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Old 12-10-2015, 08:28 PM
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I built a custom RC boat (Petter Blix plans, RC Cruiser). It's my first boat and I have no experience with RC, but it turned out pretty good. However, I am having an issue with the electronics.

I was careful to get components that all work together:

Spektrum DX2M
Spektrum MR200
Proboat ESC

I wired everything up and it all seemed fine. The throttle control affected the throttle only, and the steering control affected the servo only.

Now it's in the boat and I'm ready for the first run. Every time I hit the throttle, the steering servo also moves. It's not just twitching, it moves a lot.

Can anyone help me? I was planning on impressing my family with this boat at Christmas.
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Is this in the water or on the bench? With that marine receiver make sure you have one of the antennas going up and make sure the other one is 90 degrees from it above the water line.
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Old 12-11-2015, 07:26 AM
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Roadrashracing, you nailed it!

After I oriented the antennas correctly, the problem went away. Thanks for the help.
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