firstly my apologies, wouldn't let me reply to you unless I included your previous message as a quote, i think (don't you just love modern technology haha)
The transmitter is a Spektrum DX6i, the receiver is a Spektrum 6100e. The receiver is lit with solid orange and everything works absolutely perfectly.
To be fair, its only loosely set on the bench at the moment with everything plugged in firmly however, nothing is 100% fixed in place yet as I wanted to make sure everything worked first before fixing it with double sided.
I could take a gamble and take it outside a spool it up and go for it but I just don't see the point of lifting it 10ft in the air for it to clear off into the distance only for it to come down to terra firma as a ball of scrap.
That excerpt is very useful however, I've done that and rebound it again just as an extra precaution.
The weird thing is that the led on the esc doesn't do something that either that passage of Horizon Hobby would have expected.
Now, I've brought up the monitor screen on my tx and I notice that if I pull the throttle stick to the bottom and hold it, the little pointer stays firmly at the extreme left of the slide. If I release it however, it moves a fraction so in theory, its no longer at 0. If I do the same at full throttle, it does the same - if I hold its at max it stays full but if I let go of it, the little markers move slightly.
Might be nothing but will try and rebind and take it from there and see what happens.
Keep you posted.