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Old 10-10-2008, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default !!!HELP!!! NOVAK GTB SPEKTRUM PROBLEM

hello, i'm having problems with my xxx4 buggy. i have the novak gtb brushless 5.5 set-up and i'm running the spektrum receiver. after about 30 seconds of running it starts cutting out. when i slowly apply throttle it works ok, but if i hit full throttle it shuts down. the spektrum receiver light goes out when this happens. a buddy of mine told me it's because the brushless system is pulling so much power. he's heard that all you have to do is hook up a capasitor to the receiver. does anyone know if this works and if so what size cap. is it something i can get at radio shack or do i have to special order it. any help would be great.
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I had that happen also to fix it use the spektrum voltage protector it works great.
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I've been told you only need the voltage protector(capacitor) is when running 4-cell applications as voltage can fall below failsafe voltage and shut receiver down. Sounds like you're losing voltage to me, maybe weak or bad cell or cells. Just an opinion.
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What conectors are you using???I had a similar problem and it turned out to be a bad male deans plug on the speedo.It worked fine until I pegged the throttle then it would just cut out until the spektrum would re-connect to the transmitter.
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thanks for the info. i think i'll track down the protector and double check my connections. i used my traxxas am receiver and radio and no problems. go figure cheap am working better than the top of the line stuff.
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Novak makes one too

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