Originally Posted by rexless
I had the exact same problem with my second one. I asked for a replacement PCB from BG - doesn't look like they're going to send it. I soldered the bridge as mentioned on RCGroups and it flies fine now.
What kind of range do other folks get with their DH9116? I seem to have about a 10-15m maximum range on my orange 9116. I get a much longer range out of all my other outdoor helis (V911, V929, V939, MJX F45). I've had the F45 more than a block away from me and had no trouble maintaining full control. I'll have to compare to my blue 9116 which just returned to duty last night after replacing the blades.
I've had both of mine out past 100 yards and still in control. The limiting factor on my 9116's range is trying to see the orientation. I'm wondering if your TX antennae isn't making contact: something is wrong if you're only getting 15 meters range.