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Flightline Spitfire - RX placement?

Old 09-30-2016, 12:47 AM
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Default Flightline Spitfire - RX placement?

The new Flightline Spitfire Mk. IX PNP is really a terrific foamie, with excellent details. Space to place one's RX inside the fuselage cavity is very limited, especially if you want to follow the rule: "at least 6" away from the esc". Customer Support at Motion RC told me to (LOL) "put it anywhere you want and don't worry about how close the RX will be to the esc". Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 09-30-2016, 04:14 AM
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Main thing is it has to work with your transmitter.
Other than that they all look like typical receivers.

In a foamie if I need a little more room, I dig out the foam.
Sorry I know this is not a definite suggestion, I don't worry to much about being 6", but I don't put is any closer than I have to.

Maybe get a receiver with long antennas, and keep the tips of them as far from the ESC as you can.

Good looking Spitfire
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:21 AM
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I have this plane. One of my faves. I placed the rx on its side positioned along the side wall of the cabin. Not close to esc if that really matters .

I upgraded mine to the 880kv motor and 2 blade 12 x 8. Running 5S 2700. Hauls the mail !

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You do what you can ... if it means closer than 6" .. so be it.

I have models with ESC and Rx side by side .... no problem. I avoid if possible but sometimes its not possible.

MAIN thing though - make sure the ends of your antenna are clear of wires / CF and metal incl batterys. Its the last cm or so of the antenna that is the working bit if you have 2.4Ghz. The rest of the antenna lead is shielded wire.

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