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Old 03-17-2008, 12:28 PM
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Hey guys I have a strange problem I have a relatively new futaba 3pm fs bought it new like 6 months ago and it just stops responding after about 10 minutes of run-time. It just dies, good thing I have a fail-safe! I can turn it off unplug the rx batt and wait like 2 hours without charging the battery turn it on and it will work again. I dont get it I always ran the receiver in a sealed radio box or in a balloon neck zip-tied with a drop of silicone never exposed to fuel or water it was wrapped in foam in radio boxes. any ideas? servos work fine with another radio and this one.
Old 03-18-2008, 05:52 PM
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anyone? the system just stops responding after 10-20 minutes if I wait about an hour it works again. I dont want to buy a new radio system and I cannot go back to a TRX system again. any help?
Old 03-18-2008, 06:20 PM
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Using a 6 volt battery?
Old 03-19-2008, 02:47 PM
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Default RE: 3pm fss problem

I had a very similar problem with mine too, except right out of the box. I returned it the next day.

After doing more research, it seems there are numerous 3PM FASST users with very similar symptoms. I didn't feel like being asked all the typical newbie questions about my setup (which was just 2 analog servos on a freshly formed 6V 1500mAh pack). I just wanted my money back, period. I exchanged for a 3PM 75MHz and haven't had one single problem.
Old 03-19-2008, 04:11 PM
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I've had my FAAST since christmas, hasnt givin me any problems.


Yet.
Old 03-19-2008, 10:00 PM
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good thing i just ordered this unit from tower [:@] i hope i dont have any issues
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You shouldnt. Personally I love it. When i go out to the field it has so much range i go until I can't hear the truck anymore. Thats faaaar.
Old 03-20-2008, 06:39 PM
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I have the 75 MHz fully synthesized version not the Spread spectrum its a big pain in the butt and I CANNOT stand the TQ3 anymore compared to the 3pm I have to pull the trigger almost all the way in before it starts to open I WILL NEVER use a cheap radio again if I dont have to. I also sent Futaba an email and I got back a robot reply telling me how to switch from my radio from surface use to air use and vise versa and then I replied back saying I dont want to know about that then requoted my original email. they said I need to send in my entire system and they will see if its a manufacturing defect or not.

also I love my LHS they said theyll print me up a new receipt cause I cant find my old one
Old 03-29-2008, 07:37 PM
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I just got my 3pm radio today and so far im impressed. the actual receiver antenna is only like 1 inch long that blows my mind. i wonder why futaba didn't go the way of spectrum and shorten the total length down because they have about 6 inches of coax and then on the end the last inch or so is the antenna.

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