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08-15-2010 04:50 AM  8 years agoPost 1
altima1779

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I was out today practicing some class II fai. I went up to do a 540 stall turn and lost all control. The heli went inverted with a high pro rate, I hit throttle hold but nothing happened at first. A few seconds later throttle hold engaged and I flipped the heli over and landed soft and level in the beans.

Upon inspection my receiver was blinking(a r7100) I also noticed the gyro(520) was blinking red and I had no tail control. I checked my connections and it turns out the solder job from the factory was what I would say is a cold solder. The wire just pulled out of the bullet inside the ec3' no frayed wires.

I guess long story short is it may be worth while checking factory solder work.

The regulator was a jr 10amp

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08-15-2010 05:04 AM  8 years agoPost 2
jschenck

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fyi, that url is mis-formed and is send us to some type of site that appears to be a scam.

here is the correct URL for that regulator

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Product...rodID=JRPVR6010

one of those at our field had the wires break off right at the fan motor. seems like a nice regulator but sure wouldn't trust the EC3 after reading this.

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08-15-2010 05:07 AM  8 years agoPost 3
altima1779

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Thanks, still figuring out this iPad. Guess the link did not come up right, it has been removed.

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08-15-2010 05:13 AM  8 years agoPost 4
WreckRman2

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class 2? what's george gonna say when you beat up on him? lol

glad you saved the heli... I never liked those connectors. I always go back to the trusted ultra deans.

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08-15-2010 05:20 AM  8 years agoPost 5
altima1779

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Lol!!

I like the ec3 for light duty, just a bullet inside a plastic case. It was for sure a bad solder job. It doesn't look like they tined the wire, not a single wire strand stayed in place.

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