Have you connected the wire from the ESC to the throttle channel of the Rx and are you sure the plug is the right way around?
Some ESC's dont supply power to the receiver, these are called 'OPTO' type ESC's. If that's what you have you need to rig up a separate 5-6V power supply for the rec eiver, either a battery or a stand alone 'BEC'.
Telling us what hardware you are using and maybe a photo of how it's all connected would help.
After reading your reply I went looking and found BP Hobby sells a UBEC in three different sizes that I think it is what I need. They sell a 3, 5, and 7 amp, 5 volt output, 33 volt input, that you solder into ESC battery lead. comes with complete instructions. If this is what I need, I am not sure of size I should get. Amperage of ESC I have is 40 amp. Thank you very much for your help, I sure wish I was 50 years younger when I got involved in RC flying, but I have to say it brightens my day and provides many laughs
thanks again, Norm
An easy way to test if your ESC is delivering power to your receiver, is to plug in at least 1 servo as well as the ESC. If you can move the servo, then at least that part of the ESC is working. If you can not move the servo then the ESC may be an OPTO type, or the BEC part of the ESC is not working.
The amp rating that you would need is determined by the size of your servos (how many amps they use) and how you fly. if you fly in a cruising fashion, you can use a small BEC, but if you fly 3D where all servos are moving at the same time, all the time then you need a higher amperage BEC.
Good luck Norm, we will answer all your questions.
You & I are probably close in age, but RC flying is what keeps me young at heart.
First of all I want to thank everyone who has helped me out , you guys are great. The ESC is one that does not fire up receiver, came from Hobby City. I read an article on about it. I will get one of the rigs that BP Hobby sells and try that ou. Many thanks again guys you made my day. Norm
Welcome to WF You already attracted some of the best and brightest here from the posts above. I'm not in that category but I will second rcer's input in that if you go with a separate bec , aka, UBEC/SBEC , and you're not sure if your esc has a built in Linear bec - make sure to disconnect the middle wire( red wire) on your esc.
or you'll have a bigger problem as Mike suggested. Hooking into DSM2, DSMX Faast ? What's your rx look like? EG Spektrum has a bind plug on the first channel position. The esc plugs into the second pin position( throttle) Futaba uses channel 3.
Did you try to bind the rx to the tx? and that's where you discovered nothing was working? Hear any beeps?