First off, the antenna on the RX is extremely short. Like 1.5". Can I use standard wire to extend it? There appears to be a hull plug to put the antenna through in the aft hull. Any advice on this would be appreciated.
Second, the RX that came with the plane is a 6CH, while the TX is 4CH. There are impressions in the wing to make flaps, so I am assuming that is why it has a 6CH RX. The obvious problem is the TX is only 4CH. I tried identifying the TX/RX through the FCC ID and came up flat. Is there any other way to ID the TX/RX system?
Also, since the flap servos would be on the wing underside, they need to be small. Any recomendations as to what size?
I'll probably have more questions later, but that is a good start. lol
Here is an odd one. The RX was installed inside a balloon(yes, like the blow up kind). Needless to say the balloon needed to go since the bind plug was not installed. Should the RX be put in a balloon after binding? I won't be pond surfing anytime soon, but just wondering if this is a normal method with seaplanes.
Next question. My controller has a training port(3.5mm). The instructions don't cover it. I am assuming that this can be used as a "Buddy box", and also for simulator. How do I hook up to the PC? USB adapter?
Another. I finally got all the servos adjusted as best I could without taking it out. And even with very limited motor use, the ESC got pretty warm. It is a 18A ESC, but there is no airflow through the inside of the fuse, as it is a seaplane. Should I try putting a heat sink on after removing the plastic cover on the ESC? Should I get a higher amp ESC? Or (other)?
Also, the servo rods seem to stick a slight bit going through the plastic tubes. Should I lube the rods?