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DJI Solder Quality (lack of)

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Chicago1, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. Chicago1

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    Let this be a warning to all.

    Do yourself a favor and save the life of your Phantom 2 Vision + V3 - CHECK THE SOLDER JOINTS REGULARLY. Mine let go after about 160 flights (30-40 hours) and plummeted from only about 8 feet. I saw the prop on 1 arm start acting erratic. Then, the bird tipped to that corner and ultimately turned upside down and came to the ground. I pulled the top off and sure enough - one of the wires came lose from that ESC.

    I had been flying this since January 2015 (6 months) without even a hint of an issue.

    I will get it fixed/replaced; however, when I take it out of the box, I will cut the tape - remove the top - and check everything with my own eyes. Don't just keep flying it until it crashes. Just like a car - open the hood every once in a while (every 20 hours of flight).

    An ounce of prevention.............................................
     
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    Thanks for your advice, yep you do think all is ok til something goes wrong, good old solder joints for ya:(

    Agree with ya about checking under the bonnet of a car sooooo why not our phantoms;)
     
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    Can someone please tell me why I get no power to my transmitter but I do get power to the IOSD mini? I'm using the plug and play cable
    Thanks (I don't know how to post a new thread)
     
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