RC wiring

Having no RC background, I hope to get some answers on the following questions.

 

-How is the RC receiver powered in the Arducopter setup when following this . Is the receiver powered through the APM?

 

-I read that you have the choice of powering APM & IMU with the regulated 5V from one ESC or a seperate BEC. If I chose the ESC. is this directly connected on an output? (All ESC's connect to the output of the APM)

 

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  • Good point. Not having seen the electronics for real yet, It's difficult to answer. I did find some hints on rcgroups about the receiver being wired to the battery directly, but I can't imagine that's correct.
    As far as the APM&IMU being powered from the ESC: on the beta frame documentation page (http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/arducopter-beta-frame), there are some clear pictures, but I can't figure out how the wiring works exactly.
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