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Old 12-25-2008, 05:32 PM   #1
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Just had a quick question. Do most of you guys use these electronic fail safes? If so, I use airtonics equipment, is there a fail safe you recommend? Lastly are they used in electric cars as well?

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No, mostly we don't buy extra fail safe unit..... it is not necessary coz today receivers are operating in 900Ghz ( Spectrum, Fast, they are operating in discrete frequency ). Btw, some of these receivers might have a fail safe function already build in the receiver.

However, this is still your decision. Futaba sell a fail safe unit.

My suggestion for a simple fail safe unit for nitro cars : Put rubber band or small spring in carburator's throttle lever. If the battery plug is out of socket ( thus no electrical power to receiver ), the car won't run like a chicken.
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Thanks for the info. Do people use these fail safes for electric cars?

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Electric does not need a failsafe, it shuts itself off when the signal drops out.

Within racing there are 2 things why we do not need failsafes, we run on tracks mostly based outside the living world and we buy better transmitters.

Running cheap AM transmitters can cause glitches, then a 20 dollar failsafe is a good investment, other option is getting a cheap 2.4ghz system like the Spektrum DX2 or Accoms Hyabusa 2.4ghz.
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Thanks for the help.

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if your bashing around the backyard or in a parking lot etc it might be a good idea to have a failsafe so you dont lose control and go into a wall or a car for that matter, but if your racing its more trouble that what there worth just keep up your battery power always. also alot of racers run lipo now and the run time has increased alot.
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When people look at your car with additional fail safe unit on the car, one of them might ask you a question " what's that ? " and they pretend to be amused by your explanation, and they smile sarcastically behind your back !!!

Fail safe unit is a must thing if you are a pilot ..... piloting a plane or helicopter.
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if your bashing around the backyard or in a parking lot etc it might be a good idea to have a failsafe so you dont lose control and go into a wall or a car for that matter, but if your racing its more trouble that what there worth just keep up your battery power always. also alot of racers run lipo now and the run time has increased alot.
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