I am new to RC, but plan to really try to get into it. My first investment into the hobby was an FT Racer. Bad choice? I'd say. I definitely should have either started by buying a RTF, or scratch building a simpler, easier-to-repair plane like the snowball or flyer. Anyway, I made a stupid decision in buying the racer, and now I have to pay for it. I've already crashed it thrice, every time was from hand launch. I just threw it and it pretty much flew into the ground. Albeit, every crash was closer to success. On the last attempt, i could have flown it - if i got my hand on the transmitter in time. It was flying on a downward slope and i just couldn't get my hand on the elevator in time. It was a pretty impressive crash. Luckily, there wasn't too much damage - or at least i didn't think so. That was a few days ago, and i didn't touch the plane until a few minutes ago. I tried plugging everything in, but for some reason nothing worked. I unplugged everything, so it was just the ESC, receiver, and lipo. I bought a Orange Rx R615X from the altitude hobbies website, by the way. I took off the plastic cover on the receiver, to see if there was any physical damage (which there wasn't, or at least i don't think there was), but when i took off the case i dropped the actual receiver circuit onto a carpet. No damage there. What surprised me though, was when i picked it up, the thing was so hot. Like not just regular warm, but like actual ouch-quality hot. I have no idea what is wrong with it, it simply won't turn on when plugged in, and in turn it heats up a lot. That's my question - what's wrong with my receiver? Anything helps. If it's fried and i need a new one, that's okay, it was only like $12 and i'll buy a new one. But if anyone knows what's up, do please tell me. Thanks.