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02-01-2010 08:09 AM  8 years agoPost 1
rokiehelli1983

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has anyone ever had a problem with the power switch on there heli just failing in the middle of flight. I started the day good. I started it up got it into a good hover about 15 feet up and out of nowhere all batt power to the receiver gone. I have no control at all. the bird does a backflip and one heck of a chicken dance on the ground destoying everything. trottle hold or engine kill useless.

watchout for my out of control nitro bird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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02-01-2010 01:55 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Bob Wales (RIP)

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Lebanon CT

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I had this happen but not from a bad switch I lost battery voltage.
I thought I would be good for one more flight and planted it in the ground.

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02-01-2010 02:19 PM  8 years agoPost 3
rokiehelli1983

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it wasn't the batt on mine i had a full batt.

watchout for my out of control nitro bird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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02-01-2010 03:51 PM  8 years agoPost 4
tarzan_eb

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The switch failure is common.Most are just plugging battery directly into receiver. Sorry to hear about the crash. Do away with the switch and plug directly into receiver for power.You have to remove the canopy to disconnect power, but a least it will still have power if the battery is charged

Fly it ! Crash it ! Rebuild it ! Repeat as needed !! Everett

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02-01-2010 03:58 PM  8 years agoPost 5
tarzan_eb

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I lost battery voltage.
I thought I would be good for one more flight and planted it in the ground
You should always check battery voltage before every flight.Just because you charged a battery doesn't mean it is holding capacity. a significant drop in capacity is a dead give away something is wrong.
If you check voltage it should give you an idea of Ma used per flight and if you got enough for that one more flight

Fly it ! Crash it ! Rebuild it ! Repeat as needed !! Everett

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02-01-2010 09:31 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Cowjock

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You should always check battery voltage before every flight
Learned that the hard way many, many, years ago.

+1

Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?

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02-01-2010 10:57 PM  8 years agoPost 7
dougly

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power switch
I did have trouble with my power switch.I think from the vibration and a small tension on the wire from the plug it pulled it out of the switch. Lucky I caught it on the ground. I bought a heavy duty switch for all of my helis. It is like twice the size of a regular switch. So far I have had no problems.

Doug McKenzie Flying high,fun,and fast

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02-02-2010 05:24 AM  8 years agoPost 8
rokiehelli1983

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ok I am done it has been completely rebuilt with a brand new raptor frame boom and all of the needed parts and the good old parts. It hovers great and I am not using a switch again. plugged directly into the receiver. I dont trust those switches for now or anytime soon. A $5 switch just cost me about $500 in rebuild today. now just need a good day to do a real test flight way to dark outside now.

watchout for my out of control nitro bird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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02-02-2010 06:25 AM  8 years agoPost 9
djrformcar

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Las Vegas, Nevada USA

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If your going to use a switch, get a high quality one. JR has a Gold switch that has a fail-safe in it, if the switch fails it stays on, you can't turn it off. That's a problem you would rather have!

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02-02-2010 11:20 PM  8 years agoPost 10
JeffKollin

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Jenison, MI

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Does any make a fuel proof switch

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