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Old 01-01-2010, 10:19 PM   #1
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Do throttle return springs work just as well as fail safes? Or should I buy a fail safe just to be safe? Can someone post a pic of their throttle return spring and what they used for it?

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if you dont have a fail safe get one.

If you have a fail safe, use rubber bands or springs (i prefer bands), because a failsafe only protects you with loss of transmitter power or range.

If you don't use bands, you can still get a runaway with a dead reciever or a servo glitch (water)

USe both.
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if you dont have a fail safe get one.

If you have a fail safe, use rubber bands or springs (i prefer bands), because a failsafe only protects you with loss of transmitter power or range.

If you don't use bands, you can still get a runaway with a dead reciever or a servo glitch (water)

USe both.
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i use both rubber bands and the spring. you need the ruber band bc is the linkage pops off some how it will return to idle easily.
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can someone post a pic plz?
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Now how do you mount the rubber bands so that it works as a back up method I have never heard or seen this done.
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can someone post a pic plz?
can you see the pic i put up? or do i need to go to photobucket.
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No can not see the pic posted up there
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Thanks for the pic
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Is that the Mugen Ninja motor jx .21 also on the rubber would you use something from a newspaper or would recommend something a lil bit stronger
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Go to a walmart, target, heck even a CVS, or Rite Aid, and get a 75 pack of Goody Ouchless hairbands. Those work good, and are cheap for the amount you get.
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ninja motor in a mbx6. I went to the dollar store and bought a bag of pretty small (bout the size of a quater) and pretty thin. I put 2 sometimes 3 on there depending on how much force i want.

Just put it on there, if it doesn't pull the throtle and servo back with ease add another one. Keep doing it till it pulls it shut with no problem.

A bag of a couple of hundred cost 1$ but could save you hundreds in repairs.
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