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03-30-2005 04:40 AM  13 years agoPost 1
papaw

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I forgot to unplug the bat. and motor leads on the Shogun and put it on a small table in a room in front of the garage. After returning from an errand the heli was on the floor with the blades folded and cracked and the low voltage LED glowing. The TX was off and the only other thing that I did was open and shut the electric garage opener with the remote. Could this have caused this??
If it can, that could be a concern as I usually fly it in the garage or no wind days in the driveway and nearly all the neighbors have electric garage openers.

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03-30-2005 04:50 AM  13 years agoPost 2
flybarless

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A low voltage state in the reciever can cause erratic servo movement, with a signal from the transmitter or not.
John

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03-30-2005 04:54 AM  13 years agoPost 3
polyhedron

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I doubt it.

Most Tx and Rx for radio controlled things normally have proprietary codecs to prevent interference from such things. Most of the time, garage door openers use standard ICs with standard codecs for sending control signals, so there isn't much change for overlapping.

Although nothing is impossible, this is a very unlikely scenario.


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03-30-2005 06:55 AM  13 years agoPost 4
ShempHoward

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When you turn the Tx off and leave the Rx on you are looking for trouble. The Rx is always seeking a signal which will jam your servos possibly damaging them.

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03-30-2005 11:44 AM  13 years agoPost 5
poerQwa

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I had this happen once with a Logo 10 I was building.

I forgot to take of the rx battery but as the ESC shuts down when there is no signal I did not notice it.....untill 03:00 am. The ESC was outputting maximum power (with a dead RX batt). The Rx batt , in it's last sigh, initiated full throtlle .

Only a set of broken tail blades but it could have been worse when the mainblades were bolted

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03-30-2005 01:30 PM  13 years agoPost 6
papaw

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Wow---this is good to know. I guess im lucky it just got the blades.
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