There seems to be some worry about receiver resetting if the voltage goes low or “browns” out.
There’s lots of discussion on this due to some problems with some early 2.4GHz systems from our competitors… It seems they’ve addressed it and the problem is long-gone on any new systems.
Anyway, the big question is: How does Airtronics RDS8000 operate?
1. The receiver is actually made to work down to under 2 volts. At 2 volts the servos do not work. So, LONG BEFORE the receiver computer would give out and have to “reset” in a “brown-out” situation, the servos will cease to work and you would probably crash anyway. I know that’s harsh, but regardless of system, brand, band, etc. if electronics run out of voltage completely they stop working.
2. If for some reason the radio turned off and back on in the air or did brown out (maybe due to a bad servo or wiring?) the receiver resets in less than half a second typically. It’s quick enough that it’s hardly felt.
I saw a video of somebody showing one of our competition’s receiver resetting when he turned the receiver battery off and back on. He said that this was quick and faster or as fast as anything on the market.
Our resets just as fast as what this guy showed in his video. So, I’m inclined to think ours resets about as fast as anything else.
Bottom Line: Low voltage should not be a problem, reset time is at or above the industry standard, our receiver works down to a rediculously low voltage anyway, and in all of our testing thus far, we can’t get the receiver to fail and reset unless we turn the power off completely.
Suggestion: Make sure your receiver and transmitter battery packs are in good shape and you will not have a problem from low-voltage.