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Unexplained crash

When a model stuffs in for no obvious reason

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Percy Verance24/06/2018 10:06:18
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The words Mike Ridley and thorough check come to mind...........

alex nicol24/06/2018 10:07:46
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Thing is we may never know the exact cause. If today goes ok I'll probably continue to test until happy all's ok and bin the old flight set........I appreciate I could be throwing good kit out but for the sake of peace of mind I'll just need to live with it.

if I get a repeat, it's Tx off to get checked and if that doesn't solve it it's a load of 35 MHz stuff in the bin and move to 2.4

PS fail safe set to kill throttle only and freq changed to 75. I'll post the result

Thanks again to all for taking the time to respond

Rich too24/06/2018 14:22:11
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How old is the trans? How much time on it? Ever had it serviced ? I would be very reluctant to use 35meg radios today. But I have a 2.4 meg Futaba that is over ten years old and although it’s not had much use it will get a service soon.

Percy Verance24/06/2018 16:02:07
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With 35mhz being exclusive to model flying - 2.4ghz isn't! - just why would you be *very* reluctant to use it Rich?

I use my 35mhz set without issue. It's still a perfectly legal frequency. In addition to a failsafe, my 35mhz receivers have an integral glitch counter and I'm getting nothing. Not a thing. Just solid control.

Rich too24/06/2018 17:11:58
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Personal preference I guess Percy, but also 35meg sets must be very old now, or are they still available new? I’ve got an old Futaba 35 meg set but I wouldn’t use it now.

Paulo Peres24/06/2018 23:15:21
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Hi all,

I also use a Futaba Skysport 6 on 35 MHz (35.050 to be exact)) without an issue. As of yesterday, I've had about 40 minutes divided in two sessions of pleasurabe flights with my 18 yr old Multiplex Panda on that frequency. What got my down was my neck and the need for water as we were experiencing about 86F at 10AM

Until a very short while ago I was using on the model a 19 yr Sksysport 4. The problem with it is the NiCd battery . It sat for long without use and somehow I got it recovered. Nonetheless, it charges fast, but discharges even faster! The NimH on the former after yesterday's usage still shows about 100% charge!


Paulo Peres24/06/2018 23:17:23
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Adding up to my last post, I also use a JR on 2.4Ghz. Memories to have many models with all the nitty gritty details of trim, D/R and expos always set, is a true blessing.

alex nicol25/06/2018 13:53:24
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Update Time,

3 flights not a glitch all worked fine, One I've had a few more outings I'll put it down to outgoing servo

Gary Manuel25/06/2018 14:05:06
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Nice one Alex.

Always good for the confidence, to know what cause the problem. The more good flights you have, the more confident you'll feel.

AVC25/06/2018 14:17:35
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That's good Alex. I also think that this faulty servo had a key role to play.

Rich too25/06/2018 15:54:19
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Well done Alex, fingers crossed.

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