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    Q.E.D. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘
    That's the main thing - whatever you do or how you do it - Enjoy it!!
    Apropos Normal or Reverse at the TX:- Terry is quite right. πŸ‘
    If I remember my history correctly the Reversing function was originally added many years ago mainly to accommodate the 'fly boys'.
    It made reversing servos very simple when the confined installation space made mechanical reversing very difficult or downright impossible. For ailerons in thin wings for example.

    Have fun with your boat JB, and don't forget to put her in your harbour with some pics / video.
    All the best, Doug 😎
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    Doug, you were quite right. Mtroniks have sent me a new ESC, with no explanantion, but it works in exactly the same way as the previous one, as you said it would. So, I shall ignore the settings on the transmitter and just enjoy the boat! A lesson has been learned......

    Thanks to everyone for their valued input. πŸ‘
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    Hi John, regarding the rudder, the 'Normal' and 'Reversed' designations are purely arbitrary.

    If you put a servo arm in one position on the servo, then remove it and place it at 180 degrees to the original position, the servo is reversed with respect to the original position. Try it with a spare servo and servo arm.

    The Normal/Reverse options on the transmitter are only there to allow for variations in servo to servo arm location variations. The 'Normal' designation is somewhat misleading.

    As far as the ESC goes, that is sorted by programming the ESC.

    That's my 2.7p worth. (5 cents Australian)

    Cheers, Terry
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    John, thanks for the info; but that’s not the case here.
    Cheers,Barry
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    Hi just a thought the VIPER 25 AMP has a BEC (Battery Elimination Circuit ) built into it and if you connect a power supply to your receiver as well to power from the motor battery all manner of thing can go wrong

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    No sweat JB πŸ‘
    Very curious about what Mtroniks have to say.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    sorry for calling you dog but I'm on the buse hard to type with the bus jumping up and d own
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    Dog I tend to agree except after I spoke to mtroniks they wanted mu to return it because they said it was not how it should bec
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    Sorry JB but,
    Total waste of time and postage.😲
    1. The Mtroniks ESC and your TX appear to be working as advertised.
    If you arbitrarily reverse the servo output at the TX then you must tell the ESC that, i.e. go through the Mtroniks setup process again.
    2. if the whole thing works just fine with the servo reverse switch on the TX set to reverse - so what? Why mess about and waste money?
    There seems to be no particular standard for what is 'Normal' or 'Reverse' between manufacturers.
    I have noticed this phenomenon with several manufacturers.
    In particular between older 40MHz sets and 2.4Gig sets of recent Eastern manufacture.
    I just set the TX switches so that everything works the way I want and 'Bob's yer Uncle, Fanny's yer Aunt'. I really don't care if it's 'Normal' or 'Reversed' - "If it works - DON'T FIX IT!!"
    Whatever, I would be MOST interested in Mtroniks response. I don't believe there is anything wrong with the ESC.πŸ˜‰
    Please post their answer πŸ‘
    And yes, I have several Viper Marines in operation with no problems. Just follow the instructions as John posted above, and IF you change anything at the TX - TELL THE ESC!!
    Good luck, Doug 😎
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    Mtroniks requested I return the ESC to them; which I did this morning. Will keep you posted.πŸ€”
    Cheers,Barry
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