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Old 03-15-2009, 05:57 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by mikecoul View Post
Tried a new receiver battery and the problem went away, thanks sugarpops.
Generally how long a life can you expect from a battery pack? the Futaba battery was fresh off charge this morning, and just over 2 years old.
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Depends how you treat it, and it could be a poor (vibration sensitive) connection inside the battery.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:33 PM   #12
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Might have been a poor connection or bad weld between the cells had developed.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:33 PM   #13
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You have a loose contact somewhere. Check the battery leads and make sure you check your switch too. I had a crack in the circuit board of a receiver once, it took forever to find, but it was where the battery/switch plugged into the rx.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:48 AM   #14
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Found an old post about battery life: it was suggested it's good till 3 yr old then start checking it regularly and to replace it unconditionally after 5yr.

I guess you can look at it this way: a $20 battery or a $300 plane. Pays your money, takes your chances.
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:00 AM   #15
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How about the switch? All that vibration might have damaged the switch. Both the battery and receiver should mounted in rubber. Enough vibration could damage a servo. Does it happen when you tap the fuse hard? Unplug or change stuff until it stops.

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