Originally Posted by jetjky1
Sorry to hear about your crash. I myself am having my first issues with my 2.4 system. Just lost my second airplane within 1 week at 2 seperate flying fields. The ar 6100 and 500. I have 3 Expensive edf's I am terrified to fly now. I sent the Transmitter back to Spektrum to Check the RF unit. Also look into the new UPGRADE of the RF unit to DSMX technology. It is available this April and will cost $75 and 1 week of down time. It will still work on the older DSM2 RX's and newer DSMX ones as well. I think they are finally addressing the issues at hand.
BTW a great 3D Foamy is a Juka from DW Foamies.
use the AR6200 Receiver on your EDFs, its a rock solid receiver for 2.4, also use a UBEC for added insurance, The E Power RC car guys, driving on carpet use a voltage protector capacitor, its has also been used on planes too to keep the voltage up on the receiver helping to prevent a brown out, We had a big discussion here on Wattflyers about Then and on RCG there was a big discussion on them too
Originally they were developed for cars with heavy motor loads that were dropping the voltage so low, that the ESC/BEC could not feed the 2.4 receiver enough voltage, and they went into a brown out, A Charged Capacitor is a battery, there are micro airplanes flying on just a Charged capacitor, These Capacitors keep the voltage up for the receiver so it does not go into a brown out, Some Guys have also installed them on Planes with Great Success, The Capacitor does not know if its in a car or a Plane, it will do its intended job of Feeding stored current when needed, a lot of RC car guys are using large capacitors too, because some of the HD digital servos are draining a lot of current and the receiver cant keep up with the heavy load, These capacitors will work with airplanes too, but some people will argue that fact not knowing any better
anything to protect your voltage to the receiver and preventing a brown out is a good thing.
This Spektrum Voltage Protector prevents a DSM receiver's voltage from dropping below the proper operating level in lower voltage applications such as 4-cell 1/12th carpet racers. Installation is as simple as plugging it into an open channel slot on the receiver unit. For DSM system. Prevents voltage drops to receiver