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Re: Basic Installation

Post by RCPlaneHobby.com » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:30 pm

GrootWitbaas wrote:actually looking at the gen 2 board it looks like the pad location is a slight bit off, so here is a update possible mod. Clean the track like in the picture.
At the red line cut very carefully and at the blue circle place a small drop of the conductor paint used to repair the heater in the back window of a car.
I do not know how good this will be, but if you put a few small coats of the paint it can probably work ok, and that will be a solder less solution. No extra wire needed for the track to the left :D

Alternative a small piece of copper track from a broke/test board can be soldered between the pad and track.
Man i wish I had thought of that :idea:

I wonder if one would have to cut a small slit to have a gap between the pad and the trace to avoid a short, which still shouldn't be too difficult, definitely better than soldering.
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Re: Basic Installation

Post by GrootWitbaas » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:01 pm

yes you need at leas 0,8mm between the pad and the track. this is not to hard. if some one wants to try this and it works then we can post this also at the start op this topic. (/me makes note to make time to update 1st post :roll: )
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Re: Basic Installation

Post by Galand » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:27 pm

RCPlaneHobby.com wrote:
wheelspinner20 wrote:RCplanehobby.com, where did you get the radio?? was it recently?? Just wondering if it was from Hobbypartz?
no got it from leadershobby...
http://www.leaderhobby.com/product.asp?ID=9394001220239

RC Plane, do I understand this correctly that you got a Tx with a V1 board from Leaders?
I thought that sofar they came only out of Hobbypartz.

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Re: Basic Installation

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Re: Basic Installation

Post by RCPlaneHobby.com » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:43 pm

Galand wrote:
RCPlaneHobby.com wrote:
wheelspinner20 wrote:RCplanehobby.com, where did you get the radio?? was it recently?? Just wondering if it was from Hobbypartz?
no got it from leadershobby...
http://www.leaderhobby.com/product.asp?ID=9394001220239

RC Plane, do I understand this correctly that you got a Tx with a V1 board from Leaders?
I thought that sofar they came only out of Hobbypartz.
Hi :)
Yes that is correct. I got a th9x from Leadershobby and it had the gen 1 board - much to my chagrin :shock:


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Re: Basic Installation

Post by Galand » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:13 am

Boy, that sucks!!!

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Re: Basic Installation

Post by RCPlaneHobby.com » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:19 am

lol ya I was devistated ;)
then I did the soldering and burnt the resistor, at which point I decided to sell all my stuff and exit the hobby.
then after a couple days I studied up on pcb soldering and did the resistor fix, thank CINDERELLA it worked. I was all giddy again :lol:

you can read the whole story here if you haven't already...
http://www.openrcforums.com/forum/viewt ... ?f=11&t=76

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Re: Basic Installation

Post by RCPlaneHobby.com » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:25 pm

GrootWitbaas wrote:Actually looking at the gen 2 board it looks like the pad location is a slight bit off, so here is a update possible mod. Clean the track like in the picture.
At the red line cut very carefully and at the blue circle place a small drop of the conductor paint used to repair the heater in the back window of a car.
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I do not know how good this will be, but if you put a few small coats of the paint it can probably work ok, and that will be a solder less solution. No extra wire needed for the track to the left :D

Alternative a small piece of copper track from a broke/test board can be soldered between the pad and track.

JUST BE WARNED: I take no responsibility if you break your board doing the above ....
here is an overlay of the gen1 and gen2 boards. The yellow circle is where the gen 2 pad is. Perhaps this will give all a better idea of where to cut the slit and place the conductive paint. Groot you were very close. You do that with the dead eye method?
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Basic Installation

Post by GrootWitbaas » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:15 am

Years of practice. Yes i use the eye many days for things like this. I have also been proved wrong ;)


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Re: Basic Installation

Post by RCPlaneHobby.com » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:45 pm

devgrp form rcgroups used a conductive pen from radio shack and put a spot on the scraped off track as shown in the pic below and it worked.

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http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... Id=3964901

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Basic Installation

Post by GrootWitbaas » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:06 pm

See my update on my post above about the mod

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Re: Basic Installation

Post by RCPlaneHobby.com » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:12 pm

GrootWitbaas wrote:See my update on my post above about the mod

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Thanks - good stuff! 8-) I almost want to try it just for the sake of trying it ;)

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Re: Basic Installation

Post by Scott Page » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:44 am

I'm about to order another TX. If I get a board I'll use this method -- but rather than putting tape over the pad, I'll probably use enamel finger nail polish.

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Re: Basic Installation

Post by miss5031 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:49 pm

This pretty much what I did. I scraped away board over the right pin location and put a solder pool there. Then scraped away at other solder pool to disconnect it from that line in the board. I also put some liquid tape over that spot as an added measure. It took a few times, but I finally got it and all works great. I am having a blast with this new radio.


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