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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:38 PM
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Help!
Something Smoked. ESCs not arming.

This is VERY time sensitive and unfortunately I am on location in Baja covering the Baja 1000 for Monster Energy. We have had a great first 3 days of pre race flights and should have our first edit posted to Monster tomorrow. BUT!!!!!

I needed to spin up one motor at a time to check the motor balance and think I blew it when I meant to plug in an esc wire and actually plugged in a Rx wire to a second Rx to spin up the one motor. I had a 3s battery also plugged into the Rx.

To make a long story short, something smoked on the HFP board and now the ESCs won't arm. I do have a backup green board, but have the black board well tuned for this Octa.

See the photo below. The tip of the tool is over the smoked component. Anything I can do? Any way to bypass the smoked component. I am in Mexico, so no access to anything more than wire and a soldering iron. Race day tomorrow and will be out of touch for 2 days.
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