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08-15-2005, 07:39 PM
i was jumping my jato today and i started having some sort of electrical problem. while it was running the throttle and steering was working like the batteries were just about to die. it would get moments where they would work then nothing (so no consistant patterns). then id plug the exhaust and stall it then everything worked fine untill i started it up again. im going to take it apart and check for cut wires or anything just wanted to see if anyone has come accross a problem like this before
08-15-2005, 08:06 PM
Other than having some fresh receiver and transmittion batteries, something is hitting metal to metal causing interference. If you use a separate glow-ignitor and you are starting your car, when the engine starts up, usually you get some obvious interference because the metal ignitor is dangling around from all the engine vibrations. THe moment you remove it, it becomes normal, so that's an example of how easily interference could occur.
Be sure your throttle return spring is on tight. Loosen that peice on the rod linkage that keeps the spring in its position and pull it away to make the servo work a little hard to make it open the throttle. It's the simplest and best insurance you can have in case your power goes berzerk.
08-15-2005, 08:37 PM
is there a tight thats to tight. i mean theres a nice amount of tension now (enought so that its not coming loose from the engines vibrations). i just got it apart and the wires look good, no cuts or anything. could the inside of the receiver be fried and just not work when its running?
08-16-2005, 01:56 PM
i dont smell do i?
08-24-2005, 08:10 PM
Try a different glow plug. It could have a break in it that is causing your noise.
08-24-2005, 09:22 PM
See if you can get your hands on a known good crystal set. I had a bad one once, caused similar problems you are having.
08-25-2005, 08:10 AM
thatnks since then i have replaced the glow plug and resat the cryastal in the receiver and no more problems. thanks for the input
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