Electric General Discussion General Discussion forum about rc electric related aircraft, accessories, flight, tips, etc.

I lost control of my electrified glider

Reply

Old 01-23-2019, 01:45 PM
  #1  
louisthelou
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 5
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default I lost control of my electrified glider

I nearly had a heart attack the other day when my electrified glider decided to not listen to my transmitter. It flew straight and unresponsive for about 15 seconds. It was going towards a housing complex beyond the field. I ran towards it because I thought the transmitter range was low. I could not get any closer. I turned the transmitter off, then turned it back on and I regained control. I landed it immediately. When I got home I did a range check and it was good. The batteries in the transmitter were good. All the connections wee good. The plane has 9 mini servos. Only 6 were being used when it lost control. This is my 3rd flight at this field. The battery is a venom 4000 20C, 3 cell. The speed controller is a Jeti model Spin 66 Pro. The plane and all the electronics have 5 flights on them. At the time it lost control it was about 300 ft. away. I have had it up to 500 ft. away before and it had no problem. It had been in the air for a while. The battery was getting low, but could the ESC shut everything down, including the receiver and servos too?
louisthelou is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service