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Old 05-25-2010, 04:01 PM
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Does K.O. SS = K.O 2.4 system?
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Does K.O. SS = K.O 2.4 system?
K.O. 2.4 system / 4PK + M11X = missing your main LOL
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:36 PM
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I've seen this issue caused by 3 things so far, that I have been able to fix:


1. a single stray strand of wire moving and touching the next post once in awhile, most other esc dont have bare metal so close to each other, the solder posts

2. a cold solder joint

3. bad sensor wire, only sometimes bad sometimes the sensor test showed ok and sometimes not
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:23 PM
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Whats wrong with ko, 4pk, and m11x ?
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:32 PM
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I also had this happen (loss of control). I changed receivers to one of my nomadio's and it never happened again. Someone told me that this is an issue with the noise of the tekin bec and the very little filtering of the spektrum receivers. I am not sure if that's the case, but it hasn't happened again with the nomadio. The exact same setup (position, receiver, etc,) with the same spektrum receiver and an lrp esc never causes an issue. My feeling is that it's the tekin because that's the only thing left. If this happens with futaba, ko, etc 2.4 ghz receivers, that I am not sure what the issue is.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:45 PM
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I was asking because I am about to move on from my Helios with Spektrum DSM 1 modules to something else. This last Sunday I changed nothing but the receiver and the radio/module and the problem went away entirely. I agree that the sensor wire and esc install could cause these problems, but in my case, it wasn't. I went from shutting down after a half lap and not starting my 4th Q to running 6 minutes. And this was on a HUGE track. The end of the 250' straight is about 110' from the drivers stand.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:01 AM
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the niggle guys are having is definately voltage drop no matter what system you are running.
If you powered the reciever from the main battery or used a cap, regulater etc.. the problem is no more.
Possible solution for Tekin is a higher amp BEC.
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Originally Posted by razzor View Post
Possible solution for Tekin is a higher amp BEC.
Possibly a BEC issue but it can't be the current.

3A is far more than it should ever need at all.

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I did a test last night with some stuff I had, std receiver cap vs the SP flat "super" cap. If I unplugged the speedo from the receiver with a regular cap it died instantly, the SP cap took about 2 sec to fade out, so I am going to leave that in this weekend and see how it goes. Ironically a regulator is probably a little lighter, but I didn't have one nor did the LHS.
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Originally Posted by razzor View Post
the niggle guys are having is definately voltage drop no matter what system you are running.
If you powered the reciever from the main battery or used a cap, regulater etc.. the problem is no more.
Possible solution for Tekin is a higher amp BEC.
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Possibly a BEC issue but it can't be the current.

3A is far more than it should ever need at all.

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I did a test last night with some stuff I had, std receiver cap vs the SP flat "super" cap. If I unplugged the speedo from the receiver with a regular cap it died instantly, the SP cap took about 2 sec to fade out, so I am going to leave that in this weekend and see how it goes. Ironically a regulator is probably a little lighter, but I didn't have one nor did the LHS.
I can tell you the Spektrum cap did not fix my issue. Perhaps a better/larger cap will work.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by andrewdoherty View Post
I can tell you the Spektrum cap did not fix my issue. Perhaps a better/larger cap will work.
check your esc cap as well.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:40 PM
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So I fitted my car with a Castle 10A UBEC, new servo, tested my receiver in a nitro model with zero problems, replaced the ESC Cap [genuine Tekin cap], put it all back together on my 10.5 Rubber TC and ran some practice today.

I put a switch in place so I could run on just the RS, or power via the CC UBEC [set to 6.0V output]. Ran out of room on the chassis and receiver, so I had to remove my Spektrum cap.

First run was with the UBEC switched off, just the RS powering the receiver.

Car ran great, until halfway through the first corner, where I immediately lost steering, but thankfully throttle stayed at neutral.

So I flipped the switch on the UBEC and immediately got a solid car again.

Car ran so good I ran a brand new set of tires down to cords and got to actually concentrate on chassis setup all day instead of chasing down solutions to radio problems.

The RS on that car is the oldest one I have, got it a couple weeks before the v189 firmware came out, so I guess it's possible it's seen some abuse and the BEC has paid the price.

Again, I've never had any radio problems racing indoors [always only been outdoors that any radio problems have shown up], but as hot as it was today, it got me wondering if the heat coming off the outdoor asphalt has anything to do with this phenomenon? Anybody had this glitching issue during winter racing?
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Originally Posted by razzor View Post
check your esc cap as well.

I tried three different separate Spektrum caps. Is there a way to measure their performance objectively?

I alkso had the same cap in the car when I switched over to the KO 2.4 system and the problem went away. I'm not trying to be argumentative, just trying to get to the root of the issue.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by HarryLeach View Post
So I fitted my car with a Castle 10A UBEC, new servo, tested my receiver in a nitro model with zero problems, replaced the ESC Cap [genuine Tekin cap], put it all back together on my 10.5 Rubber TC and ran some practice today.

I put a switch in place so I could run on just the RS, or power via the CC UBEC [set to 6.0V output]. Ran out of room on the chassis and receiver, so I had to remove my Spektrum cap.

First run was with the UBEC switched off, just the RS powering the receiver.

Car ran great, until halfway through the first corner, where I immediately lost steering, but thankfully throttle stayed at neutral.

So I flipped the switch on the UBEC and immediately got a solid car again.

Car ran so good I ran a brand new set of tires down to cords and got to actually concentrate on chassis setup all day instead of chasing down solutions to radio problems.

The RS on that car is the oldest one I have, got it a couple weeks before the v189 firmware came out, so I guess it's possible it's seen some abuse and the BEC has paid the price.

Again, I've never had any radio problems racing indoors [always only been outdoors that any radio problems have shown up], but as hot as it was today, it got me wondering if the heat coming off the outdoor asphalt has anything to do with this phenomenon? Anybody had this glitching issue during winter racing?
Do you have a link to the BEC? Your experience with the problem occurring only outdoors with the RS sounds distinctly like mine.
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:17 AM
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Using a UBEC or lipo regulater definately solves this problem.

Andrew while the std Tekin esc cap works i think its under strain and small with the new turbo software. I have been using the Speedpassion cap that comes std with the GT 2.0 and its been running cooler.
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