Originally Posted by paxskipper
I did some searching and did not find anything that seems to help with my question.
I have had some people tell me that I should always turn on my TX (Spektrum DX6i) before I connect my battery to my receiver (AR600).
My DX6i manual says it does not matter which order I use.
The reason for my question is that I have heard about people who accidently advanced the throttle while getting their plane ready / positioned. If they had delayed turning on the TX they would not have had the resulting damage / injury because of the unexpected prop rotation.
With the Spektrum line of 2.4 Ghz radios, and Spektrums "Model Match" feature, the receiver won't respond if it doesn't find the transmitter turned on, and on the right model.
But with the wide variety of ESCs out there from both the USA (Castle Creations) and China, one might be able to find a combination that could cause a problem. As for me, running motors of over one KW, it's not wise to take chances.
So, another vote for turning on the transmitter first, then the receiver.