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 Posted: Mon Nov 14th, 2011 10:48 pm
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Juergen,

That's very good news!  I'm planning to call Horizon in a day or two for their comments.  I'll let you know what they have to say. 

With the present arrangement, I cannot get crawl speeds going forward or reverse.  Do you have any thoughts on this?  I do notice the Rx is flashing while operating.  I think there is something about re-binding that might resolve this problem, but whatever combinations I try, I still end up with the Rx flashing.

Dan

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 Posted: Tue Nov 15th, 2011 01:51 am
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Good luck with getting info from Horizon, it is a full service hobby distributor not a manufacturer. If Losi couldn't answer your questions, you may have to contact someone in a radio control auto site. Horizon does not employ technicians, just salesmen and box packers. Let us know what you learn.
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 Posted: Tue Nov 15th, 2011 09:37 am
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Hello Dan,

could you describe a bit more in detail what happens when you push the stick slowly from zero position to full extend?

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 Posted: Tue Nov 15th, 2011 07:55 pm
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Hi Woodie,

I've got too much going on today to get back to Horizon.  I live in North Central CT and will be attending an Amherst Railway Society meeting this evening, so hopefully tomorrow. 

I will actually be calling Spektrum.  I have a lot of questions about radio control.  Spektrum now offers telemetry equipment which feeds back aircraft battery voltage, speed, temperature and other data.  I believe this technology can be "rearranged" to feed back engine speed in scale mph, provide battery status so you know when you are due for a recharge, and also if your motor or battery is getting too hot.

So I'll be a day or two before I get back.

Dan 

  

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Hello Juergen,

With the left stick in the center position, the ESC light is red/green.  Moving the stick forward slightly (1-2 notches) causes the motor to run at about half speed. The ESC light is bright green.  Moving the stick forward increases the motor speed to its maximum at about 1/2 forward, or about 45degrees from vertical.  The same happens in reverse speed and the ESC light is bright red.  Moving the stick full forward or backward does little or nothing to motor speed.  All the while, the Rx is in flashing amber light mode.

 

Dan    

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Dan, just to get sure,
beside the setting for switching off the "forward only racing mode" that seem to work now,
have you also programmed your esc by following the steps 1-6 of the setup procedure?

Juergen

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Man, am I glad that I use old fashioned r/c car boards which need no programming, etc. After reading these posts, I am thankful for my fine operating and simple equipment. Carry on.
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Well, Woodie, "programming" is a to big word for this.
You just have to "tell" the esc what is zero position, what is full forward and what is full backward and thats by just pushing a single button at the esc several times when the stick is in the appropriate position.

No problem, also for "keep away with this electronic rubbish" guys :moose::moose:

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Juergen, YES to your question. I tried rebinding, resetting the ESC, switching reverse mode off then back on again, etc.  At one point, the amber Rx light was constant, but the ESC was inactive (no lights or speed control).  I'm back to where I was.  There's probably an easy fix, but my lack of experience with RC is most likely the problem in getting this set up correctly.  I'm not too concerned.  It's all part of the learning game.  I'll see some RC people tomorrow.

Dan      

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 Posted: Wed Nov 16th, 2011 09:21 pm
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Dan-the great thing about r/c is that you can wait till'another day...remember that you won't be cleaning track,wheels, or looking for bad wiring. My layout has been covered up for two weeks (bad weather)but I know that when I want, I can go outside, uncover it, and be running. When you are freed from the "normal" routine, model railroading becomes even more fun! Good luck..
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