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Old 02-27-2010, 05:32 PM
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I am using a Venom lipo tx pack for the ex-10 helios. Which is the correct way or polarity to plug it in and power up?
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by hanzo3 View Post
I am using a Venom lipo tx pack for the ex-10 helios. Which is the correct way or polarity to plug it in and power up?
I did have the Ballistic Batteries lipo tx pack in my Helios. It is now in my new Eurus. The tx pack came with a 3-4" long 2-wire harness. This harness has two different connectors. The 3-wire connector plugs to the pins located within the Helios' battery compartment and the 2-wire connector is keyed to a connector that comes out of the Ballistic lipo tx pack.

Hopefully, your Venom made tx pack is similar.

Remove the bottom cover and 8-cell AA battery pack. Look for the three connector pins at the front of the radio's battery compartment. The pin oriented to the back side of the radio is positive (+) and the pin in the middle is negative (-). The pin towards the steering wheel side of the radio (front) is not used.

I placed a stick-on tag with a Brother label maker next to this location with the words "RED WIRE TO BACK SIDE PIN" to remind me.

Warning...Don't ever try to charge the Venom lipo pack while it is in the radio. My battery maker warned against doing so.

Hope this helps.

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Old 02-27-2010, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by hanzo3 View Post
I am using a Venom lipo tx pack for the ex-10 helios. Which is the correct way or polarity to plug it in and power up?
When you are looking at it from the bottom with the back of the radio toward your body, the right pin is positive, and the middle pin is negative....It is opposite of the standard servo placement.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:43 AM
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The nice thing is if the plug is wired correctly, plugging it in backwards just won't power the radio. The negative is the center. I learned this the hard way. Fortunately, KO's service department is amazing. $48 for a full repair and quick turnaround.
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:28 AM
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My connector will not let me connect the red positive to the back side of radio. How do I switch the position of the wires?
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:20 AM
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get a pin and flick up the tab and pull the wire and it will come out.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:15 PM
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Thanks for the info. Obviously unplug the lipo from the tx when not in use?
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:58 PM
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Is there any way to adjust the tension on the trigger? Just got mine and the thing is VERY soft feeling, I'm used to a Futaba trigger.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by hanzo3 View Post
Thanks for the info. Obviously unplug the lipo from the tx when not in use?
I dont unplug actually. Unless you plan on leaving it unused for a while. However I get to play with my cars a couple times a week or so, and leave mine plugged in.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by xtraman122 View Post
Is there any way to adjust the tension on the trigger? Just got mine and the thing is VERY soft feeling, I'm used to a Futaba trigger.
RTM. It's there. Mine was too firm of a return.
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:29 AM
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Read the Manual? I looked through it twice, couldn't find anything. What page#, or an explanation would help too. I only found wheel tension.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:39 AM
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you have to open up the radio. there is a spring in there that you can move around. but you will never get it as stiff as the futaba unless you happen to find a spring that will work. i thinl the futaba trigger is too stiff. takes too much pressure to even hold it at full throttle.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:06 AM
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Yeah, I wasn't plan on getting it quite that stiff, but halfway between a Futaba and where mine is would be nice. So I can just pop it open and there's different places for the spring or something? As long as I can get it a little stiffer I'll be happy, I'll yank it apart when i get home today, Thanks.
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yes, different positions to mount the spring.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:54 AM
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What's the speed of this radio becouse it ain't mentioned here. What about the Eurus?
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