View Full Version : CRASH Diagnostics

08-09-2008, 08:51 PM
I punched in my brand new Pulse 40 today with only four flights on it.

Everything in it was new except for the servos.

New E-Flite Power 46 Motor, New E-Flite 60 amp ESC, New Berg Receiver.

Right after takeoff the ailerons moved on their own and locked up.

All I had control of was the throttle, elevator and rudder.

Everything tested fine on the ground and I use a frequency checker so I know there was nothing else broadcasting on my channel.

Could I have had a problem with a servo that overloaded the system?

What is the best way to troubleshoot a crash?

08-09-2008, 09:02 PM
Greylids, The first thing I'd check is to make sure the aileron direction is correct.
I've hooked them up reversed before, and my crash sounds surprisingly similar to yours.