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Old Jun 15, 2014, 08:02 PM
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Need help with Taft viperjet!

I just bought a Taft Viperjet. I cannot get the motor to spool up to top RPM...I've tried 3. Different 6 cell batteries, and always the same. Jet barely gets off the ground, and flies at best, just above stall... I 'm using a Futaba 10 c radio.....how do I fix this problem? Please email me at kmay21@ aol.com
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Old Jun 15, 2014, 09:13 PM
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Do you have a watt meter?
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Old Jun 15, 2014, 09:23 PM
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I wonder if the ESC needs throttle calibration?
Try having full throttle selected when plugging in battery. Then select idle once the ESC beeps the first set of beeps.

Also check that the throttle channel has 100% travel in both directions.
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Old Jun 15, 2014, 10:14 PM
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Taft viperjet

I'll try that. I don't know much about electrics....don't have a watt meter...
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Old Jun 16, 2014, 04:43 AM
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I wonder if the ESC needs throttle calibration?
Try having full throttle selected when plugging in battery. Then select idle once the ESC beeps the first set of beeps.

Also check that the throttle channel has 100% travel in both directions.
yep, you need to do the throttle calibration...then it SHOULD be ok!!
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