The TrackStar Epic Fail Safe detects low RX voltage, loss of radio signal or interference and automatically applies the brake servo to prevent a runaway model. It can also work with other model types by shutting down the throttle servo.
Use this handy device to prevent having your own costly "Epic Fail" when running your model!
Specs: Weight: 5.5g Dimensions: 40mm x 21mm x 8.5mm Working Voltage: 4.8~6V Loading Current: 7mA @ 4.8V Precision Scope: <0.3%
Hi I have this plugged into Ch5 of a flysky fs-r6b receiver. The output then goes to port U of a naza lite flight controller on quadcopter. Connections seem ok because channel 5 on the tx is able to switch flight modes on the Naza assistant software. Problem is, the trackstar is not responding when I press its little button to save the failsafe value. I followed the instructions in the PDF in hobbykings file section. Also notice that both LEDs are lit on the trackstar, all the time. They look a lot dimmer than the LEDs in the video of the product. Please advise if I have a faulty one or what is being done wrong. Thanks
I don't get it, I have no problem setting up this device on my RC car for steering, but if I try the Throttle channel it does not work. The ESC does not start like he has no connection to the receiver... anybody had this issue?
Today I was installing it on a quad with naza m light... Didn't worked until we tried to reverse the plug. Worked immediately. Colors are not respected, in my case black is signal and white is negative ! To assemble it, remove the U (GPS/atitude/failsafe) plug from rx and connect it tho failsafe - S and the wire to the rx reverse it, black is signal and white is negative. Done. Worked.
A must have device for all the nitro powered things around. If your servo runs out of power it will center so the motor will receive half throttle. Not a good thing! This will protect from this situation. Should be used in combination with a proper failsafe setting on the receiver. This only works when the power of the receiver runs out. Not for out of range.