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10-18-2004 07:48 PM  13 years agoPost 1
dodja

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I'm just finshing up a Raptor 30 v2, which is my first venture into the realm of anything R/C -- so pardon my newbie-ism. All the hardware came together pretty well and now I'm setting up the electronics. Unfortunately I can't find any info on how the electronics are supposed to be plugged into each other. I think I must be missing a manual or something. I tried plugging the battery straight into the RX's channel 8 and the servos started doing their jobs. But I can't figure out how to get the switch to work.

I've got a Futaba R149DP RX and a Futaba 401 Gyro Kit which came with the on/off switch. The switch has 3 connectors on it (one red and one black that fit into the receiver, the third is female). Can someone point me to a place that shows or tells how to plug it all together?

Much thanks...

Dodja

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10-18-2004 07:54 PM  13 years agoPost 2
z11355

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the reason the switch has 3 leads is that one
of the 'male' leads is to allow you to recharge
the battery w/o having to disconnect anything.

The female switch lead connects to the battery.
There will probably be a male coming off the
same side of the switch. That male is the
recharge port.

The male on the other side of the switch goes
to the B terminal on the receiver.

dont forget to put electrical tape over the crystal
to hold the crystal in (yes, they DO pop out).

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10-18-2004 09:12 PM  13 years agoPost 3
dodja

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Thank you! I never would have guessed about the recharging connector. That makes perfect sense now.

I don't remember seeing a 'B terminal' on the receiver though. It's possible I was just tired last night and mistook it for an '8', I'll look for it tonight after work.

Thanks,
Dodja

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10-18-2004 09:19 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Wisdom-Seeker

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Two of the three servo wires are for power. The receiver just has hard wires connecting all of the pins for those power wires together. So, it does not matter which channel you plug the battery into. However, if you wish to use all eight channels, you need a "Y" connector to connect both the battery and a servo into one receiver channel slot.

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10-19-2004 01:11 AM  13 years agoPost 5
baby_zyklon

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the 149 has 10sockets, if you want to use all 9channel(which I doubt so), you can use the dsc socket. Look carefully and you will see the 9/batt socket. It really doesn't matter where you plug the battery.

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10-19-2004 01:24 AM  13 years agoPost 6
z11355

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thats true. inside the receiver, the power
rails (+ and -) are all shared so it doesn't matter
where you actually connect it.

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10-19-2004 09:56 PM  13 years agoPost 7
dodja

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Thanks everyone, I looked last night and of course I realized the plug is actually labelled "9/B". Everything's wired up now and I had a moment from Frankenstein "It's Aliiiive!" The coolest thing is watching the tail rotor change pitch when I rotate the heli. Gyro in action... ahhh, I'm so easily entertained.

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10-20-2004 05:23 AM  13 years agoPost 8
l-milk

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hey check out raptortechniqe.com. he tells of the set-up on the electroni's, servo directio and anything else you need to know about the raptor. this is a web site every new raptor owner needs to know about

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