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Futaba 138 Receivers - Vibration

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Old 02-19-2003, 08:47 PM
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Default Futaba 138 Receivers - Vibration

HAs anyone heard about Futaba 138 receivers breaking down on vibration? someone told me that they lost their heli and it was a common problem.

Can anyone verify this.


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Old 02-19-2003, 08:51 PM
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Any receiver will fail if subjected to a lot of vibration.
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Old 02-19-2003, 09:04 PM
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Yes i know that if you don't put enough cushioning vibration would be an element to the receiver breaking down, but if you do do things right and it happens. This is what I am being told... my heli's are not cheap and i would not like to use a receiver that is a bit suspect. Can you imagine vibration in one of these birds and others around and going out of control......
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Default Futaba 138 Receivers - Vibration

I don't fly heli's so I can't say there is or isn't a known problem with them on heli's. I know that heli's produce alot more vibration than an airplane does so who knows. I wouldn't think that they would be any different than any other rx if properly insulated from the vibration.
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maybe these failures are people who put foam under one side of the battery and then use a cable tie to tie it to the frame which would then defeat the whole idea of putting foam around, what do you think?
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