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Taazz
2006.02.11, 05:12 PM
I love my new Iwaver Ford GTs when they are running. I actually had one running competitively with an MR02 and an AWD Z today. Problem is the stock board crapped out again.

I have now had 3 cars and the stock boards crapped out in all three. I have had 3 stock replacement boards and all three of them crapped out. The problem is that I end up with no range. They all eventually end up with range of less than 3 feet if that.

Is it just me? Is anyone else having these kinds of problems with the stock Iwaver boards? I can run my Mini Zs race after race, week after week and have no problems. I look at the Iwaver wrong and it craps out.

I love the radios that come with the cars. I love the bodies. The cars handle and drive great when they are running.

Should I buy the older Iwaver boards that that are available from some of the overseas sites? It would be worth the $20 to get the car running consistantly. Maybe I could get Hobby Services to send me some of the old boards.

Help!!!!!!!

Shaun
2006.02.11, 06:09 PM
I have had 4 IW-02 cars. All but 1 stopped working. The one that works, works great no problems at all. I just sold it to a friend. The IWaver PCB boards seem so suffer from the same bad QC as the rest of the car. They are really hit or miss in the quality department.

You might want to look for a Kyosho MR-01 or MR-02 PCB. I took an old MR-01 PCB(2002) and put it in an Iwaver IW-02. Works great!

reggiethedorf
2006.02.11, 06:53 PM
i would just get a miniZ. the extra money is worth the high blood pressure protection. keep what you like about the iwaver, the radio, the bodies. but replace the board.

Taazz
2006.02.11, 07:03 PM
i would just get a miniZ. the extra money is worth the high blood pressure protection. keep what you like about the iwaver, the radio, the bodies. but replace the board.

I already have Mini Zs. To be quite honest, they get boring. I like something different once in a while to tinker with. I have gotten quite a bit of satisfaction in getting the Iwaver to be competitive. It would just be nice if they would keep running long enough to enjoy them after I get them running well.

Draconious
2006.02.11, 07:09 PM
if you want different then buy an epoch... see shop.tinyrc.com

SuperFly
2006.02.11, 07:30 PM
I already have Mini Zs. To be quite honest, they get boring. I like something different once in a while to tinker with. I have gotten quite a bit of satisfaction in getting the Iwaver to be competitive. It would just be nice if they would keep running long enough to enjoy them after I get them running well.

Check this out:

http://www.geocities.jp/wild_zracing/124racing/tagu124racing.html

EnTg888
2006.02.12, 12:36 AM
For those of you who lost their boards... Was this with the stock motor or an upgrade/ were there any upgrade parts? I noticed the antenna is humiliatingly close to one of the battery contacts that because of poor construction sticks out. Possibly some part pushed the antenna over a bit?

Taazz
2006.02.12, 07:22 AM
The most recent one that failed had been run for 3 days of racing prior to it failing. I had run it with an Istock, Kyosho stock and I was running a RS stage 2, which I had run for several races, when it failed. I had another one, brand new replacement board, that ran one 5 minute race and failed during the next. This one was running a stock kit motor and never had any other motor put in the car.

I am beginning to think that it is not the motors, but rather shotty parts and construction.

machine
2006.02.12, 10:49 AM
Are these Iwavers the ones with the micro servo?

Taazz
2006.02.12, 03:17 PM
Are these Iwavers the ones with the micro servo?
Yup. The newest versions.

EnTg888
2006.02.12, 03:43 PM
Not micro servos. POT's in a box :D cheapos...