Introduction: Use a R/C Remote and Receiver for the First Time

The scope of this video guide is to familiarize you of how to connect and do a basic setup of the following components:

- Remote controller

- Receiver - also known as RX.

- UBEC - universal battery elimination circuit.

- ESC - electronic speed controller.

- Electric motor.

- Servo motor.

- Li-Po battery.

- LED Light.

Step 1: Remote Controller and Receiver

Picture of Remote Controller and Receiver

The remote controller - also known as TX or transmitter sends your commands using radio signals.

The receiver - also known as RX is device that receives the command from the transmitter.

There are a lot of models which have varied features, but most noticeable are:

- Number of channels.

- Working frequency.

- Number of command switches and axis.

Step 2: UBEC - Universal Battery Elimination Circuit

Picture of UBEC - Universal Battery Elimination Circuit

The UBEC (universal battery elimination circuit) is a wide voltage regulator, which can have a variable input voltage but will always output a fixed and user set voltage. It's commonly used to power electronics such as receivers, cameras, servo's, etc.

Step 3: ESC - Electronic Speed Controller

Picture of ESC - Electronic Speed Controller

The ESC - electronic speed controller has the ability to control the speed of an electric load (motor) based on the commands it receives from the RX module. The most common way to do this is by using switching technology and PWM - modulation.

Step 4: Electric Motor

Picture of Electric Motor

The Electric motor has the purpose of converting electric energy into motion :)

Step 5: Servo Motor

Picture of Servo Motor

The Servo motor is generally used in R/C cars as steering, in robot arms as actuators, in R/C plans as elevators, etc. It has an internal electric motor, reducing gears and a position sensor to know it's travel distance.

Step 6: Li-Po Battery

Picture of Li-Po Battery

The Li-Po battery is our chosen power source because of it's high energy density. Just be sure to follow it's safety guidelines which are extremely important !

Step 7: High Power Led

Picture of High Power Led

A high power 1W LED Light was also used for visual feedback.


Bongmaster (author)2015-12-11

kool stuff, tho the remote TX is called a Transmitter ;)

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-12-11

Great RC control tutorial.