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Old 01-07-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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Question can i blow up my receiver?

hi: just looking for a quick answer to a question on my mind i have a "planet t5 2.4GHz 5-channel transmitter" which also came bundled with a "R6M 2.4GHz micro 6-channel receiver" manual came with recommendations such as to use a "NiMH 4.8v aa-2100 flat" and not to operate the R6M receiver below 4.4v my question is, what is the best battery pack in the market now (jan 2013) that i can use with this R6M? and if i use anything above the 4.8v recommendation, will it blow up the R6M? some background on me: RC flight is something i look forward to being in. i know there's a lot of reading material that covers the question i'm asking, but i think it's supplemental stuff to whatever i learn directly from someone who'd be willing to talk to me about what i have specifically. for the most part, i'm just too excited and i want to get flying already. i look forward to learning more with the wattflyer forums and one day provide useful input to the community. thanks in advance
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:11 PM   #2
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If you're planning on using it in an electric model then it's likely that the ESC (speed control) you use to drive the motor will have a BEC circuit which supplies 5V to the receiver from the main power battery. No separate battery for the receiver needed.

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I am going to reformat your message to make it easier for me to answer.


Originally Posted by rc.antz View Post
hi: just looking for a quick answer to a question on my mind i have a "planet t5 2.4GHz 5-channel transmitter" which also came bundled with a "R6M 2.4GHz micro 6-channel receiver"
Never heard of this radio receiver. Did you buy this as a package or did it come with an RTF airplane?


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manual came with recommendations such as to use a "NiMH 4.8v aa-2100 flat" and not to operate the R6M receiver below 4.4v
Pretty standard recommendation. Most receivers willo work with either 4.8V packs or 6V packs, but I can not be certain about yours.

Originally Posted by rc.antz View Post
my question is, what is the best battery pack in the market now (jan 2013) that i can use with this R6M? and if i use anything above the 4.8v recommendation, will it blow up the R6M?
BEST? Always an opinion, but frankly this is not a big deal. Any 4 or 5 cell AA pack should work.

But as Steve stated above, if you plan to put this in an electric airplane with an ESC, electroncis Speed Control, it will likey have a BEC on the ESC that will supply 5V to the receiver and you won't need that receiver pack.


Originally Posted by rc.antz View Post
some background on me: RC flight is something i look forward to being in. i know there's a lot of reading material that covers the question i'm asking, but i think it's supplemental stuff to whatever i learn directly from someone who'd be willing to talk to me about what i have specifically. for the most part, i'm just too excited and i want to get flying already. i look forward to learning more with the wattflyer forums and one day provide useful input to the community. thanks in advance
It would be best if you gave us the rest of the picture. What are you planning to put this receiver in and what is the rest of the electronics that you plan to attach to it.


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Old 01-08-2013, 12:37 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by AEAJR View Post
Never heard of this radio receiver. Did you buy this as a package or did it come with an RTF airplane?
http://www.jperkinsdistribution.co.u...lanet%202.4GHz

it came with:

http://www.jperkinsdistribution.co.u...lanet%202.4GHz

just wanted to see if anyone reading might be also using what i have



Originally Posted by AEAJR View Post
BEST? Always an opinion, but frankly this is not a big deal. Any 4 or 5 cell AA pack should work.

But as Steve stated above, if you plan to put this in an electric airplane with an ESC, electroncis Speed Control, it will likey have a BEC on the ESC that will supply 5V to the receiver and you won't need that receiver pack.
i just wanted to know if i'm restricted to using a NiMH or if i'm able to use the other sorts of batteries available out there with the specific receiver i have. also i'd take recommendations and gauge it with other available battery packs when i shop around for parts



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It would be best if you gave us the rest of the picture. What are you planning to put this receiver in and what is the rest of the electronics that you plan to attach to it.
i'm actually looking to start from scratch: a lot of members on the foamies are inspiring me to start my own project.

at this point, i only have receiver and transmitter as mentioned above and a funky plane design in my head

if anyone reading this could also give a recommended shopping list for servos, battery packs, ESC, motor or any stuff i'd need to start my first foam plane with the receiver/transmitter i already have, it'd be much appreciated.



Originally Posted by AEAJR View Post
And be sure to start reading these. It will answer most of your questions.

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http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31368

> Six Keys to Success
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yup: while i was starting this thread, i already had these links open. alt+tabbing in between work hours, but i'm still not done
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:48 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by rc.antz View Post
http://www.jperkinsdistribution.co.u...lanet%202.4GHz

it came with:

http://www.jperkinsdistribution.co.u...lanet%202.4GHz

just wanted to see if anyone reading might be also using what i have





i just wanted to know if i'm restricted to using a NiMH or if i'm able to use the other sorts of batteries available out there with the specific receiver i have. also i'd take recommendations and gauge it with other available battery packs when i shop around for parts





i'm actually looking to start from scratch: a lot of members on the foamies are inspiring me to start my own project.

at this point, i only have receiver and transmitter as mentioned above and a funky plane design in my head

if anyone reading this could also give a recommended shopping list for servos, battery packs, ESC, motor or any stuff i'd need to start my first foam plane with the receiver/transmitter i already have, it'd be much appreciated.





yup: while i was starting this thread, i already had these links open. alt+tabbing in between work hours, but i'm still not done
Oh, you are in the UK. You should add that to your profile as you will get a lot of answeres that are USA based and do not apply in the UK. Or we will send you to sources here rather than the UK.

As for servos and such. That comes after you tell us about the design of the plane.

5" wing span? 5 foot wing span? 15 foot wing span?

2 ounces? 2 pounds? 20 pounds?

Can't answer anything about servos, ESC, motors or batteries till we know the design. But based on your radio selection it will have to be a small aircraft as your radio/receiver seems to be short range.

From the product description:

The Planet T5 transmitter and R6M micro receiver have been designed for crystal-free operation with Park Flyer, indoor aircraft and small electric-type models.

That implies short range. Probably less than 500 and maybe less than 300 feet.

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Originally Posted by AEAJR View Post
Oh, you are in the UK. You should add that to your profile as you will get a lot of answeres that are USA based and do not apply in the UK. Or we will send you to sources here rather than the UK.

As for servos and such. That comes after you tell us about the design of the plane.

5" wing span? 5 foot wing span? 15 foot wing span?

2 ounces? 2 pounds? 20 pounds?

Can't answer anything about servos, ESC, motors or batteries till we know the design. But based on your radio selection it will have to be a small aircraft as your radio/receiver seems to be short range.

From the product description:

The Planet T5 transmitter and R6M micro receiver have been designed for crystal-free operation with Park Flyer, indoor aircraft and small electric-type models.

That implies short range. Probably less than 500 and maybe less than 300 feet.

actually i'm in california. i just started the forums today and i'll come around to modifying my settings in a bit.

how about we try this: assume all the parts needed can be procured within 1 hr. from my place. with the transmitter and receiver i have, how would you go about making a simple delta wing? consider the receiver's specs:
  • Weight - 6g
  • Size - 50 x 22 x 12mm
  • Channels - 6
  • Voltage - 4.8-9.0V
  • Connector type - Standard
  • Case - Lightweight
  • Modulation type - Advanced 2.4GHz
  • Maximum Servo Amps - 3A Total
the world needs this plane up in the air within 24 hours or aliens will blow up the planet
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I don't design planes, I fly them.

I would go to the store, buy a Parkzone F27 Stryker PnP, put your receiver in it and fly it.

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Originally Posted by rc.antz View Post
... how would you go about making a simple delta wing? consider the receiver's specs:
  • Weight - 6g
  • Size - 50 x 22 x 12mm
  • Channels - 6
  • Voltage - 4.8-9.0V
  • Connector type - Standard
  • Case - Lightweight
  • Modulation type - Advanced 2.4GHz
  • Maximum Servo Amps - 3A Total
the world needs this plane up in the air within 24 hours or aliens will blow up the planet
Do a Google search for free plans. Follow the instructions.
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