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Old Yesterday, 09:49 PM
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EXTREMELY low range on HABU S 180

I took my Habu 180 s out tonight. I took off and once the jet was about 80 feet away, the motor shut off. Luckily it came back on for about 5 seconds and I was able to bring it in for a landing. Unfortunately, although the landing was smooth, the front wheel decided to make a quick turn to the left and caused the plane to cartwheel.

I decide to do a range check and I can't get more than 15 feet away from the plane without it losing connection. Are there any known issues with this plane? Could it be an issue with my brand new dx6i? Is there anything I can check? Thanks!
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Old Yesterday, 09:54 PM
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Open up the radio and check to see if the antenna is plugged in properly.

You can also contact Horizon's customer support.
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Old Today, 07:40 AM
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Open her up. My old UMX MiG 15 did that at one point, and the antenna had broken off! I replaced it with the antenna from and old Scout CX brick. It worked fine!
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Old Today, 04:24 PM
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If you're comfortable opening it up, open it up and check the antenna placement. Antenna should be above and away from the receiver PCB. One of the first prototype samples had the antenna routed against the receiver PCB, and it had range issues. Once I moved it, no issues. We made sure the factory fixed that for production and put it in all of our quality inspection stuff at the factory to make sure it didn't happen, and haven't seen any issues since, but just something to double check.

If you're not comfortable opening it, just give HH product support a call and they will help figure it out for you.

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