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Old 03-13-2003, 04:50 PM   #46
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Did you have your batteries firmly secured with Zip-Ties...?
No...

Haha I wish I did.
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Is the blue dynamite one compatable with the M8?
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If your having problems with batteries poping OUT, your not securing them properly.
Try a piece of Double stick Tape on top of the pack before you put them into the battery Box/Slot. Then use a pair of pliers to pull the Zip-ty TIGHT. Never had a pack come out using with method, even 5 cell packs are stuck tight.
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Is the blue dynamite one compatable with the M8?
That is right..
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Mr dvargas,

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Old 03-16-2003, 12:46 AM   #52
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The hell with failsafes! WHERE WAS MY FAIL SAFE WHEN MY BATTERIES FELL OUT?! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH Car almost got totaled because of that.
That's why you combine a FS with a return spring . . .
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Old 03-16-2003, 01:39 AM   #53
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I learned it the hard way after I crashed my NTC3 and $ 140.00 damage to the front end. I installed a failsafe and a throttle return spring. The throttle return spring from Losi is attached to the carb arm and the rear chassis brace. I originally mounted it to the brake/throttle servo arm but realized that if the ball cup gets disconnected from the carb arm it would be rendered useless. For the failsafe I am using the Dynamite unit made for the M8. I know it saved me a few times already from another runaway, and was definitely worth the $. For a $25 investment and another $2.00 for the springs why would you not? I am using a Venom failsafe for my T-Maxx. The difference between the two is that the Dynamite uses a 1 push button setup while the Venoms servo positioning is controlled by a small potentiometer to adust how much servo throw you want to dial in.
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i bought 6 hitec digital 5925 sevos last year

4 have failed since

luckily my LHS spoils me when they die he trades them for new ones and sends them back

unfortunatly they will be out of warranty after this year

i always keep an extra with me because they dont last

next year futaba digitals will be replacing them

popsracer do you run abs? was it the throttle servo?

i dont think that any of the steering servos have gone bad i use the abs and i think i may want to turn it off and see if the servos last longer
Jason,

There are several people here running the 3D and were using the ABS (including myself). We've all had multiple throttle servo failures, using many different brands/models of servos. It didn't take a genius to figure out that might be the problem, especially since the high $$ futabas and JRs were burning out also. I contacted Hitec last year about it. They would not admit the ABS was burning out the servos, but did say "due to the increased strain on the servo motor due to the rapid pulsing of the ABS feature, there is a possibility of premature servo failure". I turned mine off and readjusted the endpoints (so the rear would not lock up), and haven't had any problems since. A couple of the other guys stopped using as well, and theire servos have been fine also. It's a shame though, I really liked the ABS feature.
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I bought a venom failsafe yesterday...a little pricey
My dynamite one wasnt compatable with the M8.
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I bought a venom failsafe yesterday...a little pricey
My dynamite one wasnt compatable with the M8.
Really? We just came back from Airtronics (getting some receivers and servos fixed) and they recommended the dynamite one - they said that they manufactured it . . . It should be compatible with all controllers, especially since it plugs into the receiver. . .
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Really? We just came back from Airtronics (getting some receivers and servos fixed) and they recommended the dynamite one - they said that they manufactured it . . . It should be compatible with all controllers, especially since it plugs into the receiver. . .
The blue one is, but my LHS didnt have it.
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Will the Dynamite Fail Safe work in the NTC 3 RTR? I am using the electronics that came with it. the Ace Jaguar transmitter. So will the Dynamite Fail Safe be Compatible???

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Will the Dynamite Fail Safe work in the NTC 3 RTR? I am using the electronics that came with it. the Ace Jaguar transmitter. So will the Dynamite Fail Safe be Compatible???

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Most likely,
The M8 is the only radio I know of that doesnt work with the black colored Dynamite unit.
The blue one will work with the m8 and Ive also used it with other radios.
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My failsafe is so far a waste of $20.... =) Its like Insurance (Incase Sh*T Happens, its practically useless)
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