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Old 09-08-2003, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default TC3 Glitching up the wazo

I am really stuck....my friend and I went to trackside a week or 2 ago and his TC3 was glitching very badly. First he had this thing from his esc, i think is is a power cap....something i dont really know, but anyways it was taped to his servo so we took it off but there still was a glitch. So we took it up to a guy that worked there, and he said that we could try swaping out the electronics to rule them out, and we could tap on the servo case very lightly, but that didnt work. I was thinking that since his reciever wire was touching the chassis that that was the cause but that didnt work. I was thinking that his motor needed a cleaning, and we didnt try that so mabe that would help. Isnt there something that you can solder to ur motor and it will reduce glitching???? He is using an am radio, but even my am never glitched so i dont think that that is the cause, or is it? Or mabe his crystals are messed up???

So we didnt try to clean the motor, swap the crystals or the radio gear.

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Old 09-08-2003, 07:19 PM   #2
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if you got the RTR then it is probubly the raido because the one it comes with is junk, if you don't have the RTR you should make shure that you have a capassitor soldered between the negative and positive leads on the motor.
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its not mine, and no it isnt the rtr....mabe the capassitor is the ....but he has a monster stock motor and so do i and i have never had a problem with glitching...i also thought i heard that the monster's have a capassitor already soldered on???
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When was the last time the comm was cut and new brushes put in?
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Old 09-09-2003, 12:50 PM   #5
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if your car is over 6-mo old....check all your bearings. i was racing outdoors and indoors. i started having weird glitching problems, after switching all electrics and no help, i went thru the car . i had 5 bad bearing

one on the mainshaft in frt of the spur.
four on the axles

they were locked up or crunchy/very rough. causing metal to metal sweaking/interferrence
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Old 09-09-2003, 02:45 PM   #6
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sometimes the motor get cracks ithe magnet or the magnet gets loose.
has he hit anything hard enough to crack a radio component.
also check the transmitter batts and different set of crystals.
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Try doing a search on this subject. I know I have responded to some subjects exactly like this, and after a while it gets kinda boring saying the same things over and over (especially because there's so many possiblity's). But here are a few quick things I'll mention:
1. Make sure that none of the wires are frayed or that the antenna is damaged. Also if you have cut the antenna you need to buy a new one.

2. Don't mount the reciever on the servo if you have.

3. Mount the reciever on 2 or 3 pieces of servo tape.

4. Keep any power wires (motor and battary wires) away from any signal wires (antenna, servo wires, esc wires). So just try to seperate those wires as much as possible.

5. Check transmitter battaries.

6. Try a new pair of crystals.

7. Search for "glitching problems"

Hope this helps!
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HeY!!! i think you should have ur freind take apart the car and clean it and then check to see if crystals are good, but mayb since ur on am if you on odd number freq. and the metal beams that trackside has it could cause glitching. or mayb one of his wires has a slit in it and is close to another open wire. if ur freind has the blue alum. shaft and the atenea wire or any wires that are cut that are close to the shaft could cause glitchin. mayb it's just that the rceiver is old.???
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Yes, Josh had this problem awhile ago at trackside with the big metal beams. Got an FM radio, no problems since
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HeY!!!

yeah i still remember that...... man that sucked bcuz like i had no problems for like first few months then all a sudden one day bam glitches galore... lol but i love my fm radio man...
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Old 09-11-2003, 01:58 PM   #11
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What is a "wazo" really?
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