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Apr 05, 2017, 03:51 PM
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Novice Hovercraft- 'The Wiring Up'

Hi, I'm fairly new to the RC scene, I've made/restored 2 model boats. The hovercraft, has been built using flitetest plans from;
I've successfully constructed it and tested the motors individually. No problems here. The problem I'm having is I've only got a cheap Hobby King 4 Channel Transmitter. I can connect one of the motors to the throttle channel, but how do I connect the other motor, can I just plug it into one of the other channels??? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Apr 07, 2017, 06:25 AM
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"can I just plug it into one of the other channels???"
Yes, you can. On the craft I just posted on the "First Hovercraft" thread, , I have the lift fan run off the elev. channel ( thrust on throttle, yaw on yaw).
I wired it w/ an external plug (red& black plug right center of the top hatch) in the battery connection so I can connect batt. & secure the cover w/o any juice going to the system. Then I hold the elev . stick down (back) while I insert the plug to arm the system.
The elev. can be trimmed so that the spring loaded center position is at a good hover height/RPM for the terrain so you can just work the left stick for thrust & steering. A switch would be less cumbersome for connect/disconnect w/ one hand but I didn't have one on hand...
Hope this helps....
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May 06, 2017, 01:00 PM
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Did you figure this out??

Did you figure this out??

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