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Nope,  I’ve disconnected it all and the battery is on charge.

If I can’t crack it before the weekend, I’m dumping this in the skip and getting a nitro car.  Because they’re not hard to maintain. ;-)

Jay

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Honestly - I could sort it for you but it’s sooooo hard over messages 

JJ

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19 hours ago, Jay77 said:

I’m in Guildford...  you should see the amount sunk into this!

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If I did this for my builds I’d probably blow a fuse :)

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6 minutes ago, Problemchild said:

If I did this for my builds I’d probably blow a fuse :)

I did that for one of my restos - never again! 

 

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8 minutes ago, Problemchild said:

Honestly - I could sort it for you but it’s sooooo hard over messages 

JJ

I know you've been dealing with this for a bit now and I don't want to interfere with your progress, so I'll hold fire with suggestions for now. Let me know if I can step in - trying to follow two peoples' suggestions is probably counter-productive for the OP.

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Dude, my girlfriend has gone nuts!  She say’s I could have bought her a handbag!  

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Chaps,

I’m on 07808 712 965.

 

happy to arrange a Zoom call for later..!

 

J

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19 hours ago, Jay77 said:

Okay, I nearly, got the lights to play along, but now my steering is non-responsive!

This was a labour of love, now it’s heading to the bin.

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This looks to be setup right except the colours for ch1 on the cable are the wrong way round. I’m gonna guess that this light kit has the wires for the servo on ch1glued in the socket the wrong way hence the servo not responding. Black and dark brown are the matching pair on all of my radio gear. I see yellow and black as the pair on the edge of that connector. 
 

What are your thoughts @Problemchild or @TurnipJF?

it'd be easy enough to jus swap the pins in the servo socket and it should work(I’d put a tag the cable to remind me I did it though!!)

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@ad456 agree there must be some connectors back to front 

 

this is why I suggested checking the car works with the servo and ESC directly in the Rx 

then I’d take those out and connect the light kit direct and that set up 

@Jay77 said it did work before 

JJ

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I think 1-2-1 via video is the only way we'll get this sorted unless one of us can go and visit Guildford...

 

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13 minutes ago, ad456 said:

This looks to be setup right except the colours for ch1 on the cable are the wrong way round. I’m gonna guess that this light kit has the wires for the servo on ch1glued in the socket the wrong way hence the servo not responding. Black and dark brown are the matching pair on all of my radio gear. I see yellow and black as the pair on the edge of that connector. 
 

What are your thoughts @Problemchild or @TurnipJF?

it'd be easy enough to jus swap the pins in the servo socket and it should work(I’d put a tag the cable to remind me I did it though!!)

Good call - with QC being somewhat dubious at times, I think going over every connection would be wise. Just because it can only go in one way doesn't mean it has been configured to go in that way correctly at the factory.

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17 minutes ago, Jay77 said:

Chaps,

I’m on 07808 712 965.

 

happy to arrange a Zoom call for later..!

 

J

We don't use Zoom, but I'm happy to give it a go via WhatsApp if you like?

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Thanks, guys.

I’ll set up a WhatsApp call.

Jay

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I'll be available all night - let me know when you want to do it.

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This is the gift that keeps on giving.  Now my receiver isn’t lighting up and the ESC keeps bleeping.

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Going to have a quick fag break and a word with myself.  A WhatsApp call in 5?

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Possibly, but hopefully not. What is currently plugged in where?

 

EDIT: I guess I'll see via WhatsApp soon enough...

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Maybe the ESC?  We’re looking into it. 
 

I just want to take this piece of junk out for a drive...

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I just want to say ‘thank you’ to you all for helping, and for allowing me in. This is a wonderful forum.

Jay

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Earlier in testing, we found the receiver completely unresponsive. This would suggest that either the receiver is malfunctioning, or it is not getting power from the ESC's built-in BEC.

@ad456 pointed out the crossed wires here:

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It appears to show the signal connected to negative and negative connected to signal on Channel 1. Either the receiver or ESC could potentially have suffered damage caused by the swapped connections as shown above.

Unfortunately we didn't have any means of testing which component was at fault, but I have recommended a 4XAA battery holder which will allow us to power the receiver independently of the ESC. This should give us a better idea of where the fault lies.

One way or another, I am confident we'll get this sorted! ^_^

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