View Full Version : electrical glitch?
06-12-2002, 11:11 AM
I am having a strange occurance at the track. Occassionally, on the two far corners of the track, my NR just quits responding. The engine is still runing, but I have no throttle or steering. Thanks to my throttle return spring, it just coasts to a stop. After a couple of seconds it all comes back and I'm off as if nothing happened. I can't find any problems on the truck, although I recently replaced the battery holder, switch and power wiring to the receiver. Anybody have this kind of problem before? It's almost like I am getting out of range and then it isn't, but I've got fresh batteries all around. Puzzling, and not too good for lap times.
06-12-2002, 11:19 AM
First, I would try to replace the crysals...If that doesnt work try and replace the reciever, or transmitter......Once you figured out what part is bad, return the parts that you dont need....That is what I did for a different reason that dealt with the electronics.
06-12-2002, 02:12 PM
I had a similar problem to this. Once I had changed the crystals, the problem went away.
06-12-2002, 02:38 PM
Thanks, I have spare crystals, but that did not occur to me.
I'll give it a shot.
06-12-2002, 02:51 PM
What color is the crystal set? Around here it can be hard to run red ones because they are on the same frequency as a popular CB channel.
Also, at my lhs they do tuning test runs behind the store, but you can't go too far down the alley because there is a cellular phone shop down the strip that will cause almost any AM RC frequency to go nutty for some reason.
I'd say your crystals are fine if it runs right in all other areas of the track, but maybe there is some sort of interference with your particular frequency in those areas.
Using a different set on that track might just solve your problem even though they're might not be anything wrong with the ones you're using.
Just a thought-
06-13-2002, 06:26 PM
someone else is probably near the same frequency at the track
06-15-2002, 06:01 AM
if that doesnt work i and my buddy have had this happen until we reinforced with heat shrink tubing to help protect it the reciever wire your antenna wire gets a cut on it and it is close enough to give it a signal until it gets a little ways away then if it comes back to you a little bit it will work again your range is shortened cuz your wire is shortened it gets cut almost right were it comes out of the reciever a new wire is like $1.50 and i always solder it on to the board after removing the old piece dont try to solder the 2 together thats just hokus :D
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