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05-10-2013 03:05 AM  6 years ago
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BladeStrikes

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Power issue fixed..
With in 10 flights I had a in flight power loss twice,no control and watched it hit the ground..Ended up being the battery connector..I could wiggle the connector and everything would reset so put a deans connector on..The connectors on the battery were the servo plug type...
When it happend the first time I went through everything and couldn't find the issue,even wiggled the wires..Knowing something wasn't right,I kept it up kinda high and couldn't fly like I wanted knowing it could happen again because I couldn't find the problem..Sure enough on the 3rd flight after rebuilding it,falls to the ground with no control..Started the rebuild and took a break so I can look over everything again..This time when I wiggled the wire,everything reset 3-4 times in a row..
Sooooo happy I found it but it really sucks having to replace main blades twice along with other parts because of something like this..I can fly now knowing its not about to drop out of the sky and feel 100% better flying close to the deck ..

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05-10-2013 05:32 AM  6 years ago
Sam2b

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Hi. Maybe a weak solder joint. I've experienced poor solder connections and suffered the consequences. Soldering a quality connection is a skill, but having the right equipment is the first step._Sam B_
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05-10-2013 06:56 AM  6 years ago
BladeStrikes

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Sam,
The issue was with the stock connector on the RX pack..The connector is the same as the ones on the end of servos..
I was worried about messing up my FBL unit by unplugging and plugging in the RX pack so put a 2in extension in the FBL unit..That way I just plugged the pack right into the extension and didn't have to worry about screwing up my FBL..
Well after plugging it in a few times,the contact worn out and didn't know it---->lost power twice in flight ..Started messing with the wires during rebuilding and sure enough,everything kept rebooting and a few times didn't power back up..I cut the servo connectors off and soldered deans on,no more power issues..
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05-10-2013 03:59 PM  6 years ago
FLYERCLD

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Thats great you found the problem, I to had the same thing happen. I put it in once with a dollar amount of $345. Found my wire (connectors) problem while doing a charge of the batt.

Charles
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05-11-2013 05:22 AM  6 years ago
BladeStrikes

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FLYERCLD,
I hear ya and it sucks..Odd thing about this was the first time it happend I put 5-6 flights on it then lockout..Rebuilt and couldn't find anything wrong or loose,even wiggled the battery wires then..2nd time I put 2 flights on it then around 1 1/2 mins into the flight,lockout again..Didn't think the connector was bad but checked it again anyways and glad I did...
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