| I got a GWS GWR-4P receiver today along with servos for a plane I | bought off of ebay. I am using a Futaba 6EXA transmitter, using the | most common signals - throttle, rudder, elevators, and ailerons.
For a park flier, this isn't a bad receiver. And it's dirt cheap! It's certainly a better quality receiver than the Hitec feather -- and yet it's half the price.
Still, it's a single conversion receiver. I wouldn't suggest using it in a glow plane or a larger electric.
| The back of the receiver has " S + - " directly across from 1 set of | pins, and the numbers 1,2, and 3 across from the other 3 sets of pins, | and "4/B" across from nothing. | | Is the set of pins across from the S+- actually channel 1, and the | pins across from the 3 the fourth channel?
Yes, that would be correct.
| Would simply trying the different servos on different pins be safe to | do? Including the cable from the ESC?
Yes, that would be safe. Don't put a prop on the engine right away though -- wait until you get everything worked out. Even a park flier prop can cut you nicely.
It doesn't matter what plug goes into what hole -- the only problem is that you may find your controls are mixed up, with your throttle adjusting your elevator or something like that. In particular, you can put the battery (or ESC, which provides power to everything) in any plug you want in almost all receivers. | The receiver was only $20, but I don't want to burn it out on the | first try.
The way that these receivers get burned out is by reversing the + and
- lines on the battery or ESC connector. As long as you don't do that, and don't pump more than 6 volts directly into the receiver (the BEC in your ESC should take care of that) you should be fine.
With the + plug in the middle, plugging the ESC or battery in backwards will not burn it out -- it'll just not work. But if you put it on so that only two plugs are on, and put it backwards, then you CAN burn out the receiver. So double check how the ESC goes on before you hook the battery up to the ESC -- and make sure that's correct too.
The servos aren't nearly so important. If they're not on right, they just won't work -- but nothing will get burned out.
| Thanks for putting up with a new RC plane enthusiast with what may be | a simple question.
We were all new once :)