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Taiyo Jet Fighter does nothing when put into reverse gear

Hi all,

not CoViD but being a father and an uncle have put me and my brother's attention back to the one and only RC cars we ever had: The Jet fighter/Jet Eagle. One of the two cars survived, the other one has now been substituted thanks to ebay. So far everything played well except the reverse gear slowly began to fade: From driving only very slowly to now just a hum or hiss coming from the motor side (telling me at least that it's not a faulty remote control)

Does anybody have a clue if that's repairable?

Kind regards,


Hey Heiko - it sounds to me like a gear could be slipping in the gearbox... almost anything is repairable if you are willing to try. Perhaps the easiest fix for this would be to buy another Jet Fighter and use it for parts. Either way, I think you will need to pull the car apart significantly to see what's happening with the gears when the motor runs.

Thanks for your reply,

I will give it a try and reply with my success (or failure ;- )