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Old Jan 30, 2013, 02:55 PM
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I've done RC cars but never planes.

Battery goes to the receiver, receiver goes to servos and ESC, ESC goes to motor? What are the three blue wires on the ESC?

I am missing an XT60 connector for my charger and they are Hobbyking only I guess should I swap to deans or is there a way to get one more
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 02:56 PM
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Think I have almost everything, except I need an X60? or whatever adapter for my charger and I still have not found a wheel collar to use on my soldering iron. People at home depot had no idea what I was talking about.
Do you just need the XT60 plug? Or do you need an adapter to fit another connector? I have some XT60 to T-Style adapters I'm selling, along with some series and parallel plugs.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 03:44 PM
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My charger seems to have Deans and Tamiya style plugs. I have the XT60 plug for the battery it came with it on there and have one to put on the ESC or reciever whichever I am supposed to hook it too. So I need an XT60 plug or adapter to use on my lipo charger
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:07 PM
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Does your charger have bullet plug/banana plug outputs? They're gold and circular, sort of. You can just solder on an XT60 plug... remove the plug that came with it. Or get a Deans to XT60 adapter..



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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:08 PM
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Hey, I put mine up for sale here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8#post23982613

$80 OBO + shipping

Great little plane, just having to make some space. It will probably be replaced by an assasian or DRXL
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:11 PM
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Ummm it has over 32'' in wingspan, not sure where you're getting 26'' from



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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Hey, I put mine up for sale here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8#post23982613

$80 OBO + shipping

Great little plane, just having to make some space. It will probably be replaced by an assasian or DRXL
Nice that is a good deal if I hadn't already bought all the kit parts for the albatross and components
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:29 PM
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Does your charger have bullet plug/banana plug outputs? They're gold and circular, sort of. You can just solder on an XT60 plug... remove the plug that came with it. Or get a Deans to XT60 adapter..



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Yes my charger has bullet plugs you can swap from tamiya to deans connector etc
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Ummm it has over 32'' in wingspan, not sure where you're getting 26'' from



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Oop, typing error, it's 36"
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Yes my charger has bullet plugs you can swap from tamiya to deans connector etc
What kind of charger is it?
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:34 PM
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It's this one

http://www.duratrax.com/chargers/onyx/dtxp4245.html
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:38 PM
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Awesome! Yeah so all you'll need is an XT60 plug. Can you solder?

Oh and a LIPO SACK or other guard is highly recommended!!!



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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:40 PM
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I can solder yes. Was just trying to get it built before this weekend so did not want to have to order something else online. Although building it is a bit more challenging on my own than I expected.

I am on the step where I need to snip the fiberglass rod. Didn't have the right thing to do that suppose I could dremel it off flush

I went ahead and ordered some connectors
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 09:18 AM
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When I do hook up the electronics what channels do I plug stuff into?

If I want throttle on left stick, and the rudder/elevator on right stick? Or should I get used to rudder on left even though I don't have ailerons?

I plan to likely go to a wing which I guess has elevaons? next
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:39 AM
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When I do hook up the electronics what channels do I plug stuff into?

If I want throttle on left stick, and the rudder/elevator on right stick? Or should I get used to rudder on left even though I don't have ailerons?

I plan to likely go to a wing which I guess has elevaons? next
from your earlier post as well:
the battery is plugged into the ESC, NOT directly into the receiver.
the 3 individual wires on the esc are connected to the motor.
the remaining plug on the esc is plugged into the throttle channel on the receiver.
THAT wire (from ESC to receiver) is what powers the receiver AND provides throttle control.
elevons are not appropriate for this airplane.
(elevons are combination elevator / ailerons. this airplane is set up for three channels: rudder, elevator and throttle)
you also can not (easily / typically) change the throttle stick specifically, (the stick physically has no spring centering... )
the typical 'Mode 2' setup (very common in the states) has throttle on the LEFT stick (again, that stick does not return to center (vertically) when released)
Elevator on the RIGHT stick. for a 4 channel airplane (with ailerons) the rudder is on the left stick (with the throttle) the Ailerons are on the RIGHT stick (with the elevators)
IF you'd like to have rudder and elevator on 'the same stick' then plug the rudder servo into the Aileron port (slot) on the receiver. plug the elevatior servo into the elevator port, and the throttle (ESC wire) into the throttle port.

ALWAYS CONNECT THE BATTERY LAST.
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