Chapter 10. Helicopter Electronics Mounting/Wiring

Table of Contents

10.1. Channel assignments
10.2. Component placement
10.3. Wire routing
10.4. Soldering technique

10.1. Channel assignments

10.1.1. Futaba/Hitec transmitters

If you have only two servos controlling your swashplate (with either non-CCPM or any CCPM) then the channel assignments are:

  • channel 1: left/right (roll) servo

  • channel 2: front/back (pitch) servo

  • channel 3: throttle (ESC)

  • channel 4: gyro control (tail servo or tail ESC plugs into gyro)

  • channel 5: gyro sensitivity (optional)

  • channel 6: collective pitch servo (for CP helicopters such as Shogun)

If you have three servos controlling your swashplate (either non-CCPM or any CCPM) then the channel assignments are:

  • channel 1: left (roll) servo

  • channel 2: front/back (pitch) servo

  • channel 3: throttle (ESC)

  • channel 4: gyro control (tail servo or tail ESC plugs into gyro)

  • channel 5: gyro sensitivity (optional)

  • channel 6: right (roll) servo

10.1.2. JR transmitters

If you have two servos controlling your swashplate (either non-CCPM or any CCPM) then the channel assignments are:

  • channel 1: throttle (ESC)

  • channel 2: left/right (roll) servo

  • channel 3: front/back (pitch) servo

  • channel 4: gyro control (tail servo or tail ESC plugs into gyro)

  • channel 5: gyro sensitivity (optional)

  • channel 6: collective pitch servo (for CP helicopters such as Shogun)

If you have three servos controlling your swashplate (either non-CCPM or any CCPM) then the channel assignments are:

  • channel 1: throttle (ESC)

  • channel 2: right (roll) servo

  • channel 3: front/back (pitch) servo

  • channel 4: gyro control (tail servo or tail ESC plugs into gyro)

  • channel 5: gyro sensitivity (optional)

  • channel 6: left (roll) servo