setting up my 104" Slick ready to play, here's a pic of the receiver install...
...Nano's are awesome, but the antenna are small and the recommendation is to get them as far from wire and metal obstructions as is practical. My thoughts were a single ribbon of signal wires and only two power wires to pinless receivers is about as good as this would get. In the pic, the JR coloured servo lead is actually all signal wires, one wire per channel, and receiver power is the twisted black/red wire running along side.
It did extend the distance between Rx and servo by a couple of feet, but everything is directly wired, each servo is getting its own signal, and the servos only have one plug between them and the receiver (extensions directly soldered to the receivers).
All flight surfaces are off two Castle BEC-Pro regulators at 8 volts, a single Castle BEC at 6 volts for throttle servo and ignition cutoff. Power from two 3S 2200mah packs, through two double throw switches (four contacts for redundancy... though may change to a soft switch arrangement). The regulators and wiring harness are all mounted in the canister box to make things tidy as well as provide awesome air circulation for the regulators.
There's two servos per flight surface, so the Nanos are mapped to have these outputs...
1 - 1 - ail
2 - 1 - ail
3 - 2 - elev
4 - 2 - elev
5 - 3 - throttle
6 - 7 - smoke
1 - 5 - ail2
2 - 5 - ail2
3 - 4 - rudd
4 - 4 - rudd
5 - 6 - ignition cutoff
6 - 8 - spare
...the servos were matched at the servo using the hitec servo programmers, so the channel outputs are simply duplicates and to the transmitter acting like a single servo.
120cc ... 5 grams worth of receivers, woot!
104 Slick made her first event this weekend, having some ignition issues, but no radio issues. Set up a buddy box with a second A9 and let anyone who wanted a chance to fly the plane. A couple of guys really specked the plane out being too scared of anything happening... thought popped in my head that massive airplane was specked out using the tiny receivers no problem. One of the guys that gave it a go was an A9 pilot, and with the buddy box noticed the link improvement over stock...
Event is going great, plane and radio performing flawlessly. Here's a pic of some hover bowling
here's a little video of the 104 Slick flown on the A9, XPS XtremeLink module, dual Nano receivers...
(people should update to 1.08 on the A9 too, the new expo is wonderful. was flying super slow rolls from one side of the field to the other over the weekend, wouldn't be possible on the previous version while still using 3D rates)
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