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06-18-2009 07:46 PM  11 years ago
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Matthew3

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solid g tech question
Wires got ripped from sensor. sent to youngblood ,repair declined.
youngblood says solid state gyro no way possable if so danger.
O.k. no big deal, looks like 1-2 inch of wire wraped up inside gyro never got separated from board, easy fix right, connect 3 wires power up,working as should.
danger or no?
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06-18-2009 08:06 PM  11 years ago
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I dont know but given what CY says about this before doing a repair you've go to ask yourself "do I feel lucky" If you are confident of getting the model back on the ground safely with the gyro not working then give it a try, but then again hpow much is your heli worth
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06-18-2009 08:27 PM  11 years ago
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If the only thing you had to do was reconnect a lead, then I think the risk here is as close to zero as you can get.

I honestly don't know why so many folks are afraid of mind-numbingly simple, safe, easy repairs . . . . Myself, I trust a new from the box item much less than I do a known good item that I have had to work on.

And yes, there is a time and place to declare an item "unrepairable" but a broken wire is almost *NEVER* one of them . . . .

- Tim
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06-18-2009 08:40 PM  11 years ago
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Actualy I agree and my post was slightly tongue in cheek.
It seemed to me though if with the unit in hand it was a simple case of solder some wires together and the person feels confident to do this they would have just done so.
I also agree a known piece of equipment may be preferable to an unknown one in some cases but once it has been subjected to impact and other damage it then ceases to be a known and becomes an unknown for me.
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06-18-2009 09:07 PM  11 years ago
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Its an N9 with a sr91 so maybe a couple grand.
The wires were still connected to the circuit board.
no apparent damage to case (from being struck).
appears to be gorilla snot(yellow glue) all over the board.
probably to protect from nitro fuel.
the 1-2 inch of wire left on the board, I just skin the insulation back to reveal good wire. same for lead end.
communications with g-view good.
is their a test other than just go fly to perform on the bench.
initilization of gyro happens as it did before incodent.
personally I dont think the guy at yb has ever been inside one from talking to him. if you have had one open then you would know that their is extra wire wrapped inside the case. without knowing that you could say it would be tricky and dangerous going strait to the board with the solder gun. which i did not.
any test ideas would be greatly appreciated
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06-18-2009 09:10 PM  11 years ago
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That is probably a very good point. Since so little of the R/C stuff being sold in the US is actually built here, I wonder what skillset the CYG folks have with regard to repairs to equipment, other than just replace major parts (IE, gyro, amp, etc.).

This may be a lack of service skills issue more than anything to do with concern over reliability, although it looks like they may have disguised it as that . . . .

- Tim
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06-18-2009 09:18 PM  11 years ago
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why don't you PM buzzinbrian and find out what the deal was? i assure you him and CY both know these inside and out down to the circuit level.

if they denied repair for a pulled wire there is more to it.
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06-18-2009 09:25 PM  11 years ago
tadawson

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Knowing the circuit design and having a competent bench tech to do repairs are two different things.

I am and EE, and most of the folks I graduated with would not have recognized their own paper designs if they were build and handed to them. Brilliant on paper, but complete idiots on the bench, and let's face it, for a small company like CYE, it may not make sense to keep a competent repair tech on salary - I would like to think they don't have that many defect, so it might just be simpler to replace than repair.

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06-18-2009 09:34 PM  11 years ago
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labled inside of gyro is
as follows:
silicon gyro made in japan.
couple other circ #s c1 c3 exc..
looks like the inside of any other gyro.
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06-18-2009 09:37 PM  11 years ago
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They denied repair due to the wire was out of the sensor,
nothing else. they said they will not do that and would not recomend
me to do it. my 50% crash replacment time was out by 3 months.
Im not trying to burn up cy at all, I just want my gyro to work.
I dont think they fix em , they replace them.
Im going to test it on the bench for a while.
then go fly the snot out of it, I have had success autoing a busted
tail before.
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06-19-2009 07:46 AM  11 years ago
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if the wires are still attached to your board in the gyro then just solder the wires back together i did this after a bad crash and the wire was cut about an inch away from the sensor and its been fine all last season and this.I know I used lock tight why did my head explode
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