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05-25-2007 11:58 PM  13 years ago
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snookfishnjoe

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Gv1 stuck on 97%
What would cause the gv1 to be stuck on 97%? The heli has been sitting for like 6 months, I went to prpare it for a hover and during my check up I realized the sensor was stuck on 97% would not move, any ideas?
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05-26-2007 12:15 AM  13 years ago
nivlek

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Sounds like there is a short somewhere , maybe the sensor itself or maybe the leads are shorted .At the end of the day , it gets dark .
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05-26-2007 12:19 AM  13 years ago
z11355

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time for a new sensor.

they fail in that way when they want to.
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05-26-2007 01:28 AM  13 years ago
Tyler

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Agreed, sensor is bad
I went through this three times. Get a new sensor, or better yet, just splurge and buy an ATG for a little more money. The futaba sensor alone is 1/2 the cost of a entire ATG governor.

Tyler
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05-26-2007 02:45 AM  13 years ago
snookfishnjoe

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what is a ATG?
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05-26-2007 06:14 AM  13 years ago
Inspiron

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05-26-2007 10:26 AM  13 years ago
dgshaffer

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The futaba sensor alone is 1/2 the cost of a entire ATG governor.

Where can you get an ATG governor for $44.00?

http://www.helikraft.com/Futaba/FUT...GV1+Sensor.html
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05-26-2007 01:37 PM  13 years ago
Tyler

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dgshaffer
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXH331&P=7

http://www.heliproz.com/prodinfo.asp?number=103126

http://www.ronlund.com/Merchant2/me...t_Code=FUTM1101

My math is accurate according to most sources for the new Futaba sensor. $39.99 was the BEST price that could be found when I had to replace all three of mine. The sensors were ONLY available with the hardware and magnets at that time, and this is still the case at most vendors. Now double that and you are at $80. An ATG can be bought new for about $95.

Nice find, though at helikraft.

Regardless, the ATG is a much better and effective governor. I will still consider this an upgrade opportunity. Why invest in an old dog? I replaced two sensors on one GV-1 unit within 3 weeks once. That cost me $80!!

Tyler
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05-26-2007 02:50 PM  13 years ago
rexefekt

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At my LHS we can buy them sensor only for about 18 or 20 dollars last time i checked....weird you cant easily get them like that where you are...
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05-26-2007 04:43 PM  13 years ago
Tyler

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At my LHS we can buy them
[size=large]At my LHS we can buy them[size=large]
What is a local hobby shop? We have no such thing. I must buy everything mail order.

You lucky dogs!

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05-27-2007 02:01 AM  13 years ago
snookfishnjoe

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can a sensor just go bad from no use?
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05-27-2007 02:02 AM  13 years ago
snookfishnjoe

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If thats the case looks like I will just fly with my curves.
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05-28-2007 02:53 AM  13 years ago
RCMed-x

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Heliproz.com
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05-28-2007 11:10 PM  13 years ago
Shoego Heli

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can a sensor just go bad from no use?
Apparently mine did, I had someone check my GV-1 out and a brand new sensor showed up defective - WTF! Has anyone taken these apart and done anything to fix this?
Having my heli: Cool, Having a working heli: Awesome, Having a day to fly: PRICELESS!
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06-16-2007 07:02 PM  13 years ago
teryn1

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GV-1 sensor upgrade solution
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06-17-2007 04:28 AM  13 years ago
carcrasher

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when you put away the heli the sensor was lined up with the magnet and probably magnatized it. i've seen this happen several times.
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