But I wasn't the only one doing the same mistake, that made me feel a little bit better
Originally Posted by Dirt-Torpedo
Happy, having done the same thing I still think that top soldering has some potential hazards (solder balls) and personally went with a single pin header on the top side of the board for my second go around.
You've obviously got some info on these components if you know the breakdown voltage - can you give us a part number for U8?
I'm thinking that the Hunter V-Tail might be a nice home for this board if I can get it fixed.