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Benedini Problem

Post by Heer Hund » Tue May 26, 2009 3:50 pm

Hi All

Had a problem with my sound while at Beaulieu this weekend. If anyone has come across this problem before, and know how to fix it, I'd be really grateful.

When I switched the sound on, I got the single click to indicate control mode, but no sounds. Transmitter and receiver are working correctly. (checked the encoder using a servo)

Carried out the readjustment as per the instructions (hold program button on switch on) All the right leds and clicks, but no sounds. Even tried setting to toggle switch mode, so the sounds would all play automatically, but still no sound.

Finally, reset to encoder mode and tried to reallocate the sounds. When I switched the unit on and held the program button, it would not go into programming mode. The led doesn't flash and no sounds?

Any help would be appreciated

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Re: Benedini Problem

Post by Merlin Barnes » Tue May 26, 2009 6:48 pm

A quick e-mail to Thomas would seem to be the order of the day Mick. :sad-darkcloud:

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Re: Benedini Problem

Post by Heer Hund » Tue May 26, 2009 7:20 pm

Just keeping all my options open Mel. Thought someone may have had this problem before. Thomas actually replied within 30 minutes of me emailing him, how's that for customer service.

Great do at Beaulie Mel, almost 100% perfection with the weather. Nice venue with some very nice people.

Keep you posted on the outcome.

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Re: Benedini Problem

Post by Chieftain 900 » Tue May 26, 2009 9:25 pm

So what was the problem or is it still there? :cry:
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Re: Benedini Problem

Post by Heer Hund » Wed May 27, 2009 12:18 pm

Hi Bob

I'm afraid the problem is still there. Thomas said that if the LED doesn't flash when going into program mode, it means the sound board has lost 1 or more of the signals from the receiver. Having checked the transmitter and receiver with a sevro, and all the wiring with a meter, so far I have not found the fault. I'm just waiting for a reply from Thomas as what to try next.

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Re: Benedini Problem

Post by Colonel_Kramer » Wed May 27, 2009 12:56 pm

Mick,

I have a TBS5 which does exactly the same thing. Thomas gave me the same answer but as I had a spare at the time I popped the spare in and haven't been back to it. It was working fine, it was just that when I went to reporgram to go from digital to rx contol it didn't work. If you get an answer, I'll be interested.

As an aside, I also had a problem with switching on the gun leds. A quick mail to Thomas revelled that if you program the control buttons and then program the leds on, you have to go back and teach the buttons which is which again. So the moral of that story is do all the configuration before doing the rx control buttons.
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Re: Benedini Problem

Post by Heer Hund » Thu May 28, 2009 7:02 pm

Quick Update

Thomas insists that the only thing that can prevent the soundunit from entering program mode is the loss of a servo signal. As I have checked as far as possible that the tank wiring is okay, Thomas has asked for the board back, so he can check it out.

I'll keep you posted on the results. Meanwhile, it looks like I'll be bringing a silent running tank to the BBQ. :x

Mick
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Re: Benedini Problem

Post by Humpy » Thu May 28, 2009 9:20 pm

Mick,

I might just have a spare TBS5.....

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PS Mind you, it might sound like a Panther :?
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Re: Benedini Problem

Post by Heer Hund » Thu May 28, 2009 9:39 pm

Hi Humpy

I would be great to borrow it, just to prove the rest of the system is okay. If you no longer need it, we may be able to come to some finacial arrangement?

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Re: Benedini Problem

Post by Humpy » Thu May 28, 2009 10:04 pm

If you no longer need it, we may be able to come to some finacial arrangement?
Hmm, I don't know about that!!! I might have a spare Tiger TBS5, if I have you can have that but the Panther ones are for the big Panthers, if they ever turn up :(

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Re: Benedini Problem

Post by Merlin Barnes » Thu May 28, 2009 10:07 pm

A Tiger 1 that sounds like a Panther---you're treading on dangerous ground there, Mick---that Swede will be after your blood. :angry-nono:

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Re: Benedini Problem

Post by KWK088 » Fri May 29, 2009 7:55 am

Yes, beware of that Swede! ;)

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Re: Benedini Problem

Post by reddog one » Fri May 29, 2009 8:27 am

I have been running the Benedini panther sound card in my tiger for the past year, because I much prefer it to his tigers version. :oops:
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Re: Benedini Problem

Post by Colonel_Kramer » Fri May 29, 2009 11:05 am

Mick,

The one I have that has the same problem has had Humpy, Howard and myself try to reprogram. Fortunately I have a second one. Swapped it over, reporgrammed it and bingo. I haven't bothered to try it again but given that the 2nd one works fine, after a wee hiccup wih the led flash, I would suggest that the problem is the board and not the wiring to the rx. But if you are sending it back to Thomas, I'm sure all will become clear in the fullness of time.
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Re: Benedini Problem

Post by Heer Hund » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:28 pm

Just had an email from Thomas stating that the input stage of my sound unit had been damaged. As I have just fitted a BEC in place of my receiver battery, it looks like isn't regulating properly. Thomas has repaired the board, and is shipping it tommorow, so I should have it up and running for Duxford. :P

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