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First Build! Spektrum AR620 not activating EMAX ESC

#1
Hi Everyone,
This is my first Flite Test build and my first anything build since the late 80's. I have a Spektrum DX6, which has properly bound to the AR620 (powered by the ESC) and moves servos fine; however, the throttle does not engage the motor, nor do I get the arming beeps when I power it on. Am I missing a step? I have tried reading the Spektrum manual, but it's fairly sparse.
Thank you!
 

FastCrash45

Well-known member
#3
I did this once. I was always used to fm radios and the throttle slot was different. Some receivers are channel 2 and others are channel 3. Make sure the esc into the rx right side up too. It all sounds simple but I've spent hours wondering why it wouldn't work.
 
#6
First you should make sure that your esc is connected to the throttle channel, then you should make sure that it is calibrated. Welcome back to the hobby!
Thank you! I still have 3 models from the 80's that I am hoping to convert to electrics, a Goldberg Eaglet, Super Kaos 40, and an Aeromaster Too. I have a lot to relearn about radios and electronics!
 

Ketchup

4s mini mustang
#7
Thank you for the information. So here is a really stupid question. There is only one lead from the ESC and I am plugging it into the battery (see attached), is that incorrect? Thank you!
Everything is correct, but your esc should be plugged into the throttle channel on the receiver (channel 1/data), not the other ones.