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goodwoodfos

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I have an HPI firestorm,
It has a weird problem, when the cars engine is not on all the radio gear responds fine but when i start the cars engine the car does not respond to anyof the radio controls (Steering, brake, throttle).
Any ideas would be much appreciated.
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did you check all the stupid things first? batteries?
do you have a failsafe?
on my tmaxx, putting the glow driver will trip my failsafe to full brake.... i usually have to turn the reciever off then back on to correct it...
 

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Hi there first of all thanks for replying.
The weird thing is the controls work fine until you turn the engine on so i think the batteries are ok, could it be the vibrations of the engine trapping a wire? also i dont have a failsafe, I'm new to nitro rc cars to,
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well, if a wire is pinched or trapped somewhere, the radio wouldn't work anyways. a skinned wire would do that, creating a short while the vibrations of the engine chafe the wires more.
check all the connections/wires. look for worn spots in the "skin" of the wire. check dirty connections.

let me know how that works out...
 

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HPI FIRESTORM problems

I have found out that when anything metal touches the carburettor (Petrol can, glowplug) it sends the car crazy.
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you have to have a short somewhere. I know when i touch my firestorms engine with my car on the throttle servo twitches but its just something wierd that doesn't effect anything.
 

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Hpi firestorm problems?

Hi there,
The car was working perfectley until suddenly i had no control of the car at all. And i noticed that anything metal touching the carburettor causes the car to go crazy. The controls work fine when the engine is not running. I dont want to start it up when i have no control over it. Is it a a fault that can be corrected simply ?.
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Any metal to metal contact on an AM radio equipped rc will glitch. It's just old technology. They should not even bother with AM radios anymore.
 
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