't really know if the wires correspond or anything. So any help anyone could give me would be great.(and I like to keep is as cheap as possible)
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Old 01-12-2004, 01:26 AM
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Take your X-Acto and slice that alignment tab off of the Futaba plug it it will work withyour JR.
Old 01-12-2004, 03:14 PM
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alright, I concidered that, but figured id make sure before I start slicing stuff I don't know about. THANK YOU!
Old 01-15-2004, 09:56 AM
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Yep, cut off the tab. (Just wanted you to hear it from someone else too.)
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Old 01-15-2004, 10:31 AM
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Default RE: ESC compatability

a jr radio is positive shift and a futaba is a negative shift. they won't work together unless the jr system allows you to switch between them.
Old 01-16-2004, 01:17 AM
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It's a speed controller, shift makes no difference...
Old 01-16-2004, 10:27 AM
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Default RE: ESC compatability

i know, i am talking about the tx and rx. a +shift tx won't work with a -shift rx unless the tx is switchable.
Old 01-17-2004, 02:50 AM
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Yeah well he's not :P Don't confuze him.
Old 01-18-2004, 01:02 AM
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i just noticed the brands he mentioned so if he is asking because they don't seem to work, that might be the answer

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