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  • Bad Raven: Balance lead extensions are pence from China, I bought bulk. I also cut the old balance plugs with lead off and if I get a broken plug body I just solder a new one lead to lead, can extend at the same time.
    Today at 14:17:22
  • Reman: Bajadre, With reference to balance leads, I bought a cheap JST XH crimper, plus a shed load of male/female plugs and pins a while back. It's amazing how many times that lots come in handy. Not just for repairing battery packs, But for things like adding quick release plugs to wiring harnesses so you can do things like pop gimbels on and off camera drones quickly, Or add plugs to the cables of hardwired components so you don't have to desolder them when you need to get them out of the way in a rebuild, And making charging extension leads so you can get the battery right into a Li-Po safe bag and away from the expensive charger. They're well worth adding to the toolbox..... The other day I only spent about 5 minutes hunting for my 4S charging lead before giving up and making a new one. If I didn't have the crimping kit I'd probabbly still be looking. :)
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  • hoverfly: Not unusual Reman, they just cant be ar$ed to deliversome if they get behind schedule.. Yesterday i had a delivery by Herpies,  got a sms telling me when they were going to deliver, then rang the door bell and knocked. The parcel was intact and damage free.  Not sure what is going on.... :hmm:
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  • hoverfly: If you cut them off make sure  you insulate the ends. :smiley:
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  • Bajadre: Quick question guys is it ok to snip off a broken balance lead and not run it i know i wouldnt be able to balance charge it again but would the pack be ok ? its a 3s 5500mah which the lead got dragged along the floor on sundays bahs :(
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  • Reman: About an hour ago I had the Yodel tracking system tell me that I wasn't in...... That's f*ckin' news to me !!!!!
    Today at 10:17:20
  • Reman: Like I said, In the past I've had a handful of packs "Go off" at me like fireworks after bad crashes (Usually with RC helis), So it's hard to get that image out of your head while stripping down Li-Po's. :)
    January 21, 2019, 11:22:54
  • shawdreamer: the horror stories will always incite worry when messing about with Lipo's but its the same as everything else when working on electronics alike, alsong as your careful and methodical there's very little to panic about, I regularly recycle 4s's with a single dead cell into usable 3s packs, end of the days its alot more economical, safer and enviro friendly than having to bin them....just a pain that the dead cell is NEVER one of the outer cells so you always end up having to strip a good cell off to get at the bad cell before putting it back afterwards, its like dropping toast, it'll always land buttered side down and inevitably covered in pet fur :angry:
    January 21, 2019, 00:11:16
  • Reman: Just did the one electrical job that still scares me. I dismantled some Lipo's with knacked cells and built usable packs out of the good cells. I've had packs go "VOOOOOOSH" at me in the past so I'm always slightly scared of having bare lipo contacts anywhere near what I'm working on, But all appears to have gone well and one of them is currently doing a charge/discharge cycle to make sure nothings a miss. :)
    January 20, 2019, 22:28:43
  • Reman: My original Dremel Pro made it to 14 years of heavy weekend use (And abuse) before it crocked. Dismantled that but it turned out to be a "Control module" fault, And Dremel made it ni on impossible to get into that without pooching it completely. :(
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  • Bad Raven: That's a warrnty claim if ever I heard one....
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  • ched999uk: My 28 year old 12v 35w Weller soldering iron failed  :( I didn't fancy forking out £100 for a new one. Stripped it down and found conductor snapped in cable. 10Mins later all back working great. :smiley: ::) I am very happy!!
    January 16, 2019, 17:23:06
  • shawdreamer: "look up there....its a drone!.....and whats this noise?..... no.....no..... it cant be!....NOOOOOOOO.......OOOOOOOOOOOOOPS I DID IT AGAIN, I PLAYED WITH YOUR HEAR....."
    January 10, 2019, 14:17:24
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  • Bajadre: defo steveo :) we should get loads of drones together up there so how they handle more that one lol
    January 08, 2019, 19:39:07
  • steveo9007: its all a ploy to get who ever has won the contract for geofencing the airport in, i reckon  ::)
    January 08, 2019, 18:38:26
  • Bajadre: more lies hope they prepped the police staement already lol
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Furious Kombini fc
« on: September 02, 2018, 17:28:06 »
Lost one of my motor feeds, to start with I suspected an esc but ran the motor and esc on its own with no problem. Re connected to fc still no good.



 Tried to update on Betaflight, that went ok tried to run motors only running 3 out of 4. tried re tuning still no go. Went on Bl Heli this was only showing 3 motors not 4 what do you recon ? any tips or ideas ? Fc toast or repairable ?

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Re: Furious Kombini fc
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 17:36:38 »
Not used the kombini mate, nothing leaps out on the pictures, however is you have a spare pad connected to a DMA timer you can always remap the motor resource to that, solder the signal wire to it and off you go

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Re: Furious Kombini fc
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 18:07:09 »
I fed it a few different versions  :shrug:
« Last Edit: September 02, 2018, 18:44:22 by trebor »

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Re: Furious Kombini fc
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 18:22:20 »
I did have this set for Spektrum sat using a Lemon sat but I had trouble getting it to change to sbus n Frsky so I installed a new version to fix that problem. What do you think would be a good replacement ?

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Re: Furious Kombini fc
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 18:34:01 »
ATM helio spring is my favourite

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Re: Furious Kombini fc
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2018, 12:15:23 »
Bingo, maybe my board has not got D-shot  :shrug:  https://furiousfpv.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/43000054964-what-target-should-i-choose-
Switched it over to Piko blx and off she went.

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Re: Furious Kombini fc
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2018, 19:35:10 »
Easy to test, switch to oneshot, see if the motor spins up
But if so that’s crap, dshot came in a couple of years ago, you had to work around it for a few boards (it’s somewhere on the bf wiki) but by now all F.C. should run it
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Yup here was the details when dshot was introduced:
https://github.com/betaflight/betaflight/wiki/DSHOT-ESC-Protocol
Any F.C. developed after that should run it

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Re: Furious Kombini fc
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2018, 20:46:03 »
Thinking about it the quad is coming up to a couple of years old and I didn't use it so often.