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malcolmfrary

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Re: need help with sorting what wrong with my system
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2013, 10:37:37 AM »

Repairing the unit might well not be viable, but returning it is a one-shot proof of ownership.  It can't be claimed on twice. 
Even potted, they might have a way in so that they could have a look and find out what failed.  It might be junk after the inspection, but if you know what broke you can take steps to get round it for the future.  All part of on-going quality control.  If it happens like that.
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Re: need help with sorting what wrong with my system
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2013, 07:14:04 AM »

yer its a replacement they send


i assume its safe to solder onto AA rechargeable batteries + / -    terminals  to make a 4.8 v test pack ?
what sort of charger would you get to recharge them with the servo plug attached ?
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Re: need help with sorting what wrong with my system
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2013, 05:32:03 PM »

if your going to buy a charger you might aswell buy a receiver battery pack and just use cheapo aa batteries.
like this for example:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/C1202-7-RC-Battery-Holder-Case-Box-Pack-4-AA-JST-2-Pin-/400429039010?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item5d3b6e3da2
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Re: need help with sorting what wrong with my system
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2013, 06:30:00 AM »

Repairing the unit might well not be viable, but returning it is a one-shot proof of ownership.  It can't be claimed on twice. 
Even potted, they might have a way in so that they could have a look and find out what failed.  It might be junk after the inspection, but if you know what broke you can take steps to get round it for the future.  All part of on-going quality control.  If it happens like that.


well i haven't heard a word about my viper 25 since i sent it
i have doped 2x emails to them to ask if they received it, no replay ??
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Re: need help with sorting what wrong with my system
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2013, 07:06:12 AM »

Even from within the UK it takes about 10 days for a replacement to arrive.

The replacement just arrives, no emails to say it's arrived at their offices, or has been shipped back and it comes back without any paperwork at all.

But they do always replace faulty items without querying what happened.
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Re: need help with sorting what wrong with my system
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2013, 07:46:01 AM »

ok thanks for that ,ill keep my fingers crossed
cheers BOB 
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Re: need help with sorting what wrong with my system
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2013, 07:07:57 AM »

OK SO HERE IS GOOD NEWS
my REPLACEMENT mtroniks  viper 25 arrived to day in the mail
free of charge
cheers Bob
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Re: need help with sorting what wrong with my system
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2013, 04:35:51 AM »

well here is turn up for the books
 connected up the new ESC viper 25 and the new RX  ,did the bind  solid red light , ( lights flash on the esc , hit the setup button in under 2 sec , light goes green hit the forward trigger NOTHING no steering either ?


so i changed to another new esc viper 20 plug and play still nothing ??

but when i turn OFF the TX  the motor runs flat out in forward ( still no steering ) 
what going on ?????
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Re: need help with sorting what wrong with my system
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2013, 06:53:18 AM »

LOL well its all good now
the problem was i had mucked round with the TX that much trying to find the original  problem ( viper 25 )
that the DR WAS  set 0 %  so no steering , and the runaway was due to the FAIL SAFE on the new RX not being set to neutral     
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Re: need help with sorting what wrong with my system
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2013, 07:04:18 AM »

Glad you got it sorted!
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Re: need help with sorting what wrong with my system
« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2013, 10:38:31 AM »

Once you know the answer, it is always so obvious. 
I do like it when it all comes together.
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