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Old 01-28-2007, 03:52 PM   #1
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My Friend and I were driving my buggy in his backyard, as well as in the backyard of some vacant houses.
Everything was going great until my friend turned the buggy sharply.
The buggy caught air and headed straight for a pond of water!
I ran over and pulled it out as quickly as I could. It appeared that only the nose had been submerged.
We air-dried as much of the electronics as we could except for the receiver.
The receiver had no signs of water on it so we assumed it was fine.
When we were finished, we took it back outside and began running the buggy on asphalt.
I was about to bring it back in when, all of a sudden, the receiver gave out.
The buggy took off down the road at almost full power!
My friend and I gave chase as it miraculously dodged trees, walls, cars and anything else in front of it!
It finally made it onto the yard of a neighbor's house and took out one of their lawn lights as it headed towards the front door!
I managed to grab the buggy before it had a chance to get to the door.
It was definitely one of the craziest chases I have been involved in.
My friend felt bad and has offered to pay for a replacement receiver.
However, I do not want to charge him some outrageous amount as he is my friend.
Do any of you know where I can find a reasonably priced receiver?

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Old 01-28-2007, 05:01 PM   #2
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By no means am I making fun of you nor do I assume that my grammar below is perfect.
I just had a hard time reading your post and I am REALLY bored at work!

My Friend and I were driving my buggy in his backyard, as well as in the backyard of some vacant houses.
Everything was going great until my friend turned the buggy sharply.
The buggy caught air and headed straight for a pond of water!
I ran over and pulled it out as quickly as I could. It appeared that only the nose had been submerged.
We air-dried as much of the electronics as we could except for the receiver.
The receiver had no signs of water on it so we assumed it was fine.
When we were finished, we took it back outside and began running the buggy on asphalt.
I was about to bring it back in when, all of a sudden, the receiver gave out.
The buggy took off down the road at almost full power!
My friend and I gave chase as it miraculously dodged trees, walls, cars and anything else in front of it!
It finally made it onto the yard of a neighbor's house and took out one of their lawn lights as it headed towards the front door!
I managed to grab the buggy before it had a chance to get to the door.
It was definitely one of the craziest chases I have been involved in.
My friend felt bad and has offered to pay for a replacement receiver.
However, I do not want to charge him some outrageous amount as he is my friend.
Do any of you know where I can find a reasonably priced receiver?

My best guess would be Tower Hobbies.
They have tons of receivers for all kinds of prices.
I'm sure you can find something relatively inexpensive.
Also, try the "For Sale" section here. There is always some good deals on used receivers.
What brand receiver was it?
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Old 01-28-2007, 05:14 PM   #3
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Other then it getting wet, That sounds liek a typical run-a-way.
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yeah, I thought that as well.
Have you tried drying the receiver?
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T open up the case of the reciever and spray it out with starting fluid. that will eliminate all the water clean all the contact points and the circuits. let it dry for 30 minutes, then put case back together and try it out. you should be ok. it sounds as though that yes it was a typical runaway, had it not gone in a pond. one bead of water could have caused the signal failure in the reciever and thats why it needs to be cleaned, may not need to be replaced. if this doesn't fix it then replace it. and never drive around ponds. DO NOT USE MOTOR SPRAY, ELECTRONICS CLEANER FROM A PARTS STORE, OR NITRO BLAST as all of those and similar products have solvents in them that will eat the motherboard, and also melt the plastic casing, as well as the small circuits that are plugged into the motherboard. also there are no silicons for lubrication in starting fluid, which will cause dirt and such to cling to everything. starting fluid is only ether and a propelent to get it out of the can. it evaporates and has no solvents or silicons in it. no matter what brand starter fluid you buy. plus it disolves water and will remove any greases or whatever else in on your cars and electronics. i have been using it for 6 years now on all my cars electric or nitro without removing any part of my car before i use a full can on all of them, then blow it with air compressor after. works great when you rebuild shocks too, cause it wont harm the orings in them either.
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:49 AM   #6
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Sorry for my grammer. I was just trying to get it typed fast. After it went in the water, and i dried out the servos (because the throttle didnt work) everything worked. so i decieded to drive test it around in the street only going 40-60 feet out, when i lost signal and it ran away. So i cleaned inside the reciever box blew dry it, and everything and it still didnt work.Thats when i came on the foruums. In a last ditch effort I took the reciever out, let it dry, then i used a blow dryer to finish drying it. Now it works , but i am afraid to drive it again in fear of it losing signal.Also what do you guys mean by a typical runaway? Oh and i took your suggestion scoobydo . lol
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ever think of getting a fail safe? or a TRS?
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yea a fail safe is a must for me..... and yea it happen to my friend 1/8th buggy his 1/8 gs storm ... it was in a race at my track ... he was doing really good when his 4 double aa died .. it went right in my pond .. thats when we called it a swamp buggy lol the next week he got a fail safe... it was funny because early i told him he should get a fail safe...
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:12 AM   #9
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i need a falsafe. Also i have one quike question. I have to give it about 1/2 to 3/4 throttle to start it, and if i let it idle (when it flips or sumthing) for 3 seconds it dies. Then if it dies half way through the tank its almost impossible to start again i can't figure it out.
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don't forget a throttle return spring in addition to the failsafe, if your receiver pack dies a fialsafe won't do anything.
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actualy a fail safe will put the buggy to full breaks beffor your pack dies. thats the point of them and a trs will put the engien to idle if your reciver pack comes appart ot dissconects in any way.
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most motors are like that when you flip. keep throtling it so it stays running. also may need a little more tweaking in the tunning area, also turn your idle up just a bit, at the carb. when they are cold at start up turn your trim up a bit to get it started then back it off once its warm. when they are hot you have to throttle it more to start it so that enough air gets in there.
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hi . put some loop,s in the line that go,s to the pipe at least 2 to it will keep your engine runing longer wen it,s up side down . also if you have exstra fuel line cut off some small pieces off and put them on the fuel line that go,s to the engine and tank and to the one that go,s to the pipe and tank so you will not have a air leak . if you have not put any thing to protect your engine here,s a way to it take some fuel line and cut it off just big enough to go around your head of your engine and zip tie it on that way it will not get scratched . thank,s .
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thanx for the advice guys.
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Also , how about not driving near water?



































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