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Alternative Failsafe?


Old 09-08-2002, 04:04 AM
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Default Alternative Failsafe?

HI people,

I have heard some people talk about using rubber bands or throttle return spring as an alternative failsafe measure. Can someone tell how they would work?

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Old 09-08-2002, 08:07 AM
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If your servos have no power then you can just turn them easily right, so the basic idea is that you will connect the servo to a rear rear shock tower or something else that is solid by using a spring that is capable of pulling the servo back into the brake position when it looses power. So that if your RX batt pack does become disconnected then your can dosn't get distroyed by running full bore into a solid object.
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Old 09-09-2002, 10:48 PM
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Default Alternative failsafe's

Here's some suggestions;

1) Make sure you have rock-solid connections from your receiver pack to your receiver.
2) Make sure those connections cannot be disconnected in anyway from racing.
3) Don't use those 4 cell holder's to hold AA batteries for a receiver pack-bad connections.
4) Invest in a high quality receiver pack with alot of mAH's(run-time)
5) Make sure the receiver pack cannot be knocked-off the car in anyway.
6 the most important) Make sure the receiver pack is charged up enough to get you through all your heats and mains, if you do not race, invest in a voltwatch meter. Hobbico makes a real good one.

Below is a pic of my custom made receiver pack(1600mAH), I can go through about 12 races before charging. Note my rock-solid battery connections.
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