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Old 03-20-2012, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Solution to Genius CP "Power wires comming loose on PCB " Problem?

Saw a suggestion about putting a micro deans directly onto the pcb of the Genius. It fits great, right into the preexisting holes in the board and with the proper wiring and use of just a little shrink tube or liquid tape, taking into play the fit with the canopy on and this should work. Great suggestion!





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Old 03-20-2012, 11:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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May be this wasn't such a good suggestion after all as the board could get ruined in as crash from the strain. Sorry for suggesting it.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I use micro deans on my batteries and to be honest lately I have been thinking about switching to eflite (mini jst) connectors. This will reduce the AUW by at least 1 gram. Micro deans are just too heavy IMO, at least for helis in this size class. Every gram counts!

For your wiring issue just put some hot glue on the wires where they meet the board, problem solved. I've had loads of crashes where the battery goes flying and the wires didn't budge.
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If you are done with that rx I will pay you shipping to send it to me and also include something to help you get a new one. I have access to the kind of tools necessary to make this work for me, and I need some Devo compatible receivers to fix up a couple of junk spares I bought last week.
PM me if you are interested in selling the old one.

Sorry to see you had a problem trying to limit the wires.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Do you have pictures of the burnt one?
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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intheway, these are pictures of the burnt out board, i just removed the micro deans and will shoot a pic to you asap had to work sorry it will take so long.
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My bad.
Didn't realize that was the one you meant. It looks fixable as is to me so maybe it would be best if you leave the mini-Deans on there since unless you have the correct tools you could damage it further. I'll take it as is. Thanks for the posts.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have seen a similar mod using another of the "two pin servo plugs" that are on the board instead of a Deans plug. It's smaller than the Deans so maybe it might work better
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I know the kind of plugs you mean, they are the same as are on the 240mAh Hyperion batteries.

Those make good fusible links.

The best plan seems to be to solder directly to the board and keep the wires and soldered connections from stressing by sealing the area where the wires attach to the board using hot glue or the like to add some strain relief.
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