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Old 03-03-2013, 09:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default It's dead !

Flew several packs today, took a break and went back to do it again. Only the second time the heli died midflight. Long story short, when I insert a fresh battery it powers up then looses all power. It seems that it might be that the solder joints at the battery connector are loose. However, moving the wires around doesn't always fix the issue. I'm hoping it's not the board as it was flying just fine a few minutes prior to this starting. Anyway, since I'm new to the hobby I don't have a soldering iron yet to even try to fix the connector if it's the problem.


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Sometimes you just gotta jump right in. I took the heatshrink off the wires and guess what ? The ground wire was broken just above where it had been tinned. Looks like an easy fix even I can do ! Gonna buy a soldering station tommorow at Radio Shack and have at it ....
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bad plug?
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if you plan to be in this hobby for a long time, soldering skill is a must learned skill. You don't have to be an expert but at least know how to solder things like battery leads to connectors and such.

I had no soldering skills when I first started but now can solder the little resistor point on the board for brushless conversion. It becomes easier and easier the more you do it.
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