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01-21-2010 03:01 PM  8 years agoPost 41
Paul Woodcock

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Hi guys

Sorry, i was wrong.

With a little more pressure, the cracked servo arm jumped a few splines and went back to neutral.

I am sure that the servo arm cracked during the boom strike or the ground impact. Like the broken arm on the other side.

Will keep looking for a fault.

Regards
Paul

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01-25-2010 07:15 AM  8 years agoPost 42
EagleMan!

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Hey Paul,

I am really sorry to hear about that.

You know 2 weeks ago, my Synergy N9 was kamikazed by a guy in Al Lisaili. He literally flew straight into my hovering Synergy N9...what a tosser!

I know the feeling...

I know how well you look after your heli. Your heli always looked absolutely great.

Best regards,

Jonathan

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02-23-2010 03:01 AM  8 years agoPost 43
Brendan78

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Hi Paul,

No sure how you ended up proceeding, but i've got a bit of an update to my troubleshooting. I was working on my D3 in the lounge room the other day and it finally did the fault in front of me (engine was not running). I am now totally stumped as to why it is doing the three quick glitch's to the left (the swash almost tilts 30 plus degrees 3 times in under a 1 or 2 seconds then goes back to normal). I was fiddling around with setting the thottle limits as I just put my YS back in when it did it. That eliminates mine as an 8v related issue as this is fully regulated system now, so it's something else.

I've decided to bite the bullet and have just ordered a 12FG 2.4 as I can't trust the current setup and until I find the bug. I going to try and make it do it again in the lounge room this week and video it.

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02-23-2010 06:17 AM  8 years agoPost 44
Dr.Ben

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While nothing is 100% perfect, I can pretty much assure you that the FAAST system will NOT let you down. The reliability is simply staggering. While I do fly for Futaba, I would never, ever, EVER put something in my Eagle that I didn't completely trust. FASST is it. You'll love your new radio Brendan.

Ben Minor

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02-23-2010 06:26 AM  8 years agoPost 45
Paul Woodcock

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Hi guys

I have an 8FG on the way..... say no more!!!!

Regards
Paul

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02-23-2010 07:27 AM  8 years agoPost 46
Brendan78

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Thanks Ben, I'm really excited about the new radio(and finally getting the gremlin out of my D3), I may have to pic you brain a bit though while I get used to the different programing(the last futaba radio I had was the Futaba attack 4 ). I'm just lucky my D3 didn't end up like Paul's. I'll do my best to video the fault before I take the Jr gear out of the D3.

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02-23-2010 08:04 AM  8 years agoPost 47
EagleMan!

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That is why I used Futaba T12Z FASST system!

"If it doesn't work...TRY HARDER!!"

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02-23-2010 10:10 AM  8 years agoPost 48
Gorgin4325

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You guys are making me nervous now every time I fly!!!

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02-23-2010 11:38 AM  8 years agoPost 49
Brendan78

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Hi Gorgin4325,

I'm still going to attempt to get to the bottom of it before I pull out the jr gear for you guys. It's a certain combo that triggers this fault as I run the tx to my F3A plane (AR9000), my little Brio 10 plane (AR6100) and mini titan (AR6100) and have never had a glitch on any of these. The D3 is running the AR7100R, and the fault occurs even if the engine isn't running. I can't reproduce the fault however and it's random (well, random to me as I can't reproduce it ). It's violent enough in the air to make you jump when it happens, I've had to be pretty quick to save it a couple of times now, and that's a couple of times to many for me.

Anyway, I think i'm getting closer to nailing the conditions to set it off, and if I can do it, i'll video it when it happens, along with the flight log counter and tx to show what it does. My Futaba set won't be here for about 10 days so i've got some time to mess around with trying to force the fault (on the ground without the engine running of course). I'll keep you guys informed.

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02-23-2010 11:49 AM  8 years agoPost 50
Gorgin4325

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Hi Brendan,

I hope you find out what the issue was. I would hate to see that happen to any pilot. Paul's crash was not a pretty scene. I would hate to loose a high-end chopper due to something I have no control over.

Keep us posted.

Regards,
G

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02-23-2010 11:52 AM  8 years agoPost 51
Brendan78

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No problem matey. i'll get a bit of time over the next couple of nights. Will keep you posted.

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02-23-2010 02:39 PM  8 years agoPost 52
dogg5306

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Sad to see a Turbulence going down especially if the machine itself isn't faulty (>< radio system)

I'm on Futaba side and since I've started RC and I've never had a single transmission issue (FM or 2.4ghz)(mark my words!!!)

Get a new one... or switch to the 90 size eHeli madness

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02-25-2010 08:28 AM  8 years agoPost 53
Brendan78

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Hi Gorgin,

I just spent about an hour trying to force the fault infront of the video camera, but still no luck. It's a random fault which is why it's such a problem. I'll give it another go on the weekend before I pull the gear out,

Brendan

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03-03-2010 01:22 PM  8 years agoPost 54
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Is it possible that you had a static buildup that effected the servos?

Paramedic
If you bleed, I can fix it...

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03-05-2010 02:48 AM  8 years agoPost 55
Brendan78

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It happenned in my lounge room with the engine off, so I don't think it's a static issue.

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03-05-2010 07:10 AM  8 years ago •• Post 56 ••
pani

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Hi Brendan,

Mine does the same random glitches every now and then in both my D3 and SDX when static in the bench. AR7100 in both and A123 unregulated. In the beginning I thought it could be the servos not liking the voltage but both the BLS253 in the D3 and the H6040's in the SDX have many flights on them with no issues. I then read about the antenna issue with the 7100's and opened them up to check the connections. All good. I have never witnessed an in-flight glitch, only on the bench and it is nowhere near the magnitude that you are experiencing (eg 30o swash movement). No glitches on my AR7000, AR6100, AR6110, AR500, AR6200 or JR921.

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03-05-2010 09:37 AM  8 years agoPost 57
Brendan78

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06-14-2010 06:59 PM  8 years agoPost 58
robhoeth

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I had a 9C super that had a bad pot on channel 1. It would go to about 10% full limits. Exercising the stick would clear it up. If you can reproduce the error does the radio have a servo output screen. That's how I found my issue.

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07-05-2010 01:49 AM  8 years agoPost 59
Brendan78

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Hi robhoeth,

I couldn't reproduce the fault and it has never occured on my Mini Titan, Brio 10 and slingshot with the same TX. The cost of troubleshooting the thing got too much (and i'd already used up my 9 lives in the air) so I ended up solving it the easy way, switched to FAAST no problems since. Still unnerving that I never found what the problem was, but at least I can trust my equipment now and just enjoy flying my D3. Will probably just keep the TX for messing around with night flying my mini titan.

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07-05-2010 08:56 AM  8 years agoPost 60
EagleMan!

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FASST is the way to go!....It is a good system...

"If it doesn't work...TRY HARDER!!"

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