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Old Oct 05, 2012, 10:40 AM
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same happened to me with my mcpx board, was really hard to resolder it but finally worked, i think those sockets are really weak so i also recommend people to put a bit of epoxy on them when new
It's impossible to resolder anything but the contact fingers. There are two 'mounting' points on each socket that are supposed to be soldered to pads on the board, but they can only be soldered by dunking the board in a solder bath. At least I don't know of a way to get heat to them to re-attach them.

So once the socket comes free you can never put it back on to factory strength without some additional glue.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 10:46 AM
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It's impossible to resolder anything but the contact fingers. There are two 'mounting' points on each socket that are supposed to be soldered to pads on the board, but they can only be soldered by dunking the board in a solder bath. At least I don't know of a way to get heat to them to re-attach them.

So once the socket comes free you can never put it back on to factory strength without some additional glue.
true, i resolder just the 3 contacts from the pins, the two mounting points you are talking about i just glued it with epoxy so the servo socket stays in place to be able to resolder the 3 pin contacts
Old Oct 05, 2012, 11:00 AM
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You can make out the bushing on this pic:

HOW did you get that already? Or is that from the McpX?
Old Oct 05, 2012, 11:20 AM
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HOW did you get that already? Or is that from the McpX?
MSR, MSRX, MCPX and now the NCPX. They all have inter-changeable tail booms. The length of the boom varies, and the strength of the motor varies (maybe), but otherwise the motors are all the same dimensions and likewise the end motor holders.
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HOW did you get that already? Or is that from the McpX?
It's not mine, just leeched the pic to show the bushing.

Yes, I believe it's for the mCPx, but since it's supposed to be the same motor on the Nano, most likely it will work on the Nano (the boom might be different - haven't checked yet).
Old Oct 05, 2012, 11:57 AM
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hmmm...
How do you adjust zero pitch at mid stick is it just lengthing the servo arms ?

Also is there a DIY on this on this thread ?
Old Oct 05, 2012, 11:57 AM
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It's impossible to resolder anything but the contact fingers. There are two 'mounting' points on each socket that are supposed to be soldered to pads on the board, but they can only be soldered by dunking the board in a solder bath. At least I don't know of a way to get heat to them to re-attach them.

So once the socket comes free you can never put it back on to factory strength without some additional glue.
Yup, I htink my mounting points were not installed correctly on that one as i wasnt ruff with it. Oh well at least it wasnt too hard to solder after all teh FET work I have done

If anyone is interested I started a thread in this forum for brushless conversions
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...6#post22920453
Old Oct 05, 2012, 11:59 AM
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How do you adjust zero pitch at mid stick is it just lengthing the servo arms ?

Also is there a DIY on this on this thread ?
Yup just adjust those arms. There is lines at the top that people are using for zero pitch alignment or you can just fold the blades back and adjust until level. like this vid for the mcpx
Mcpx 0 pitch setup (4 min 42 sec)
Old Oct 05, 2012, 03:25 PM
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I got one today...I do have a question or two...when I power it up, one of the servos makes noise...is this normal? Is it the AS3X??? or is it bad and I need to exchange it.?
Old Oct 05, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Somehow my battery wire has come into contact with the main gear...Called HH, told them about it, mentioned it might have been my fault how I ran the battery wire. I told them I was afraid the two wires might short out and cause a fire and/or ruin the board. The guy said that I could send it back and they would replace the wire. Then I said if they would send me the wire, I would do the repair myself. He said hold on a minute, I'll be right back...He came back on the phone and said they would just send another board out to me to replace this one! MAN! I love HH's customer service!!! I just got an invoice from them, that it is on the way!!
This heli is what the Mcpx should have been! Still...for me...it is squirrely, especially when the Air Conditioning kicks in
Old Oct 05, 2012, 03:30 PM
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they are noisy because of the small center pulse width and they are constantly trying to verify center...so yes it is normal
Old Oct 05, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Somehow my battery wire has come into contact with the main gear...Called HH, told them about it, mentioned it might have been my fault how I ran the battery wire. I told them I was afraid the two wires might short out and cause a fire and/or ruin the board. The guy said that I could send it back and they would replace the wire. Then I said if they would send me the wire, I would do the repair myself. He said hold on a minute, I'll be right back...He came back on the phone and said they would just send another board out to me to replace this one! MAN! I love HH's customer service!!! I just got an invoice from them, that it is on the way!!
This heli is what the Mcpx should have been! Still...for me...it is squirrely, especially when the Air Conditioning kicks in
Nice looks like you now have a board to go brushless. You dont want the battery to go straight the the nano board anyhow
Old Oct 05, 2012, 03:50 PM
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they are noisy because of the small center pulse width and they are constantly trying to verify center...so yes it is normal
Thank You very much....it's a long trip to the LHS.

Anyone have any really toned down settings for my DX6i? I really don't have much living room space and it is raining, actually thunder and lightning.
Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Thank You very much....it's a long trip to the LHS.

Anyone have any really toned down settings for my DX6i? I really don't have much living room space and it is raining, actually thunder and lightning.
I reduced the rates of aileron and elevator to 30% with 25% expo. Left rudder at 85%. If you're not into 3D, also reduce the pitch curve so there's little or no negative pitch below mid stick.
Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:42 PM
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That's good for you, but it suck's for me because I called this morning about a binding issues and they want me to send it in.... Now I'm p'd off


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Somehow my battery wire has come into contact with the main gear...Called HH, told them about it, mentioned it might have been my fault how I ran the battery wire. I told them I was afraid the two wires might short out and cause a fire and/or ruin the board. The guy said that I could send it back and they would replace the wire. Then I said if they would send me the wire, I would do the repair myself. He said hold on a minute, I'll be right back...He came back on the phone and said they would just send another board out to me to replace this one! MAN! I love HH's customer service!!! I just got an invoice from them, that it is on the way!!
This heli is what the Mcpx should have been! Still...for me...it is squirrely, especially when the Air Conditioning kicks in


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