"Redjak" wrote in
It's pretty easy, really. I've been flying for almost two years
now, all electrics. Both heli and fixed wing.
There should be three sets of wires.
One pair (red & black) goes to the battery. These will be the
heaviest (thickest) guage wires. If the plug doesn't match your
battery connecter, you'll have to change it (or the battery's
connector). It's also possible the wires were bare, in which
case you can put on the connector of your choice. I'm fond of
Dean's plugs myself.
Next you should have a ribbon of three wires going to a plug that
fits your receiver. This plugs into the throttle channel of the
receiver. If the ESC has a BEC (battery elimination circuit) then
you DO NOT plug a battery into the receiver. The ESC will supply
Finally, the last set of wires go to the motor. If it's a brushed
motor there will be two wires. If it's a brushless, then three
wires. Just match up the colors (sometimes one doesn't match, but
the others do). If the prop spins the wrong way simply swap the
wires (on brushless swap any two wires of the three). Or, if the
ESC is programmable you may be able to change rotation that way.
The plugs on the motor wires are gold plated bullet connectors.
If they are not already soldered on, be advised that you need
a good hot soldering iron. The heavy guage of the wires on these
will act as a heat sink and dissipate the heat. If your iron is
too small, you'll never have enough energy to melt the solder
before the wires pull the heat away.