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Old 04-28-2007, 12:20 PM
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Default Fail Safes: whos using em?

Curious to know what type and brand of fail safe you all use.
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Old 04-28-2007, 12:32 PM
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Most all of them work but actually the best are the easiest. The ones that just plug in and you don't have to put ends on them
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Old 04-28-2007, 01:29 PM
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I use a duratraxx brand seems to work so far, it just plugs right in and i mounted it on top of the batt. box.
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Old 04-28-2007, 03:05 PM
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i have a couple of venom failsafes, without temp. i honestly dont use them that often, i just make sure the reciever pack is charged before i run and the radio has new batteries.
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Old 04-28-2007, 04:56 PM
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I Swear by them, I have a Imex Fail safe with sound in every one of my cars and we sell one with just about every car we sell. Good investment for the Imex with sound it monitors the battery voltage.
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Old 04-28-2007, 05:12 PM
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i have an imex failsafe too its good has sound
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Old 04-28-2007, 05:58 PM
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I make sure batteries are charged all the time and I personally dont use them either.
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:19 PM
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the one suprasales sells on ebay 10 bucks works great
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:06 PM
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you cant beat it for the money, i wish i would have seen that before i bought mine.
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yea and its real small too
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:11 PM
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sorry for the dumb question but what does fail/safe do?
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:35 PM
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I use a venom. First time I run the truggy it took off on me,had new batteries but one was still bad right out of the pack(duracells).
It was quite scary watching the truck heading for the neighbours house wide open. Luckly it hit a dip and flipped over, no damage.
I won't run without one now.I strongly suggest using one .
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:42 PM
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stops your nitro if it gets out of range.


i use one because i drive in open places and have more chances of a run away nitro.
not like if you ran in confined areas or tracks you have less chances of it do it .

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Old 04-29-2007, 04:21 PM
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i run a duratraxx 17.99 one it works good havent had runaway nitro yet so i think it works great
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:39 AM
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i run a Tamiya TRU-03 receiver which has a built in failsafe http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=45035
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:09 PM
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I use the IMEX RC one as well, and love it

Although my running yesterday I didn't know WTH was going on with it, failsafe didn't help but luckily I ran it back towards myself and caught it ... it was going half throttle and I could not slow it down or stop it with the failsafe (it was beeping too) ... reason - there was a rock lodged behind the throttle lever where the spring was and it would not go back.

Whewww that was close ... my bro-in-law who does not have one, had a set of dying batteries in his and ran it into my neighbors house (garage wall) and luckily only broke his t-bone bumper. I told him though, he needs to get that failsafe.

Watch for our videos soon, they'll be jumping and tearing up some perfect construction areas .... shoulda had video yesterday.
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:01 PM
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i have one in the xtm xt2, that how i determined the radio was bad. the car would go about 30 feet and stop(with failsafe) or take off full speed or turn by itself with out it
it's scarry having your $300 car running full speed toward a busy road and no control
i use the xtm model about $19.00...plug and play!!!!
i'm going to get them for my redcats...so my cats wont run off!!!!

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Old 04-30-2007, 01:58 PM
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I use Ofna and Duratrax, they both seem to work fine.
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:17 PM
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thanks for all the input gang... gotta venom failsafe on its way
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Old 05-01-2007, 12:25 AM
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yeah a totally indispensable item definately! I dont know how you can bash without them to be honest. My advice is avoid the venom Smart temp!! Like someone else said, the simpler the better. I have found the smart temps to be problematic at best so I switched back to just a standard failsafe. These work great!
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:21 PM
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Ofna failsafe if i were you i put one on. I seen some cars get lost with out it lol.
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:22 PM
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who's car danny? Mine, lol
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:48 PM
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got one in my futaba
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