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FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your FC model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it.......List your FC Parts here too.

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Thomas, we're an hour south of Santa Fe. If you need help, let me know.
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I worked with Tom on this issue while in Q. It took a while to track down the issue, but it turned out to be the big relay in the middle driver's side load center - the compartment with the "electronic master" switch. The big relay that is operated by the silver kill switch by the driver knee was not making good contact and thus now powered half the fuse panel in that compartment. Those fuses handle the wiper control, radio, musical horn, etc.

We sanded the points, but is still was not making good contact. I think the batteries were a bit low too - around 12.0V. It looks like a common relay that could easily be replaced.
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forgive me for sounding ignorant, but I thought my wipers were air driven? They make an air whooshing sound when operating, like an Army Humvee.
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They are electric with one wiper motor on each side. I have only seen air operated wipers on old Freightliners and some old city buses. They were terrible. Some old buses even had air assisted power steering.
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forgive me for sounding ignorant, but I thought my wipers were air driven? They make an air whooshing sound when operating, like an Army Humvee.
That whoooshing is the money getting sucked from your wallet when you drive your Bird, just sounds louder when it’s raining.
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That whoooshing is the money getting sucked from your wallet when you drive your Bird, just sounds louder when it’s raining.
Now thats funny!!
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Or not funny ;(
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That whoooshing is the money getting sucked from your wallet when you drive your Bird, just sounds louder when it’s raining.

For the win!
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That whoooshing is the money getting sucked from your wallet when you drive your Bird, just sounds louder when it’s raining.
It’s raining today, so I verified:

A. Yes they are electric
B. They work as intended

I also updated my pre-flight checklist to include “Remove Pool Noodles”. That may not stop the money issue, but may fix the whooshing.
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What function do the noodles serve?
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