Whether you are an enthusiast in RC cars, helicopters or
boats, having a fail-safe device installed into your vehicle is a must.
term hints, the fail-safe will ensure the safety of your model and saves you a
lot of hassle going after it once you lost control.
The fail-safe device is inserted between the RC receiver and
a servo, typically the servo that controls the brakes and carburetor.
How does the
Once the fail-safe is installed, it will set the servo in a
pre-set position in case the receiver gets signal interference.
This will help prevent your nitro-powered RC car from going
out of control in case the receiver get interference, like when someone is
using the same frequency you’re using.
Or, when the transmitter batteries become weak in power, the
device will activate and it will set the servo into a pre-set position.
recommended pre-set position?
In nitro RC cars, it would be best to pre-set the servo to a
Is the fail-safe
device 100% fool proof?
The answer is no. The fail-safe unit will not work if the receiver
batteries are weak, and it won’t set the servo in the pre-set position. That is
why you have to make sure to check the batteries first before running your RC vehicle.
Does my new RC model
come with a fail-safe device?
If you buy a high-end or hobby-grade RC model, its radio
control systems usually come with a fail-safe device that is integrated into
Most entry-level radio controlled models don’t have a
fail-safe unit. But the good thing is that the fail-safe devices are now
affordable. I would highly recommend that you get one for your vehicle.
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