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Old 07-17-2005, 03:49 PM   #1
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i need help
i plan on using duel receivers in a plane (.120 edge)

i would like to know how to set them up
and what the advantages are of doing so

i would just like to be safe on this one as its going to be big $$$$$ in the plane

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Old 07-26-2005, 09:58 PM   #2
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On my 36% Edge I have:

- right side receiver - right aileron, right elevator, throttle
- left side receiver - left aileron, left elevator, rudder, choke.

Keep your throttle and rudder separate so if you loose the throttle receiver you still have rudder and vise versa.

Just curious, do you really need 2 receivers on a 120 sized plane though? Extra battery, extra switch, extra receiver has to add almost 1/2 lb, just asking is all.
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Old 07-26-2005, 10:49 PM   #3
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If your conserned with failure, I wouldn't worry about the receiver failing. I would think you'd be much better off using a redundant battery pack. Just use a second switch harness plugged into any empty slot on the receiver and plug your extra battery pack into the switch harness. Turn them both on when going for a flight. Thats it!

This gives you a total backup in case one of the switches or one of the battery packs (or cells) fail. Also if you are using two battery packs of the same mAH rating, you double your on board battery capacity.

Most of the people I know who fly Giant Scale, 30 to 40% scale and larger DON'T use two receivers. But you will find that many of them, if not most, do run dual battery packs. I would think your more likely to have a switch or a battery failure before ever a receiver failure!

But even here its not totally necessary. With proper care and diligence you are likely not ever going to have a failure, whether receiver or switch & battery! The more stuff you add, the more complicated you make things and the more chance that something CAN go wrong! Keep it simple, do your maintenance, check it often and just have fun flying! Anyway, do you really want to add all that extra weight in an airplane that size?? Its not all that noticeable in a 40% airplane but in a 1.20 size, you will definitely notice the extra weight!

Heres a picture of the dual battery setup if your interested:
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