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Old 07-21-2005, 03:21 PM   #1
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About half a year ago I traded my xxx for a xs3 with reciever.Just after I recieved it I got real busy and never RC'ed until now.About a month ago I started putting together what I needed to get my T4 running.Today I go to test drive it and the XS3 doesnt work.I then tryed a Xr2 and everything worked fine.So what I did to try to fix the prob was
1.Put Fresh Batts in the transmitter
2.Change the channels or the transmitter and reciever
3.Took everything apart and put it back together
4.Read the Entire manual to look for help

Still nothing,I don't even get reception(idk if thats the right word).Nothing happens when I press the trigger.I was wondering what should I do to fix this prob?Also, If possible who would I send it to to be serviced(Horizon???)

Is there anything obvious that I am just missing to get it to work?

I contacted the seller and asked if he had any probs with it but no response yet.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:27 PM   #2
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So it comes on but it won't talk to your reciever? Is it a synthesized reciever as well? You say the XR2 will work, is that an AM radio? Need a little more info. If we can't help, Horrizon is the place to call.
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:29 PM   #3
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If possible, try that transmitter with a different receiver. It can be a regular crystal receiver. My friend and I have had numerous problems with the synthesized receivers. Also, make sure the servo connectors are inserted in the proper direction. The orange wire of JR servos goes on the left if you look at the receiver so that you can read the writing. I have messed this up once or twice and you don't get anything especially if it is the ESC that you plugged in backwards.
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:33 PM   #4
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Okay,The Xs3 is 27mhz along with the jr300 synth reciever.The xs3 is FM and the XR2 is AM and 75mhz, so I can't switch recievers.Thanks for the quick replies but still lookin for more help.
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:58 PM   #5
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Also, make sure the servo connectors are inserted in the proper direction. The orange wire of JR servos goes on the left if you look at the receiver so that you can read the writing. I have messed this up once or twice and you don't get anything especially if it is the ESC that you plugged in backwards.
The esc and the servo are plugged in correctly
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"Okay,The Xs3 is 27mhz along with the jr300 synth reciever.The xs3 is FM and the XR2 is AM and 75mhz, so I can't switch recievers.Thanks for the quick replies but still lookin for more help.
Steve"

"I then tryed a Xr2 and everything worked fine"

How'd you do that, swap crystals? That shouldn't have worked if one is 27 and the other is 75... My JR sythesized stuff is all 75 and FM. Are you sure it's a 27 mhz reciever?
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I didnt swap recievers....I have a XS3 and jr300-Both 27mhz
ALSO I have a .............Xr2 and jr125 reciever both 75mhz.
Hope this clears everything up.....Any other help would be GREATLY appreciated
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I talked to a horizon and they said it would cost $30 dollars an hour plus parts So Im still lookin for a quicker solution.i was thinking of taking it to my lhs but idk how much they could do for me there.Can anyone help me?
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1- make sure your arrows on the reciever are facing the right direction.
2- make sure you are not triing to use your radio in system mode(it doesn't send out a signal in system mode)
3- take your equiptment to teh lacal races and ask someone who has a JR or Futaba FM radio set to test your stuff with their equiptment (ie:your radio controlling their car, their radio controlling your car) this will narrow down if it's radio problems or reciever problems..
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2- make sure you are not triing to use your radio in system mode(it doesn't send out a signal in system mode)
How do I check this?Does it normally start in signal mode?
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I talked to the old owner today and he said he did have a couple problems getting reception but once he did it worked fine.So He should be getting back to me with how he got it going and hopefully itll work.Thanks to all that replied but still looking for the solution.
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