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Has power, clicks when engaged but prop doesn't move

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I just ahd this problem too. IT ended up that one of the leads had come off the motor inside the housing. In my case it was the black lead going to the brush. Take the top part off you control head, and apply 12v directly to the motor leads that extend down the tube. If the motor doesn't turn, then the problem is in the motor itself.

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SOURCE: prop will not engage just beeps

I had same problem- Just press the + sign on the remote to move off of zero setting.
Remote most times resets to zero when power shut off unit. I found in manual on remote & hi lighted for futrure reference- Easy to miss -or not do

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