Archive for the 'Frustration' Category

01
Sep
15

Tom Petty was Right

The waiting really is the hardest part.

 

My radio has been trying to leave Grove City, since Saturday morning. No kidding. The tracking shows it leaving the “FedEx location” in Grove City at a quarter after four in the morning. The next update isn’t until nearly a quarter till three on Monday.

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26
Aug
15

Old Hotness, New Busted Junk

Oh, where do I begin? So, at Christmas I received an RC4WD 4 channel radio, for use with the truck-cat. I was immediately unimpressed with the build quality. The hand grip area would creak in my hand, if I squeezed it a little. Alright, whatever. This particular radio is meant to be a budget option. It’s a four channel pistol grip radio for less than a hundred dollars. It meets the budget, and both auxiliary channels are three position. Good for running winches and multi-circuit light controllers. Everything seems to work, it does what I want it to, so I installed it, and didn’t look back. I was always careful with how I handled the unit. I managed to make it through the age of AM radios, without ever breaking one of their fragile telescoping antennas. I didn’t want to break this new radio.

 

Skip to a few months later; The steering is going nuts in a left turn. Hey, I’m not a fan of stock car racing either, but…. Plug in a spare servo, and get the same result. Problem is the radio. I went so far as to pull the potentiometer that controls steeringĀ  apart, just to make work right again. I actually had it working okay. For a month or two.

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