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Old Apr 17, 2012, 03:14 PM
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First time set-up help, Futaba 6EXP, can get things to work

This is my first RC Plane set-up. Bought a Futaba 6EXP with R168DF Receiver
(#42 Crystal),
4 Futaba servo's S3004. Charged the battery pack for both the radio and receiver, plugged everything in according to the manual, set PCM, turned on the receiver switch and get no response to the servo's.

Have been working on it for two days now, reset, recharged, what am I doing wrong?

Appreciate the help!
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 04:00 PM
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This is my first RC Plane set-up. Bought a Futaba 6EXP with R168DF Receiver
(#42 Crystal),
4 Futaba servo's S3004. Charged the battery pack for both the radio and receiver, plugged everything in according to the manual, set PCM, turned on the receiver switch and get no response to the servo's.

Have been working on it for two days now, reset, recharged, what am I doing wrong?

Appreciate the help!
You have an FM receiver but you have the transmitter set to PCM mode. That setting will only work with a PCM receiver. Reset the transmitter to PPM and you should be fine!
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 04:15 PM
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PCM receivers have a "P" in the name like R148DP, R168DP. Yours isn't one of those so it won't work with the Tx set to PCM mode.

BTW make sure you have a Dual Conversion crystal in the receiver....that's what the "D" in the name tells you .

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Old Apr 18, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Thanks for the help, got it working!
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