Shock Mount a Reciever


Basically, the receiver is suspended inside a hole. Whether it's a bulkhead or two fuse cross members, the idea is the same. Make two "H" shapes out of 1/16 ply or 1/8 light ply, sized appropriately. Glue to sides of bulkheads so you can loop a rubber band around each end or the receiver. I like to have about 1/4 to 3/8 clearance all the way around. Position, then wrap two rubber bands. MAKE SURE servo wires are secured (I used to tie mine into the receiver by using a piece of dental floss. In between the center and power lead of each servo wire, around the back of the receiver, then tied. Never had an extension come unplugged...) so that they won't rub any wood parts. After you do this, run your plane in your stand or cradle with canopy off....Watch the receiver oscillate, particularly at mid throttle. This way also saves weight (no foam) and allows EASY access for crystal change or inspection...