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Old 02-17-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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i just want to ask anybody with the spektrum dx3 system how does your car respond when the batteries start to die. i ask because mine loses power to the receiver and takes it a second to pick back up?any help would be appreciated
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mine dx3 beeps when the battery runs low ,then i change them you might have other issues that they had with the first batch which was some problem with the way the wires were ran inside the reciver and the tx module horizon hobby is the distbutor and had a reacall on some so go to horizonhobby.com .
or call them at 877-504-0233 they will help you out ,but you will have to send in your reciever and radio and be down for a couple weeks possible unless you have a back up but they will fix it
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Old 02-17-2006, 07:54 PM   #3
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sorry not te transmitter i was talking bout the receiver
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:03 PM   #4
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sorry not te transmitter i was talking about the receiver
even if the battery dies completly the spectrum reciever has a built in fail safe and would engage the break if you binded your receiver - sr3000 to the radio the right way .
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http://www.spektrumrc.com/Content/PD...al-english.pdf
read page 6 and 7
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:13 PM   #6
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Horizon Hobby, Inc.
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4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, IL 61822
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Support Phone: (877) 504-0233
Fax: (217) 355-1552
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:19 PM   #7
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even if the battery dies completly the spectrum reciever has a built in fail safe and would engage the break if you binded your receiver - sr3000 to the radio the right way .
i see what you are saying .i am just having problems with the receiver losing power during hard acceleration ,i am hoping the capacitor they make will work but who knows??????the failsafe does engage but it is aggravating because when it starts doing it itll move about 6 inch stop ,power back up,6 inch stop,power back ,so forth and so on
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mine dx3 beeps when the battery runs low ,then i change them you might have other issues that they had with the first batch which was some problem with the way the wires were ran inside the reciver and the tx module horizon hobby is the distbutor and had a reacall on some so go to horizonhobby.com .
or call them at 877-504-0233 they will help you out ,but you will have to send in your reciever and radio and be down for a couple weeks possible unless you have a back up but they will fix it
what does it say in my answear after (then i change them )and its suppose to do that thats the function of the fail safe its telling you to change your duying battery or charge your hump pack
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do you have digital servos? You should only have one for the steering if you are going to have any. Sometimes having two digital servos will pull to much current from the batteries and will make the system go dead for a second or two.

I had a similar problem with my system where it would power on and off. I found it to be a faulty transmitter. If you haven't had it long, take it back to where you bought it from and exchange the old transmitter for a new one.
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do you have digital servos? You should only have one for the steering if you are going to have any. Sometimes having two digital servos will pull to much current from the batteries and will make the system go dead for a second or two.

I had a similar problem with my system where it would power on and off. I found it to be a faulty transmitter. If you haven't had it long, take it back to where you bought it from and exchange the old transmitter for a new one.
he doesnt need a new one they had some issues like written above and been fixing it for a couple months all it takes is a phone call and he would get his answear instead of deciding which one of us is right he would have the answears
from the right source not my opinion or anyone elses that may seem to prolong the answear that he is looking for ,most places dont exchange it but horizon has been excepting some of the old system for wiring upgrade issues that spectrum had that or this might help some also,
http://www.rchobbies.org/cars_troubleshooting.htm
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why not take the chance to get a new one instead of having to hassle sending the radio back a waiting two weeks for them to fix it?
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thats true but a new one for him might be to much $ to spend again ,but due to his first stage of rc addiction and having to have to wait a while for them to fix it, i think you are right os, get a new one
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You shouldn't run your 6-cell batteries so low that you cause the failsafe to kick in. You're messing up your batteries, not the Spektrum. It happens easier whn you run 4 or 5 cells...but you're either WAY dumped or you have a bad cell.
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Oh yeah...Spektrum kicks ass.
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