Ok so this past saturday was the big day for the ec12. first race.
Started the day out with the victoria. no problems.
finished the day withthe Odom No problems.
The Ec 12 however was a bit of trouble. I spent more time retrieving the boat with the rescue dinghy and swimming than I did sailing it.
The 12 sailed and tested well earlier in the week.
so I figured all should be good.
The boat would loose communication with the tx/rx sometimes @ 20’ form the dock at other times 100 yards… Boat would be sailing along fine, and no control
I swapped out batteries, rx’s batts in the tx, re bound the rx’s nothing changed rx seemed to help.
I I even ran a race with the rx above the deck… thinking I was getting loss of signal…but same thing happened.
Ive been running the dx6i and ar6000 for some time with no major issues except the occasional hiccup.
so my plan is to pull apart my battery connections/plugs in the boat and redo them…thinking that there’s a loose wire (all soldered connections) I have no switches on the boat that could have gone bad. I use the JST style connectors on the batty’s Shoudl I switch to the dean style?
the lipos were fully charged, the RMG was not beeping or signaling low batt shutdown range check worked…so I’m somewhat baffled.
I think tonight I’ll give my daughter my cell and the tx and tell her to start walking down the street while she’s jiggling he rudder while I’ve got my hands in the boat jiggling things to see if I can duplicate the problem…
I have another regatta with the 12 in two weeks, so I’ve got to get it figured out…