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12-19-2003 12:58 PM  13 years agoPost 1
KMorgan

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Bonnie Scotland

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While tinkering with my heli today while it was powered up, I happened to touch the 401 gyro. It was bldy hot!

Is this normal? It seems to work fine.

Keith

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12-19-2003 01:34 PM  13 years agoPost 2
mrNoodles

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Borlänge, Sweden

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Check this thread out! http://runryder.com/helicopter/t290...01+getting+warm

Sounds like your gyro may be defective

/Fredrik
'Hm now I just have to find out where to connect the GV1 sensor to the Jazz80 ESC.

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12-19-2003 02:20 PM  13 years agoPost 3
staraero1

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Atlantic City, New Jersey

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Hi Kmorgan,

Considering your problem with that 401, send it in to the Futaba service center is in your part of the world. You have a defective 401. It will most likely go bad on you while flying.

Running it is not worth the cost of rebuilding the helicopter, or the risk to you. Take it off now and get the distributor to send you a new 401. Period. I'll bet Futaba responds with a brand new unit sent to you quickly.


Staraero1

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12-19-2003 07:44 PM  13 years agoPost 4
TOSH

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staraero1

(( I'll bet Futaba responds with a brand new unit sent to you quickly.))

And l`ll bet they don`t.We`re in the UK here.

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12-19-2003 08:01 PM  13 years agoPost 5
KMorgan

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Bonnie Scotland

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Not a good day!

My 149DP Rx decided to die on me as well. Luckily on the ground. Don't know how the gyro and Rx problems could be related, but it does seem an odd coincidence.

Had another 401 available and, sure enough, you can't fry your eggs on it. Pity, a gyro with a built in hand warmer could be useful in this weather.

Keith

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12-20-2003 12:42 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Drunk Monk

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Preston, UK

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Pity, a gyro with a built in hand warmer could be useful in this weather
It could be, but hard to fly round with your hands stuck on the gyro


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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12-26-2003 09:06 PM  13 years agoPost 7
SLiebl

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Lancaster, PA - USA

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If both electronic items crapped out at the same time, I wonder if you have a battery problem?

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12-26-2003 09:20 PM  13 years agoPost 8
mrhook

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Boise, Idaho

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I would check out your battery or swich first. Also you could have a servo problem that is putting a load on your equipment.

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12-27-2003 01:08 PM  13 years agoPost 9
KMorgan

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Bonnie Scotland

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Both offending items have been removed and are awaiting return to the shop.

For the gyro to get as hot as it did it must have been drawing a large current. I don't know if this would adversely affect the rx. Athough the rx would not recieve or process any signals the power rails were still on. i.e. the govn. was still powered up (as was the scorching gyro). Even though I could no fault in the wiring between battery and rx, it has all been replaced.

When/if I find out more I'll pass the info on.

Keith

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