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KeithLuneau

Ok to run two receivers on one plane?

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I've got another project in mind, but it will requite a second receiver on my airplane controlling the pan/tilt for the camera. What I've got in mind is having a "passenger" with full control over the camera, with his own transmitter to look around as I "fly him around". Would it be ok to use an old AM system for that? I've got a Hitech Flash5 on channel 40 with a 7-channel Tower receiver for the plane. I'd like to use an old Futaba Conquest (AM) on channel 56 for the camera. I've got an old Kyosho 2-channel receiver to use with it. They aren't good for much else anyway... lol Would it be ok to power both receivers from the same battery?

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You will probably have no problem, try it and make a range test so if it past the range test, you will have no problem in the air. Run the motor while during your test.

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OK, the main thing I'm worried about though is powering both receivers off one supply. I'm using a Kontronik "Sun 3000" 30amp ESC that's got a pretty good BEC (5V 2A), I think it can handle it. I'm powering the two receivers and 4 servos like this. If it gets too warm on the gorund, I can always throw a little 4-cell pack on there. The weight is already starting to pile up though... lol

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You should be ok. Any ESC with a decent BEC will be able to power 4 servos, and receivers pull so little current to operate that the second receiver probably won't even make a significant increase in current draw.

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I just looked in the manual for the ESC, it's rated for 4 servos, and I should state that I'm using 4 GWS Pico servos, which probably dont pull as much current as a single full sized one... lol

It should be fun to see a video from a passenger's perspective!

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