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Airtronics VG600 Hit?


Old 07-17-2005, 02:35 PM
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I have an Airtronics VG 600 in a Bridi Sun Fli IV...radio is new with about 8 flights on it when the aircraft stopped responding to inputs......momentarily. Got "hit" twice more before landing safely. I saw that three of the plugs for the servos and battery were not fully seated (big, fat, dumb mistake)....another 1mm was required to fully seat the plugs. Question is, does anyone have a similar experience with this? Is this a possible cause? How do I prove the radio safe without sending it back to the manufacturer? Thanks to anyone who can help.
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If your connectors are not fully seated, they are subject to loss of connetion due to vibration. This would be more of an issue in a glow/gas plane due ot the vibration these power sources produce. Less of an issue on an electric or glider.

In any case, do your range check. Then wiggle wires. Check everything. Be especially aware of any metal to metal contacts that might be happening in the plane. Check your antenna connection inside the receiver.

Make sure your radio antenna is screwed in tight. If the antenna on the radio seems to be loose inside, open it and see that the mount is tight to the board.

after that, range check again. Then either fly or return to mfg. Not much else you can do.
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