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squishy
It all comes down to spektrum being unreliable and sensitive to outside noise. It could be noisy servos or just a noisy environment. Even an old baby monitor can shoot down a spektrum...I don't rely on the stuff anymore unless I am just messing around with small foamies...
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hm that is why i dont want spectrum remotes or receivers...... thnx squishy now i figured out how to make my freinds plane explode come crashing to the ground
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hahahah i was RIGHT IT WAS A RECEIVER PROBLEM!!!!


You're only right when it's 100% proven to be the RX. I don't rule out either until the necessary testing has been done to determine the root. The RX's are known to do this behavior but that doesn't rule out a TX issue either.

Time will tell on this one.
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rcfoamfly
Hi All. Sent my DX6i back to the importer. Problem was a loose solder in the transmitter where the batteries connected. The problem was a sudden loss of power then the power coming back on. Being Spectrum the fail safe was not set up properly and when the power failed the fail safe made the planes ailerons go into a full banking turn thus the plane falling out of the sky then 2 seconds later the power in the tx would come back on but too late ( thus the control surfaces appearing normal when i inspected the wreckage). If you have a Spectrum DX6i i would keep an eye out for this faulty solder joint.
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Hi All. Sent my DX6i back to the importer. Problem was a loose solder in the transmitter where the batteries connected. The problem was a sudden loss of power then the power coming back on. Being Spectrum the fail safe was not set up properly and when the power failed the fail safe made the planes ailerons go into a full banking turn thus the plane falling out of the sky then 2 seconds later the power in the tx would come back on but too late ( thus the control surfaces appearing normal when i inspected the wreckage). If you have a Spectrum DX6i i would keep an eye out for this faulty solder joint.

Last summer I also lost 1 1/2 planes - almost exact story as yours.
First one was a new 60 size AT-6 w/ nitro engine. After 5 -6 minutes started getting crazy wing movement. At first it was subtle - then I thought it was just that that model was overly sensitive to crosswind. So I brought her in and tore a wing tip off fighting the erratic aileron control that was getting worse.
Parked that plane while I waited for a new wing.
Took up my FlyBaby - another nitro powered 60 size. After 5 minutes statred getting weird aileron control so I nursed it in - broke a prop.
All the guys at the field all had ideas. Tried different rx, new batteries, changed servos, repositioned antennas.
Lucky thing my Flybaby is a tank and I can land it even if it is acting up. So we tested each of our changes - but same thing after 5-6 minutes.
Finally I got this crazy idea to "fly the plane on the ground". I staked it down and fired it up and had my buddies watch as I simulated a flight while on the ground. Throttle up..taxi ...ease back on elevator...bank.. and so on. After 5 minutes we noticed the aileron started fluttering on its own. It got steadily worse as time went on.
Next test was to get my buddy to use his Tx and bind it to my model. It flew perfectly.
It was my transmitter all along!
A while later I was telling another member this story and he informed me that he thought there was a recall for issues with my Tx. Wish I got that memo sooner!
Thinking of sending the old Tx in for service some day soon.
It was a Futaba T6EX and I was using Futaba Rx with it.
I replaced it with a Futaba T7C and it works fine.

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