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   Old Thread  #19 1 Aug 2020 at 1.06am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks good luck with it
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   Old Thread  #18 31 Jul 2020 at 1.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sorry for the late reply, actually managed to get some fishing in, so didn't get a chance to play with the broken boat again yet, however, I changed all the batteries the morning, Fully charged and checked on a meter before connecting up and no it wont switch on at all!! the lights work, so i don't think it is the switch, but no lights on the speed controller or RF module. Will strip down and put everything back together tonight, and replace the few connectors that didn't get replaced first time. If that doesn't work, it is going to Howes! Thanks for all the help and suggestions, I will post the outcome for future reference.
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   Old Thread  #17 28 Jul 2020 at 10.08am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Did you find out the fault in the end
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   Old Thread  #16 25 Jul 2020 at 5.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Might also be worth checking your charger that you used for the main batteries if you havenít already.
Iíve seen partial failures in charger control circuits that stopped charging at too low a voltage.
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   Old Thread  #15 24 Jul 2020 at 1.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks, that sounds like exactly what is happening. I did charge the batteries but not the handset ones so will do that and will pick up a push switch. Cheers all for the advice, hopefully will come back with some good news!
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   Old Thread  #14 24 Jul 2020 at 1.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Iíve found when my batteries are nearly flat, in the water, it will run for about 3 seconds then stop, leave it a couple of seconds and it does the same. Sometimes it will run properly in reverse under the same circumstances but usually it does the 3 second running thing. Iíd check the batteries are fully charged as well as the handset ones too. I also changed the on/off to a push button.... this caused no end of poor running, ended up changing back to a flush fit switch and all is good now.
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   Old Thread  #13 24 Jul 2020 at 12.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I thought the same thing, but if i add some resistance to the shaft and run it out of the water it still seems to be fine, just when it is in the water! I am going to have another take down and reassemble today and see how it goes...
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   Old Thread  #12 24 Jul 2020 at 11.59am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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will have a look, but batteries are brand new so wouldn't expect them to be the problem. I did also change all the connectors in the boat as some were corroded.
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   Old Thread  #11 24 Jul 2020 at 11.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Its the one from Howes Models (not sure the actual brand).
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   Old Thread  #10 23 Jul 2020 at 9.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Whatís the true RMS of the battery ? Maybe put a voltmeter across to check.If the reading is below 5.4V itíll cause this issue. I actually had the same problem changed the two switches on top to the waterproof illuminated type and itís worked fine ever since. You could also try cable tying the two battery connectors tight together in case a loose connection could be causing it. They are fantastic little boats and Iím sure itíll be a quick fix.
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   Old Thread  #9 23 Jul 2020 at 7.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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if all else fails ring Howes models LINKY POO
Sorry to state the obvious
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   Old Thread  #8 23 Jul 2020 at 6.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It sounds like batteries to me, did you change all batteries, boat and handset?

I'm not an expert though

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   Old Thread  #7 23 Jul 2020 at 1.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Would there be a thermal cutout in the circuit, either stand alone or in the motor windings?
Working in air but not water sounds like the extra current drawn is causing something to trip or overload.
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   Old Thread  #6 23 Jul 2020 at 1.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've just reread your post you say you've replaced the speed controller, some types you have to programe in, I know I've fitted the m - tronic one's before and if you don't they run flat out then stop what make is the speed controller
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   Old Thread  #5 23 Jul 2020 at 12.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers, I will try that today.
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