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Old 04-07-2003, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default this is what happens if you don't have a FAIL SAFE

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think he coulda used a fail safe?

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Old 04-07-2003, 03:23 PM   #2
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come to think of it - a fail safe would NOT have saved him! the wires shorted rubbing the pavement so even the fail safe would not have worked!! hehe
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Old 04-07-2003, 04:43 PM   #3
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it still sucks for the guy who has to put out the money to rebuild it
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Old 04-07-2003, 05:03 PM   #4
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the only thing that might have saved that car was a throttle return spring. looks like i am getting all my wires away from the ground
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i had the same prob - my wires kept dropping out and grinding on the pavement. i finally got pissed off and used this trick to keep those wires put.

take one of the ends from a small binder clip - the black kind with 2 wire handles used to hold papers together. take one of the wire handles out of the clip and insert it open-side pointed up between the battery and the radio gear/chassis - with the wires in between.
the loop end of the handle will hold the wires in place and the open ends grab the battery holder on one side and wedge between the radio gear on the other side. i drilled a small hole into the battery holder into which one end of the clip is inserted.

this works for cars (like the ob4) that use the flat 5-cell pack that sits on the outside and runs front to back along side the steering servo.

my wires aren't EVER gonna fall out again!
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Old 04-07-2003, 08:52 PM   #6
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the only thing that might have saved that car was a throttle return spring. looks like i am getting all my wires away from the ground
my return spring that came with the rtr ntc3 is not strong enough to pull it back to neutral. Which return spring will work with a stock ntc3?
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Old 04-07-2003, 09:55 PM   #7
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Default this is what happens if you don't have a Throttle return spring!!

Guys;

Fail safe or NOT, a throttle return spring is your BEST bet.

Hook it to the Throttle arm and the Backplate on a Rotary Carb Engine.

Hook it to the Throttle Servo arm on a Slide Carb engine and a screw somewhere inline. On Slide Carb, it's a good idea to use a small hair styling rubber band in addition to the spring, to pull the barrel back if the linkage pops off.

nitrosaurus;

Team Losi has a Throttle return spring kit for a few dollars. Has always worked good for me.

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Old 04-07-2003, 10:47 PM   #8
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1 word...OUCH!
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It isnt realy that bad if ya look at it, just the air filter is burnt and the body is melted.


but id still be if that happend to me
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a burning r/c in this sport is really really bad.that is actually the first time i've seen or heard it happen(never even thought it could ever happen)i would agree that a fail-safe wouldn't work because there wouldn't be any power being supplied to the fail-safe.i use a hair style rubber band.its really durable,doesn't break up if it gets oily.costs around a buck for like 100 rubber bands.cheap and effective.
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are u talking about the plastic one?

i used to use that for slot cars
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man oh man that is ugly.
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Old 04-08-2003, 11:41 PM   #13
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thanks pops

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Guys;

Fail safe or NOT, a throttle return spring is your BEST bet.

Hook it to the Throttle arm and the Backplate on a Rotary Carb Engine.

Hook it to the Throttle Servo arm on a Slide Carb engine and a screw somewhere inline. On Slide Carb, it's a good idea to use a small hair styling rubber band in addition to the spring, to pull the barrel back if the linkage pops off.

nitrosaurus;

Team Losi has a Throttle return spring kit for a few dollars. Has always worked good for me.
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