Originally Posted by pawankt
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!