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    Good Failsafe

    I'm new to RC, haven't made my purchase yet, but I'm very close to picking up the Hurricane XP Pro. I've heard I should get a failsafe, or I might start crying lol. Is it true that the throttle can go wide open and usually does when the car becomes out of range? That's a very scary thought. What is a good failsafe? Thanks.

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    RE: Good Failsafe

    its very possible, ask redcat danny about mine, it took off, 2 times and i use a spektrum radio, i just sent it out to get it fixed. I would suggest a venom failsafe, no temp or anything like that, just a plain old failsafe, here is a failsafe at a great price too:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-Mini-Failsaf...QQcmdZViewItem
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    RE: Good Failsafe

    There are a bunch of different brands of fail safes and yes a nitro car can take off at full speed if out of range of the radio or if the batteries go dead, fall out of the battery holder, or the radio glitches. Personally I have always used Imex fail safes and have had good luck with them. I can't speak for the other brands but Imex monitors your battery voltage and applies the brakes when your battery voltage gets to low or the radio glitches. One style warns you with a buzzer if the battery voltage is getting low or the radio is glitching.
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    RE: Good Failsafe

    i recommend getting a failsafe i use imex failsafe u should get one for every rc u get because i was using mine without a failsafe and bamm my car went full throttle into a pole and flew in the air like 7 ft high in the air and broke alot of stuff so i recommend getting a failsafe
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    RE: Good Failsafe

    the ebay one works great, my batteries got loose in there holder twice and it took off wide open. not good..
    now if they get loose its quick enough to set the throttal back to idle.

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    RE: Good Failsafe

    u should order the one ehroof posted ive ordered from suprasales and he has really fast shipping i ordered a pipe on monday and recieved my pipe on a wednesday
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    RE: Good Failsafe

    Hey while your at it, take some black electrical tape and wrap it around your battery holder to help hole your batteries in.
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    RE: Good Failsafe

    I use the Venom one, works flawlessly.
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    RE: Good Failsafe

    Hey while your at it, take some black electrical tape and wrap it around your battery holder to help hole your batteries in.
    I think possibly the very first thing EVERYONE should do when they purchase a nitro is go out a buy a hump pack!! I'd highly advise NOT to use standard AA batterys for the simple fact that they're expensive and they are prone to dislodging.

    Yes definately buy a failsafe. Just a simple one. Avoid the venom smart temp as its very unrealiable so just get a decent temp probe separately. Also people should be aware that even failsafes are NOT fail safe as such. They should detect a drop in voltage before the battery goes completely dead but they are known to suddenly loose power altogether and when the failsafe is not powered, you are not protected! Something to be aware of.

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    RE: Good Failsafe

    i got a duratraxx failsafe and havent had a problem it only costs 17.99 and it works great havent had a problem yet
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    RE: Good Failsafe

    I dont use a fail safe all i use is throttle return spring havent had any prob either
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    RE: Good Failsafe

    I dont use a fail safe all i use is throttle return spring havent had any prob either
    This only works if your servos will re-centre themselves in the event of the transmitter going down. From my experience ALL my servos would look up in those events so I wouldn;t really rely on a throttle spring.

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    RE: Good Failsafe

    This is the one I just installed from Suprasales and for $11 it works great.. Highly recommended.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-Mini-Failsaf...QQcmdZViewItem

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    RE: Good Failsafe

    nice right bro, i like mine from him too, did you read the instructions on the back, lol. nice engrish
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    RE: Good Failsafe

    yea Eddie, I could not make out what they were trying to say. It was a literal translation.. Most of the words did not make sense.. pretty funny

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    RE: Good Failsafe

    it works good though, i like it
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    RE: Good Failsafe

    I bought one from Suprasales a month ago, and it even flashed when my batteries were low. I need to buy another for my 'Cane XP too. You are correct ehroof the English on the back of the package was not all English...but as we always say" I wanted to be a English major, and now I are one"!

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    RE: Good Failsafe

    I also bought the same won from supersales and so far it's worked pretty well.
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    RE: Good Failsafe

    just buy failsafe and trottle return spring then you wont have a probelm as a trottle return put trottle backas well.


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