Originally Posted by Tabushi
Any other inputr on this guys ?
I too have 2 of those Futaba on my Serpent 835 and 950R (cause I am using some aftermarket receiver that does not have build in fail safe...)
On both of the car, (using 800mah AAA NiMh)....I ran the car in purpose about 6-7 tanks without recharging the batteries...usually, these 800mah can handle 30-45 minutes from fully charged, but I didn't charge them fully and keep running it.....both car at one point, STOP/BRAKE (pre-set) at the middle of the track with engines are at idle (of course, I picked the right time when very lilttle cars on the track to test the fail safe) with engines are at idle speed.........picked up both cars, and both fail safe work as I programmed.....
So, they both work with NiMh under "batteries in low-power" setting.........then I also tested the car running around 20-30mph speed and turn off the radio testing........they both worked as well.
Yes, that message (cannot work with NiCd) does scare me at the beginning....but batteries are batteries.....they give out voltage, and once the fail safe unit detect the low-voltage, it will kick in the BRAKE function....now, you should pick up the car ASAP, cause god know how long can those FULL BRAKE (still using power from the receiver pack) will hold...espeically those 1/8th monster with 3HP engine....
1 thing I don't like about this Futaba unit....they are TOO CHEAP about the cable, I have to buy an adaptor in order to mount the failsafe ntext to my throttle servo.........seems like Futaba designer expect every car's receiver location is right in front or next to the throttle servo.............