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Old Aug 07, 2011, 04:18 PM
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Kayvannouri - I hope you will get this reply as an instant message by email, or it may be a while before you see this. Instant reply is an option if you select the "Go Advanced" option below. What you want to know is real basic and all RC models set up the same way. If you have one you have flown, copy the set up. If not, you have a lot to learn. First, notice the electric motor has three wires, and hopefully each already has a male end connected. If not, you need to learn how to solder, which is far beyond what I will say in this reply. Look for a thread about soldering in RC Groups and read every post, no matter how long it takes. There are a lot of little dos and don'ts you need to know about what is needed and heat management.

Now look at the ESC (electronic speed control). It should also have three wires with female connectors, ready to receive the male connectors on the motor wires. Plug them in, one at a time and hopefully you have a match. If not, you will have to find a proper match and resolder the wires. Again, too much to cover in this reply. Check the threads, read all the postings, and look for video on the topic in Youtube, or another video channel.

The ESC should also have a BEC (battery elimination circuit) plug for the receiver of your RC gear. You will see one socket on the receiver (Rx) marked "batt.", or battery. You should also see a socket marked motor or throttle. Insert the BED plug into the motor or throttle socket on the receiver. Take note you match the colored wires to the proper socket polarity. Normally the black wire is negative and the Rx should have a positive (+) marking on one side of the box, and a negative (-) on the other side of the box. If you plug the BEC in correctly, all is well. Otherwise things will get hot quickly once the battery is plugged in. Heat is the enemy.

The last thing you plug in is the battery. You plug it into the two wires with connectors on the ESC and the battery connector must match. If it doesn't, your best option is to construct or purchase a patch cord. The patch cord has a matching connector for the ESC, and on the other end of the wires, a connector to match the battery plug. Generally speaking, it is a huge mistake to cut off either the ESC connectors or the battery connectors. There are just too many things that can go wrong trying to solder on new connectors. The patch cord is your best option.

Assuming the servo are installed in the airplane model and ready to go, the last thing you need to do is plug the connectors on each servo to the Rx. Match the servo to the Rx label by function. Now the deal is to check you have everything pluged in correctly by polarity and by control surface. If not, you need to unplug the battery right away and find someone near you who flies RC airplanes. Have a club in your area?
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