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02-02-2010 04:29 PM  8 years agoPost 1
T-Rex-Flyer

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Panama City, Fl

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The manual suggestions putting the ESC up front under the battery mount. If I was to put it there, seems not to have enough space to strap down the battery, and I fear it would be to Hot.
If it try location 2 on the side there no tie points to secure it or the wiring. I'm at a loss as the the best location for the ESC (Phoenix 45) and a Futaba 8 Chanel receiver.

Please post some picture and or descriptions of your electronic placement.

Thanks.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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02-02-2010 04:34 PM  8 years agoPost 2
michael88997

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ive got a scorpion 60amp esc which is quite bigger than stock and i have it on the left side back right inbetween the screws that hold the tail servo... i put some velcro then used some tie stuff to hold the power leads on... i have my ar6200 on the opposite side with the sat on the boom... you can place velcro over the holes in the frame and it will stick fine

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02-05-2010 02:12 PM  8 years agoPost 3
T-Rex-Flyer

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Only one, there's got to be more out there.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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02-05-2010 02:52 PM  8 years agoPost 4
DWS6

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I put my ESC under the battery mount as suggested. The battery strap goes through the hole below the ESC, or below the existing battery strap slot.

Dave Williams
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02-05-2010 03:21 PM  8 years agoPost 5
michael88997

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I would say since ur in Florida I would put it on the side so it doesn't get to hot

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02-05-2010 08:04 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Plano, Texas

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I bought the KDE Direct aluminum battery tray which allows some more room to mount the ESC underneath.

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02-05-2010 08:52 PM  8 years agoPost 7
NQNA

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+1 with DWS6.. Here are a few picks.

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02-05-2010 11:09 PM  8 years agoPost 8
T-Rex-Flyer

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Panama City, Fl

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Thanks

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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02-06-2010 12:15 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Funknrock

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I saw a pic a while back of a 450 with the Rx on therear outside left and satelite on the horizontal tail. ESC is still mounted up front under the battery but strapped to the bottom frame. I ran mine the same way. It's not pretty, but really easy to get to stuff when I need to disconnect.

sorry the pics are a little grainy.

I'm also having issues not showing all my friggin pics!

My crashes are cooler than your flying! ;^)

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02-07-2010 06:00 AM  8 years agoPost 10
ken22golf

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Bridge City, TX

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I built a little CF tray to hold the ESC on the side. This way I could get to the programming jumper and the ESC got airflow from the main gear.

You can also see how my electronics were installed in the last pics. That is a Futaba R617FS Rx.

If you're going with the stock stuff, I'd recommend just putting the ESC under the battery tray.

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02-07-2010 02:48 PM  8 years agoPost 11
T-Rex-Flyer

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Thanks, I like the idea of the little mounting bracket for the ESC on the side.
Also, is there a problem if the receiver(Futaba R608FS) antenna comes in contact with the CF frame or boom supports. I was thinking of running the antenna out the back through some fuel line supported by the boom struts. What are the positive/negatives in doing this?

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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02-07-2010 07:36 PM  8 years agoPost 12
ken22golf

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The only real important part of the futaba antennae are the very tips. The rest of the antenna is a shielded coaxial wire that can come in contact with CF (just make sure it's not touching an edge where it can cut it) or the antennae can cross each other or whatever. The unshielded portion at the end of the wires is the actual antenna and are what should be at the 90º angle to each other.

EDIT: Oh, and I wouldn't recommend doing anything that fastens the wires against the boom struts. If the strut breaks, it could rip out an antenna. I use the antenna tubes to hold the antenna on my 500, but it can be pulled out of the tube in a crash and not yank it out of the Rx.

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02-07-2010 10:12 PM  8 years agoPost 13
DWS6

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Just a suggestion
I definitly would not recommend putting your antenna or wiring on the struts or boom. Same with the receiver on the outside. This leaves all of you vital electronics exposed in a crash. I always put the receiver between the frames where its protected. The satellite is always under the canopy.

However a satellite is really not needed in a 450. You cant fly them far enough out of range before you cant see it.

Dave Williams
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02-09-2010 12:00 AM  8 years agoPost 14
Funknrock

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San Marcos, CA

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I did think about crashing and damage, but since my flying is not anywhere near extream, crashes aren't so bad and I mounted on the left side to avoid direct blade strikes to the Rx. I think if you're flying hard 3D with a bad crash electronics can get damaged anywhere you put them.
I do however like the idea of putting the satelite up front instead of out on the tail boom. Thx.

My crashes are cooler than your flying! ;^)

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02-09-2010 12:11 AM  8 years agoPost 15
jones007

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Monterey, CA - USA

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I got the AR6250CF receiver, that's basically the AR6100e but with long antenna leads similar to Futaba FASST. this let me mount the Rx inside the frames just in front of the tail servo, with the antenna leads hanging out the back. Works great for reception, keeps the Rx inside for protection, and keeps all the wiring inside the frames for a cleaner appearance. The downside is that it's a bear to work on the Rx. You need to pull the bottom plate.

I use a CC35 ESC mounted inside the plastic battery tray. Doesn't get too hot here, so no issues with heat. I'm running a Neu 1107H/1.5Y motor which screams like you can't believe, and comes down literally cool.

--Kevin

Trex 700N, Trex 600ESP, Trex 500, Trex 450Pro

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02-09-2010 12:16 AM  8 years agoPost 16
KevinB

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Earth

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I strapped the controller under the battery and have the 'RX' between the frames. Actually, a Vbar amp unit....but it's about the same size as an RX. The amp is velcro-ed to the right side frame. Been working fine so far.

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