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Turnigy TrackStar Epic Fail Safe for Car & Boat

Turnigy TrackStar Epic Fail Safe for Car & Boat

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%


PRODUCT ID: 9206000005


Weight: 17g Quantity: 
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Price$4.69


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Total of 23 discussions.
MICHEL  2 points - 3/6/2014
 
Peut on l utiliser avec turnigy 9x et le naza lite pour le mode failsafe en plus des 3 autres failsafe programer
Maria Paula  8 points - 9/29/2013
 
I have the same problem. I don't understand what happend. Somebody can help us? Thanks
Daniel  22 points - 9/13/2013
 
I received today the Epic fail safe, but until now it is being a EPIC FAIL :( I'am trying to use this fail safe with a CRIOS AIO board. After note that the S, ,- wires are wrong and switched to the correct order, the Led green and red stay blinking, two led's in same time. When i turn off my TX, the green led turn off and seems that the fail safe is activated (all ok until now), but with transmitter on and the green and red led's blinking in the same time, the throttle signal that arrives to my CRIUS AIO is constantly glitching, between the TX actual signal and the Fail safe signal (920pwm, I thing). I'm doing some mistake here? Why the 2 led's still always flashing ?
Jean-Philippe  38 points - 8/7/2013
 
Hi, I am currently using the stock 9x with my Naza FC. The stock rx that came with the 9x dosen't support failsafe. So instead of buying the frSky TX module and Rx, do you think I can use this little unit? If I use it on the flight control channel of the Naza, do you think I can use it to trigger the failsafe algorith when the radio signal is lost?
 Jean-Philippe 38 points
Ok I received the EPIC Fail safe unit from Hobbyking. And I can report that it works! I have the U channel of the NAZA (flight mode) plugged to channel 6 on the Turnigy receiver. So I just unplugged the servo from the receiver, plugged it in the failsafe unit, and plugged the fail safe unit to the Naza U channel. I programmed my 3 way switch in order to trigger failsafe as the down position. Now, to set the failsafe unit, I put the switch in the fail safe position, and I press the SET button on the failsafe unit. 3 flashes tells me that the setting have been saved. Now, the failsafe unit detect the lost of connection (out of range or powr off) and send this impulse to the naza. I can now put back the settings of my 3 way switch to gps - atti manual since the setting of the unit is done. So for 4$ you can get the failsafe to the stock Turnigy 9X system.
 victorlee 181 points
Thanks Jean ! 3 way switch assigned to failsafe ? You mean we can activate or deactivate failsafe ?
 RattleSnake 501 points
Yes you can! I activate failsafe if I lose orientation, it flys itsself back to me and lands.
 victorlee 181 points
No la, what is when suddenly lose signal or out of range ? Will it fly back automatically without flipping the switch ?
 Jean-Philippe 38 points
Yes, ThatMs what the fail safe algorithm do. If you set your failsafe unit correctly, it will trigger that in case of signal loss.
 victorlee 181 points
thanks Jean.
 chly3001 303 points
what about the throttle signal? when it loses signal, will the throttle signal drop to 0?
 Jean-Philippe 38 points
If the fail safe unit is plugged in the throttle channel, you can program it to do exactly that. If you use it with a FC like me, and you plug it in the flight mode channel, then no, the throttle signal will stay at the last value received before loosing signal. But for failsafe with a Flight controller like the Naza, it is not needed. But if you absolutly want the throttle signal to drop to 0 in that specific application, you can use 2 failsafe unit, one in the throttle channel, one in the fligth mode channel.
Matt  1 points - 7/12/2013
 
How do you set this up?
 Freno 10 points
You insert the throttle servo into the failsafe and then the failsafe into Channel 2 on your receiver. After that turn everything on, hold full brake while you are holding down the SET button
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Super small and nice device. I had to set the fail safe position, the default was fully open throttle LOL (I may use a reversed channel).

I have not lost signal yet but in my tests the device worked reliably.


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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.


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bon produit efficace sur mon nitre


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idealne do zabezpieczenia nitro, petrol


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It's as small devise the prize is very low ,it's can save a ezpensive car from damage work with electric and fuel motors. evryone who wand to by a r/c car/boat must to buy this devise


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