Originally Posted by OiOi
Wow, had recently bought another heli from RC711 (intended to be upgraded with a HK 14000kv motor). Today was the first day to fly the little thing (before it was all bad weather...).
Put that thing in the air, but it somehow lacked power, then after about 30 seconds, there was smoke coming out of the canopy. As i saw in there from the side, I saw that something was glowing red hot just in front of the servos.
Then it dropped to the ground.
First I thought there was a short at some servo-leads. But boy was I wrong. It was the servo itself. One servo PCB got so red glowing hot, that it melted a hole into the plastic encasing...WOW...
Anyone of you ever experienced this?
The funny thing is, that 'til the end the servo was still working...LOL
I have never burn one, but I did have several seize up soon after I got the Mini.
I took on apart and found a little piece of foreign material that fell out. I put it back together and it worked just fine. Maybe that's what caused your problem.