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Old 06-16-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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Default Hawk Sky ESC First time use/configuration

So I just received my shipment of the Hawk Sky I ordered (my first plane yay!), and it comes with instructions on how to use the ESC for the first time and it sort of looks like a precise set of steps.

I had a couple questions as I wait for batteries for my tx to arrive. First, is there an ESC configuration that needs to be set up? I googled around and some say throttle on full, others say throttle on zero, some say connect lipo to esc first and then turn throttle on and others vice versa. Is there anything I should be aware of?

Sorry to sound like a n00b, I am one
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:59 PM   #2
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So I just received my shipment of the Hawk Sky I ordered (my first plane yay!), and it comes with instructions on how to use the ESC for the first time and it sort of looks like a precise set of steps.

I had a couple questions as I wait for batteries for my tx to arrive. First, is there an ESC configuration that needs to be set up? I googled around and some say throttle on full, others say throttle on zero, some say connect lipo to esc first and then turn throttle on and others vice versa. Is there anything I should be aware of?

Sorry to sound like a n00b, I am one
Welcome to Wattflyer and the addictive world of RC flying. We're all noobs as some point and asking questions is what Wattflyer is for.

No, you shouldn't need to do any setup of the ESC. Just turn the transmitter on, turn the throttle to zero and plug in the battery and you should be good to go. Note that the ESC isn't going to "arm" unless the throttle is at zero. This is a safety feature and it's saved many fingers, I'm sure

Other than that: Put some loctite or epoxy on the nuts connecting the pushrods to the control horns. I've had incidents where the nut comes off and you don't want that to happen, trust me.

Also, unless you have a really smooth runway, don't bother to put on the gear and hand launch it like a glider. It belly lands great!

Good luck and have fun with this very nicely flying bird!

Edit: Oh... I just saw you've been here for a while. But welcome anyway!

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Old 06-24-2011, 12:11 AM   #3
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Can someone help me with a battery charger ? I've got a Thunder AC6. It doesn't come with Deans connectors anymore. How do I fix this, solder one on in place of the alligator clips ?
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yes, in many cases with a computer charger, you either find an adaptor to buy (like epbuddy.com) or you solder it yourself. get used to soldering.

BTW, that hawsky is charge and go. Come up with a better way to hold wings on unless you think your gonna crash in the first 30 seconds. My hawsky has 15 hours on it already this year.
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That's probably about what I've got on mine this year. I did the solderin' thing for the charger, worked great. I went with the velcro method to hold the wings together. THANKS ALOT !!!
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