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Typhoon 3D won't respond after crash

Old 11-28-2007, 02:41 AM
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Default Typhoon 3D won't respond after crash

Well, the Typhoon 3D is an awesome plane....so awesome that I decided to do a loop at full speed only 10 feet off the ground only to find that 5 more feet would have been even more awesome.

The plane is damaged pretty badly, but with a bit of CA glue, I think it should be fine.

PROBLEM: I put in the battery and I hear the single long tone (lower pitch), followed by two shorter tones (higher pitch). When I switch the plane to the "on" position, I no longer hear the armed tone like I used to and I am unable to control the servos or motor. Throttle is set to minimum on remote, as I know you need this to arm the plane.....but still nothing.

Any ideas? I'd rather ask an opinion before I just start ordering parts. I'm thinking it's either the receiver or the ESC, but I don't know where to start or even how to tell which is bad!!

Please help!! I really would love to fix this plane!! My SuperCub is a little too slow to keep me entertained forever

Thanks!!
Old 11-28-2007, 08:00 AM
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Default RE: Typhoon 3D won't respond after crash

The fact that the ESC is giving you tones when you first plug in the battery would indicate that it's "seeing" the battery's power. I would suspect that your receiver is the problem. Try calling Horizon Hobby and speak to their techs. They are usually very helpful.
Old 11-28-2007, 04:39 PM
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Default RE: Typhoon 3D won't respond after crash

The crystal in your RX may be toast. With the shock of a bad crash, they can go bad. It could also be a bad connection on the crystal. Try checking servo movement while at the same time applying some lateral pressure to the crystal with your other hand.

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Old 11-29-2007, 02:39 AM
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Default RE: Typhoon 3D won't respond after crash

Check your RX for sure but before you order anything, check the wires at the switch. These were very weak solder joints on mine and I ended up bypassing the switch altogether. It's possible that you broke one of the joints upon impact. Good luck with getting it back up. I love my 'PHOON!!

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