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Old 03-17-2003, 05:54 PM   #61
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My failsafe is so far a waste of $20.... =) Its like Insurance (Incase Sh*T Happens, its practically useless)
I wouldn't consider it a waste because
it will be there for you when Sh*t happens.

If it hasn't happened yet, I guess you're
lucky because experience tells me that
it is bound and it will happen sometime,
somehow, somewhere...

Like you said, it is like insurance. And the
fact of reality is, we all do not appreaciate insurance
until you run into mishaps. Nevertheless,
it sure feels nice to have that one sense
of security knowing you have a $20 thing on your car that
can save you at least $40 worth of damage or even
more...

Plus, I think it is well worth it to waste
$20 to cover your $300 to $2000+ investment.

Just my 2 cents..
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Old 03-17-2003, 06:19 PM   #62
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LoL something did happend and the fail safe was not there to save me. The battery popped out. All i needed was a $3 Return spring.
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LoL something did happend and the fail safe was not there to save me. The battery popped out. All i needed was a $3 Return spring.
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Nevertheless,
it sure feels nice to have that one sense
of security
Now that is the other good investement
to give you the second sense of security..

The fails safe is one
and the spring is #2

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I heard the spring kills alot of batteries... also my servo only has 50 oz torque, can it handle it?
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I heard the spring kills alot of batteries... also my servo only has 50 oz torque, can it handle it?
I use a POS futaba STD...it works fine for me...and if it does drain the batts faster than expected I have the failsafe unit to fall back on too,(I dont really trust my TRS) so when the Sh*t hits the fan, the odds are pretty good of my car staying in 1 piece.
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Hm.. I might just get one now.
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any servo should easily be able to open the carb against a return spring

as far as battery drain i dont see it as an issue at all

i run 2 digital servos in each of my cars i ran the mtx-3 for over 1 hour this past weekend without charging the reciever pack and it is only a 730mah pack most of you use 1000mah or 1100mah
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LoL something did happend and the fail safe was not there to save me. The battery popped out. All i needed was a $3 Return spring.
any pic for the spring?
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Old 03-17-2003, 11:23 PM   #69
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Default Dynamite failsafe

The black Dynamite failsafe should work on any radio except for the M8, the blue Dynamite failsafe is M8 specific. The Venom supposedly works on all radios including the M8.
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Here's a pic of how I mounted the M8 specific Dynamite Failsafe.
The pic does not show the failsafe but if you check out the green led then you can imagine that the failsafe is mounted to the actual top cover of the receiver box. I drilled a hole for the led and one for the pushbutton and one for the 1 touch set up. I then covered the receiver cover with some thin alloy sheeting I had laying around and hand polished it to a mirror shine.
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Here's the Venom failsafe mounted inside the T-Maxx raceiver box.
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have you tested the venom failsafe

i had read some people had problems with them

i havent decided which to get but i am leaning toward the KO since i have their radio equipment
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have you tested the venom failsafe

i had read some people had problems with them

i havent decided which to get but i am leaning toward the KO since i have their radio equipment
Mine works fine, I tested it out many times.

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The servo does twitch a little when you move the trim up or down when the fail safe is being used. Its nothing major though. I noticed it while useing the S-pos on my radio.
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