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Don Fry17/06/2019 12:35:01
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Roy, did the transmitter get wet, as well as being left switched on? I assume it is fitted with non rechargeable batteries?

Percy Verance17/06/2019 14:08:07
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Mike

I'd e mail Mike Ridley to ask him. There seems to be little he isn't willing to tackle. Take a look at some of the transmitter mods he's done, and you'll see what I mean.

PatMc18/06/2019 23:32:34
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Posted by Percy Verance on 17/06/2019 06:35:16:

Well it's good you found great humour in my trying to help someone.............

Sarcsasm and misplaced wit is of great benefit to us all. There is of course the fact that my post may still be valid or helpful if someone needs a radio repair doing? Another post suggests that was indeed the case. Perhaps you didn't consider that? Like certain others on here, point scoring jibes seems to be a little side hobby of yours........

Edited By Percy Verance on 17/06/2019 06:51:03

You are the only one who has descended to using sarcasm, Percy.
There is none in my post, why on earth do you think I would ever want to ?
You've overreacted to a gentle leg pull with a pompous attempt to justify a mistake that many of us have made at some time when replying to resurrected old posts.
When the mistake is realised after a leg pull most of us respond with - "Doh !! blush" or similar.

Percy Verance19/06/2019 06:44:29
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Time to click the ignore option again......

Percy Verance19/06/2019 06:44:30
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Time to click the ignore option again......

Denis Watkins19/06/2019 07:21:10
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Lads ??? Lads ??!

Your opinions and posts make this forum worthwhile, and helps keep my sanity !

You two are both sides of a very vital discussion coin, selfishly, my continued education

Please continue my daily upkeep

Edited By Denis Watkins on 19/06/2019 07:24:09

kc19/06/2019 08:50:17
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Let's get back to the problem reported by a forum new member - Roy asked why his Tx only worked on throttle cut after the battery was fully discharged.

I also fully discharged my 6EX 2.4 by leaving it switched on for a few days - mine recovered after a full charging session.  All memories and settings remained OK.   But I didn't remove the wired in nicad ( ni metal hydride probably ) so perhaps removing all power like Roy did needs some reset?

Edited By kc on 19/06/2019 08:51:19

Mike Etheridge 121/06/2019 00:11:04
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Had a chat with Mike Ridley who said he had not dealt with a programme corrupted transmitter before but seemed confident he could resolve the problem with my 2006 35 mhz 6EXA unit. We both discussed the fact that i might not use the transmitter again for flying but it could be used for my simulator control ?. He advised me to send only the transmitter without the internal battery so that's what I did today. Repair costs are likely to be £20 plus about £6.00 return postage costs.

Hopefully I have not high jacked Roy's original question , but it would appear he should contact Mike Ridley as was mentioned earlier. Last winter I removed the batteries from three other transmitters to avoid black wire corrosion. All programming was retained.

Edited By Mike Etheridge 1 on 21/06/2019 00:11:55

Phil Green15/07/2019 18:15:26
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Must admit, I didnt notice that the question was asked 6 years ago blush

Well spotted Pat!

Mike Etheridge 115/07/2019 20:00:47
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Same here I did not realise the topic originated 6 years ago. I have not heard from Mike Ridley since I sent my transmitter to him a few weeks ago, I wonder how he is getting on with it ?

Percy Verance16/07/2019 21:17:05
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That surprises me Mike. In years gone by I've sent items to Mike for servicing, and I've had them back inside a week. He must be busy.......

Mike Etheridge 119/07/2019 17:17:01
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I phoned Mike Ridley. and he confirmed that he had looked at my 2006 EXA transmitter and that a repair was unlikely to be achieved. He also confirmed that he was the only person probably country wide who is repairing transmitters so he is very busy and not looking for work !

Percy Verance19/07/2019 17:55:42
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I thought as much Mike......

I think I have one somewhere I'm not using. It's mode 1 though........... Used only with a Phoenix simulator which I no longer have.

Edited By Percy Verance on 19/07/2019 17:56:39

Mike Etheridge 123/07/2019 18:38:42
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Had a phone call from Mike Ridley this afternoon and he confirmed that with a second hand component he had managed to repair my transmitter. So thanks for the recommendation PV, and once I have the transmitter back it will be interesting to carry out some extensive range checks.

Mike did say that second hand 35 mhz transmitters are demand, and if so are people having problems with 2.4 Ghz gear.?

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