Program tips > Using Failsafe on M-LINK receivers
Here's a quick summary of how failsafe works on Multiplex M-LINK receivers.
Out of the box
Failsafe on M-LINK receivers is initially inactive. In the event of a signal loss, the servos are held in their last commanded positions ('HOLD') mode.
Storing the failsafe positions
Setting the failsafe is really easy. Here's how:
- Switch on the transmitter
- Move the sticks to the required position,
- press the Set button on the receiver
- activate the Set Failsafe menu on the tx. The tx sends the failsafe positions to the rx, the effect is the same as using the Set button method. The transmitter itself does not store the failsafe settings.
Failsafe remains active until a new configuration is set, or until a factory Reset is performed.
Operation with failsafe
Once failsafe is set, the following will occur in the event of signal loss from the tx:
- First 0.75 secs: servos are held in last commanded position ('hold' mode).
- After 0.75 secs: servos are driven to the failsafe positions.
- After 16 secs: receiver ceases to actively maintain the servo positions (servos go 'soft').
Normal operation is resumed once the signal is restored.
When moving an M-LINK receiver from one model to another, don't forget to re-configure the failsafe settings for the new model. Alternatively perform a "factory reset" on the Rx to place it back in the default Hold mode.
For electric models, the very first task should always be to configure the throttle failsafe to idle. Do remember to do this before arming the motor!