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regiment

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electric scooter
« on: August 20, 2014, 07:21:20 PM »

checking my 3 wheel scooter today I noticed that every time i switched it  on .  the rudder on my yacht moved no transmitter was on.. any clues why
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Tug-Kenny

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Re: electric scooter
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 08:28:14 PM »


It's all to do with frequency.

Lets hope you're not  'scooting around'  a boating lake as the reverse situation might be alarming.    %)


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Re: electric scooter
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 08:36:21 AM »

Gordon
You've probably left the receiver switched on. Not good for the battery.
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Re: electric scooter
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 10:41:21 AM »

What Dave said. 
If its on 27MHz, the receiver will take any signal as an instruction, and the first thing to be instructed is usually the rudder.  Unless you have a good reason to flatten the battery, don't leave the receiver switched on if its transmitter is not on.
I doubt that the scooter would use a radio to control itself, but who knows? - it might be cheaper than a wiring loom.  It does seem that switching on gives a burst of interference, which is a bit naughty.  Hopefully it won't work the other way round.
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