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Colco thunderbird problems

Old 06-02-2020, 03:39 AM
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Default Colco thunderbird problems

I've inherited a Colco thunderbird, which I've just got around to trying to fly.
My problem is that when I power up quickly, nothing much happens, other than the gain light flashes.
If I do it slowly, the main rotor and tail rotor spin, getting up speed until they both suddenly stop.
During getting up speed the power, setup and gain lights are flashing and the servos are going crazy too!
I'm pretty sure that the battery is OK (Nimh) and have had it on charge for a good 24 hours.

I did a search for this problem and noticed that the same question was asked here a few years ago, but it doesn't look like anyone replied.

I'm guessing that this is not such an uncommon problem?
I appreciate any help you can offer to get it going.
Thanks very much.

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