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Posted by Shikra | May 06, 2010 @ 04:47 AM | 29,897 Views
This was the SignGuy thread I read and got the plans from:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1142429



Main HobbyKing bits..... (some of these might not be right , but seems to work)

3x #HK-SS30A-HW/6458 Hobbyking SS Series 25-30A ESC (card programmable) variations = $36.92
1x #TR_PC/2169 TURNIGY BESC Programming Card variations = $6.95 (optional)
3x #TP2410-09/5111 TowerPro Brushless Outrunner 2410-09 13A / 104W variations = $25.56
4x #HK401B/10113 Hobby King 401B AVCS Digital Head Lock Gyro  variations = $55.96
1x #HKing-3S/7223 Hobby King Battery Monitor 3S variations = $3.99
1x #GWS-RD-1047/10055 GWS EP Propeller (RD-1047 254x119mm) (6pcs/set) variations = $13.74
1x #TR-UBEC TURNIGY 3A UBEC w/ Noise Reduction = $7.21

I recommend also getting these extras as spares because of HK shipping times. Motor shafts and props get damaged very easily when learning. Seriously!!
1x #HK-SS30A-HW/6458 Hobbyking SS Series 25-30A ESC (card programmable) variations
1x #TP2410-09/5111 TowerPro Brushless Outrunner 2410-09 13A / 104W variations
1x #HK401B/10113 Hobby King 401B AVCS Digital Head Lock Gyro  variations
3x #GWS-RD-1047/10055 GWS EP Propeller (RD-1047 254x119mm) (6pcs/set) variations
1x #TPSHAFT2410/5274 TowerPro Motor Shaft w/ Nut for 2410 Motors (3pack) variations = $4.84


Extras....
1 * servo - I'm using a 19gr mini
1 * rx - I'm using a corona RP8D1
Deans. 2male, 1 female ( you use others, still get 1 of each for ESC power...Continue Reading
Posted by Shikra | May 05, 2010 @ 05:02 AM | 26,725 Views
What performance changes will I see?

Before mod:
Acquisition time to 5 or more sats - usually several minutes. Sometimes forever!
Max number of sats typically 6
Sometimes drop sats during flight below min count (less than 5).Occasionally drop down to 1 or 2

After mod:
Acquisition time to 5 or more sats - usually less than a minute. Occasionally 2
Never see low sat warning - even in valley or short time inverted flight....
Max sats typically 8 or 9


Caveat!If you are under warranty, this will probably invalidate it.
If you are not confident with fine soldering, get someone else to do it... seriously.
If it goes wrong don't blame me!!


What do I do?
If there is a small strip of foil stuck along the edge of the metal can remove it and clean up residue with a suitable solvent.

Red = warning!
- Be very carefully not to bridge any of the pins when soldering. It is easy to do. Use a desolder pump or wick to remove if you accidentally solder across pins.
- Be very careful if carrying out the amber coloured soldering. Do NOT solder to the thin pcb track running along the outside edge of the GPS module as indicated.

Amber = more difficult soldering. Will see an improvement even without this. - For the soldering on the two outside long edges of the board, this is a little more tricky. you are actually soldering to a very small square PCB sandwiched between the metal can and the main board. Look and understand this first.
- Gently scrape along the...Continue Reading